Chip Gardner Vice President of Operations & Special Initiatives

LCL, MAI, MBA Make me your preferred realtor
Chip Gardner - Gardner Realtors

About Me

Glenn “Chip” Gardner is passionate about GARDNER’s continued success as the best full-service real estate company in the region with a commitment to give back to local communities #GARDNERLOVE. As the fourth generation in the family business, Chip is responsible for GARDNER's day-to-day operations, including the identification, prioritization, and execution of key projects.
Chip was honored in 2016 with a "Millennial Award" for his exemplary work within the real estate industry and dedication to making a difference in the community. The Millennial Awards honors dynamic young professionals who contribute to the community through public service, make significant strides in business sectors, and serve as cultural ambassadors.
Chip is regarded as a thought-leader in the real estate industry; he has spoken on numerous panels and received recognition at industry events across the country/world, including:
  • Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate
  • Luxury Portfolio International
  • The Enterprise Network | booj
  • RISMedia
  • National Association of Realtors
Chip is the youngest real estate professional in the Gulf South to attain a combination of the following real estate licenses and designations:
  • Real Estate Broker - Louisiana, Mississippi & Texas
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - Louisiana, Mississippi & Texas
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Producer - Louisiana 
  • MBA, Master of Business Administration - Finance/Real Estate Speciality 
  • MAI, Member of Appraisal Institute - Global
Chip’s extensive real estate consulting experience across the country and world with Duff & Phelps - formerly Standard & Poors Corporate Value Consulting - provided a foundation to attain the prestigious MAI membership, which is awarded to those experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions.
Chip graduated as The President’s Scholar with a degree in Business Administration from Spring Hill College, along with recognition as a top three collegiate business owner by the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards presented by Saint Louis University. Chip went on to earn an MBA in Finance/Real Estate from Louisiana State University, solidifying his expertise and commitment to the field at a young age.
For fun, Chip enjoys cutting loose with a few libations, busting out stellar dance moves, eating at local dives, and cheering on the Fighting Tigers in Death Valley. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations such as The New Orleans Mission Properties Foundation and Spring Hill College National Alumni Advisory.

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5/5 Stars

Chris Smith
"Over the last thirteen + years of my professional time of being a REALTOR,, many of the local competitors have reached out to me,, trying to entice me to join another brokerage firm. In my time in the business,, I have learned from experience,, that the absolute VERY BEST real estate firm in all of Louisiana is without question - GARDNER REALTORS. The tremendous support provided by our branch managers,, the administrative support,, highest caliber technology services provided and the vast expense which GARDNER REALTORS spends consistently on marketing our clients properties is truly part of the "secret of my success". I am sincerely proud and honored to say that I work with GARDNER REALTORS."

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