About Nicole Webre

CEO & Founder, Lead Consultant

Nicole Webre is a New Orleans native and received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and her juris doctor degree from Loyola University College of Law. Since 2003, Nicole has created legislation and lead projects for redevelopment and new construction. She has spent 16 years in city government and the legal field helping residents, business owners, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and real estate developers navigate local and state government. In 2021, Webre Consulting was honored as a 2021 Love Your City Award Finalist in the Housing category. Nicole has been recognized by New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles (2019 Design Masters, Master of Preservation), New Orleans CityBusiness (2017 Silver Award, Top Home Builder and 2016 Women of the Year), Biz New Orleans (2017 Top 10 Influencer), New Orleans Magazine (2016 Top Female Achiever and 2015 Steel Magnolia). Nicole was featured in CNBC’s The Deed staring Sidney Torres for her residential urban-infill development, Bakery Village.

She specializes in government and community relations, especially local and state regulatory compliance, land use planning, zoning and options for future real estate development, permitting, commercial and residential entitlements, historic tax credits, restoration tax abatement, and legislative-based economic incentives. She tackles every project or problem with the utmost attention and energy. In addition to advising clients, she is also a real estate developer, having developed Bakery Village, a 15-lot residential development in the Historic Irish Channel, New Orleans…     READ MORE

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About Ron Loesel

Senior Associate Consultant

Ron has over 25 years of experience in serving residents and businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Ron first came to New Orleans as the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Algiers Point where he grew the organization and renovated its historic buildings, winning a Golden Hammer Award from the City of New Orleans. Ron served as the Executive Director of Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF) and Westbank Redevelopment Corporation (WRC). At AEDF and WRC he worked diligently to create business opportunities for Westbank businesses. Ron worked at New Orleans City Hall as Director of Special Projects for District “C” and later as Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Ron has led numerous political campaigns and understands the workings of City Hall. He serves on the Board of Directors for Young Audiences Charter School, which recently completed its $30 million dollar expansion. Ron is actively involved in the Algiers and Gretna Westbank communities, where he resides and his two sons, Camryn and Freddy. You can find him almost every night and weekend at a baseball or football field with his sons.

About Laura Barth

Senior Associate Consultant

After five years of experience with the City of New Orleans, Laura joined Webre Consulting to assist clients from the other side of the desk. During her time at City Hall, she worked in Safety & Permits, assisting with all permitting including alcoholic beverage permits, and Department of Public Works for the FEMA funded JIRR program (Join Infrastructure Road Recovery). As Senior Associate Consultant for Webre Consulting, she works with clients on permitting and licensing, tax credit programs, and land use. Laura holds a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Master’s in Urban Studies from University of New Orleans and a Master’s in Applied Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University. Originally from St. Bernard Parish, she’s lived in New Orleans for the past 15 years.

 

About Lisa Picone Love

Director of Operations, Associate Consultant

As Associate Consultant, Lisa specializes in SLDBE certification and outreach for tax credit clients, and licensing and permitting for hospitality clients. As Director of Operations, she oversees client project management and office management. Her career experience includes marketing, media sales, and non-profit management. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University and an MFA in Performance from University of New Orleans. Lisa is a member of American Business Women’s Association and the Krewe of Iris.