Real Estate

Roger Ogden has been a leader in the development, acquisition, and redevelopment of more than $2 billion in commercial real estate, including shopping centers, hotels, office properties, and public pro bono projects.

Ogden is co-founder of Stirling Properties where for 20 years he led the company as principal and CEO in the development and acquisition of a $200 million portfolio of shopping centers.  He is a past trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers and served as Vice President for the Southern Division.

In 1996, Ogden developed the Omni Riverfront Hotel, a project that pioneered development on Convention Center Boulevard in New Orleans.  The project has been widely recognized for its unique design, marrying the historic architecture of the Warehouse District with the contemporary Riverfront.  

In 2000, Ogden acquired and began the redevelopment of the Shops at Canal Place, a 260,000 square foot five-star mall located in downtown New Orleans at the foot of famed Canal Street at the Mississippi River and featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, Michael Kors, Armani, Brooks BrothersAnthropologie, the luxury moviehouse and restaurant The Theatres at Canal Place, and others, with an attached 1,650 space commercial garage.  

In 2003, Ogden completed the $75 million Loews New Orleans Hotel on Poydras Street and the restoration of the adjacent Piazza d'Italia.  This project involved the creative adaptive re-use of the former Lykes Steamship Office Building.  

Ogden is a principal in the partnership that acquired the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in the historic French Quarter in 2008.  The hotel has received the four diamond luxury award for the past 31 years and a full renovation was completed on the property in 2013.