Discover Downtown: Hertz Investment Group

The DDD Honors the Legacy of Downtown New Orleans Investor and Partner Judah Hertz

Hertz Investment Group opened Connect Hub Coworking at 400 Poydras Tower in March 2021

After more than a year of remote working, Greater New Orleanians are returning to their Downtown offices. Many will return to offices owned by Hertz Investment Group, the largest owner of Class A office space in New Orleans.

Hertz Investment Group was founded by Judah Hertz with only $1,000 and the uncanny ability and business acumen to discern undervalued assets. He built the company into a national real estate investment firm with more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Hertz Investment Group entered the New Orleans office market beginning in 2002 with the acquisitions of 400 Poydras Tower, Poydras Center, and First Bank & Trust Tower. When New Orleans was still under floodwater from Hurricane Katrina, Judah Hertz famously told the Wall Street Journal in September 2005, “I am very, very bullish on New Orleans.” His unwavering confidence in the city was reassurance that New Orleans would bounce back. Hertz later acquired Energy Centre and Hancock Whitney Center.

Members work at Connect Hub Coworking at 400 Poydras Tower

True to Judah’s entrepreneurial spirit, Hertz Investment Group expanded its real estate offerings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by opening Connect Hub Coworking at 400 Poydras Tower. Hertz Investment Group now offers office suites ranging from 100 sq ft to 100,000 sq ft and provides unmatched flexibility in the market for tenants with rapidly changing space requirements.

The Striking Facade of First Bank & Trust Tower along with some of its Office Spaces

Judah Hertz, a brilliant visionary and philanthropist, retired as Chairman and CEO of privately held Hertz Investment Group August 30, 2020 after leading the company he founded for more than 43 years. In February, he passed away following a short battle with ALS. Zev Hertz continues his father’s legacy today of acquiring best-in-class, prestigious office buildings and maintaining the highest stands of quality.

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About Discover Downtown NOLA
Downtown New Orleans is home to a collection of neighborhoods including the Historic Lafayette Square, Warehouse District, Canal Street, Central Business District, Arts District, Gravier-Common, South Market District, Picayune Place, Riverfront as well as several industries such as Tourism, Hospitality, Sports & Entertainment, Culture, BioMedical, Financial, and Legal. Discover Downtown is an opportunity to spotlight all that Downtown has to offer for shopping, living, working and visiting.

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