Partners is part of the largest fully integrated network of real estate and auction professionals in the nation. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. Our Management team knows the needs of agents in urban and metropolitan markets. We address those needs by providing powerful marketing programs along with technology-based services that are unique to the industry.
As manager and CEO of United Real Estate Partners in the Greater Metropolitan New Orleans area, Tom Bookhardt provides multiple layers of expertise to the United Real Estate family. Serving as a top performing agent previously with Century 21, Tom is uniquely qualified to provide buyers and sellers assistance with single family homes, bank owned assets, investment properties, multi-unit complexes, and commercial transactions. Real estate is inherent to him, being raised with a family rooted in real estate, restaurants and commercial properties, Tom learned the value in doing right by the client is the only way to serve. Before opening United Real Estate Partners, Tom consulted for a national quick service restaurant chain throughout the Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi markets. Also, while at Century 21, Tom was in the top 50 agents out of the south region for top sales of real estate transactions. Tom graduated from Culinary School in New York and takes every opportunity to display his love of cooking. After returning to New Orleans he firmed up his studies by attending Tulane University and acquiring certification in Management, Marketing and Business as well as becoming a Civil Law Notary Public with Statewide Jurisdiction. An avid dog lover, he donates time to ASPCA to spread the word for rescue animals in hopes to find forever homes. Tom takes place in the annual walk for MS, a cause dear to his heart.
Gayle began her real estate career in the New Orleans area by learning from experienced agents and brokers who underscored the value of being client- and agent-focused. Fully immersing herself into this business, she took real estate courses at University of New Orleans to further her knowledge in the field. As opportunities arose, both residential and commercial property management became another area of expertise to increase her brand recognition. In 2003, Gayle successfully launched Monarch Realty Group with a select group of collegues focusing on client focus and brand development. Throughout this endeavour, Gayle has built residential homes, townhomes, and a condo complex. Recognizing the changing tides in this industry, in 2016 Gayle merged Monarch Realty Group with globally-recognized United Real Estate Partners.
Today, Gayle is focusing on the United brand and her agents, promoting the same vision and core values instilled in her throughout her 40+ year real estate career. As the mother of 2 and grandmother to 6, family time is a precious commodity to her - not to mention the time spent with her adorable fur-babies. Whenever she can, Gayle devotes her spare time to aid in the animal resuce effort, taking photos to help raise money and awarenenss for adoptable pets.
Taylor began her real estate career in 2010. She's experienced the pro's and con's of working in a large franchise and small offices Since joining us in 2017, Taylor has enjoyed a special appreciation for United Real Estate's unique approach to agent support, technology, and compensation. In 2018, she accepted the position as our office's Marketing Coordinator, focusing on the creative aspect of real estate sales for our office and agents. She manages our office social media and provides one-on-one assistance to our agents in all aspects of agent branding, real estate marketing, promotional ideas, and education on our technology platforms.
Shawn is our rock star Transaction Coordinator! Licensed since 2009, she's enjoyed a busy career in the real estate industry, and her experience is a huge asset to our team. She provides fatastic support for our agents, ensuring all the "I's" are dotted and all the "T's" have been crossed! Shawn also manages the onboarding process for our new agents.