Announcing the 2017 class of ‘Women of the Year’

August 2017
Tara C. Hernandez will be recognized on November 2, 2017, at New Orleans CityBusiness’ 19th annual “Women of the Year” luncheon.

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Tara C. Hernandez honored as a 2017 Junior Achievement Laureates in the Business Hall of Fame

August 2017
Established in 1984, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame recognizes and honors local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in our community.

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New Orleans area business leaders targeting advanced manufacturing opportunities

February 2017
Regional business leaders are setting their sights in the year ahead on developing and growing local opportunities in advanced manufacturing, an industry that could employ skilled and well-paid workers.

That was the takeaway Monday from Greater New Orleans Inc.’s annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency hotel. The regional economic development group’s incoming chairwoman, Tara Hernandez, told more than 1,000 business leaders and city officials that the group’s efforts would include leveraging existing partnerships or entering new ones to create jobs in that sector.

Hernandez, president of JCH Development, a local real estate development firm that specializes in converting underutilized real estate into residential, commercial and mixed-use redevelopment projects, rattled off a few area employers that could help reach that objective, including Bollinger Shipyards, agricultural giant Monsanto and defense contractor Textron.

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Biz Magazine on 10 Top Real Estate Influencers

October 2016
New Orleans’ top real estate professionals discuss the current status of the city’s residential and commercial markets and make projections about what lies ahead.

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Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Louisiana, 2016-17 Edition

August 2016
Every two years, GOLF puts together the best of the best when it comes to golf courses you can play. Sure, you can't get on to Augusta National or Pine Valley, but you still have access to some of the best courses in the world like Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Harbour Town, Erin Hills and more. Some of these gems are closer to you than you think, too, and we made it easy for you by breaking it down state by state.


1. The Bluffs on Thompson Creek, St. Francisville

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Harvard Team Wins 2016 Hines Competition with Vision for Redeveloping Midtown Atlanta

April 2016
A team representing Harvard University has taken top honors in the 2016 ULI Hines Student Competition with its winning master plan proposal to transform a Midtown Atlanta site in a thriving, sustainable, mixed-use, walkable, and transit-accessible neighborhood. The Harvard team ousted another team from Harvard University, one from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and one from the University of Miami.

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Tara Hernandez to Chair ULI’s 14th Annual Hines Student Competition for 2016

January 2016
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the selection of an area in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood as the study site in the 14th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition provides both full- and part-time graduate-level student teams the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of a real, large-scale site. The team with the winning proposal, which will be selected in April, will receive $50,000.

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Mayor Landrieu, Stirling Properties, JCH Development Celebrate Grand Opening Of Magnolia Marketplace In Central City

March 2015
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The national retailers opening in the new Magnolia Marketplace on South Claiborne Avenue are familiar names, often bunched together in box stores and shopping centers across the United States.

But local developers and public officials said Friday (March 13) that bringing those retailers into the city of New Orleans for the first time demanded a decade of work — carving out land from a former public housing development, getting snubbed by national retailers in the early years after Hurricane Katrina and dealing with financing problems that nearly derailed the plans.

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Great Leaders Need Great Teams

September 2014
John Bender, the "criminal" in the 1980’s classic film The Breakfast Club, probably isn't someone who comes to mind when you think of examples of great leaders. But his ability to bring together different people for a common cause, is part of what makes a great leader, Williamson continued. Yesterday, at the Young Leadership Council Symposium at Longue Vue House and Gardens, four leaders gathered for a panel to share their insight on leadership.

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Developers Secure Land, Financing to Build Magnolia Marketplace Developer News

February 2014

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Mayor Landrieu, Stirling Properties and JCH Development celebrate the start of construction of $24.4 million Magnolia Marketplace in Central City

January 2014
Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined representatives from Stirling Properties and JCH Development, and local officials to celebrate the start of construction on Magnolia Marketplace, a $24.4 million shopping center that will fill a retail gap in the heart of Central City along the Claiborne Avenue corridor and create more than 200 full-time jobs.

"Magnolia Marketplace is further proof that New Orleans is on a retail roll," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "This project represents economic growth, jobs and opportunities and more retail options for an underserved community. Projects like this are why people are looking at New Orleans as a model for economic revival and urban renewal."

Watch Mayor Landrieu's remarks at Magnolia Marketplace groundbreaking.

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Stirling Properties and JCH Development Complete Acquisition for Land to Develop Shopping Center in New Orleans

December 2013
Stirling Properties and JCH Development are pleased to announce the closing of the land acquisition and development financing for Magnolia Marketplace, a 106,000 square-foot shopping center located in New Orleans, LA at the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Toledano Street. First NBC Bank of New Orleans provided financing for the project.

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