The foundation of HGI Facility Management's business model is exceptional customer service. And it's no surprise: The organization's principals understand through experience that service is the defining differentiator in today's competitive, demanding business environment.

Managing Partners Blaine Gahagan and Steven Hebert along with Image and Design manager Michelle Hudson, bring to the table a total of 50 years of experience in some of the largest and most demanding real estate and corporate settings in the Gulf South from retail financial-services branches, office towers and operations scattered across two states, to regional shopping malls, neighborhood shopping centers and more.

HGI Facility Management is ready to meet the needs of clients, both established and seasoned enterprises and start-up entrepreneurs. Services -- all delivered with the kind of professionalism, quality and care that today's clients expect -- include the following:

Asset Management

Lease Management

Project Management

Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) Management

Physical Security


Steven Hebert has more than 30 years' experience in facility management, including leasing, sales, physical security, asset management, and property management for virtually every type and size of business renovation and construction. Among career highlights is his highly regarded leadership of corporate real estate for the southern franchise of one of the largest commercial banks: Capital One Bank, formerly Hibernia. As Senior Vice President, Mr. Hebert guided this important function during periods of rapid expansion, including asset growth from $2 billion to $22 billion, the acquisition of more than 60 financial-services firms and growth in the number of locations from 45 to 325. In addition, he helped guide the organization through the challenges of and recovery from America's greatest natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina, as well as other corporate events, earning national recognition for his accomplishments. Hebert is a director of the Data Center Users Group and a member of IFMA.
Blaine Gahagan demonstrates the drive, commitment and focus that come from a true entrepreneurial spirit-- one that has earned him not only the respect of his peers and customers but also impressive results for his efforts. For example, his leadership role in a regional real estate development company led to the successful redevelopment of a major mall and a resulting 72% increase in the property's value. As Vice President of Capital One Bank's corporate real estate division, Mr. Gahagan managed more than 100 retail banking properties ranging in size from 2,500-square-foot banking offices to a 400,000-square-foot high-rise office building, all while carefully controlling expenses and providing the support required by customer-facing employees. He also led the bank's acclaimed post-Katrina disaster-recovery strategy for the New Orleans market. Mr. Gahagan is a Certified Protection Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Michelle Hudson
Michelle Hudson manages interior and exterior design concepts for commercial and residential properties, the planning of innovative space solutions for a variety of projects, and vendor management to achieve efficiencies in areas such as office equipment and supplies. Ms. Hudson, a native of New Orleans, previously worked for OMNI BANK as Vice President of image and design, responsible for project management, space-planning and branch design. As part of her duties, she managed the bank’s entry into two new southeast Louisiana markets – Baton Rouge and the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain – with the construction of two major bank facilities. She also led purchasing and the acquisition and coordination of office equipment. Prior to that, she served as assistant vice president of marketing and retail sales. During her 20 years at OMNI, she was recognized for her leadership in the New Orleans business community, forming community relations partnerships with the Compaq Classic Golf Tournament, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy. She is a former director of Jefferson Beautification.
Jennifer LaNasa-Evans, CCIM Associate Broker provides HGI Realty LLC clients with sales and leasing services. Graduate of University of New Orleans with a BS in Finance. A 30 year veteran in the real estate profession and a native New Orleanian, Jennifer has a real estate Broker’s license in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and just recently finished a CCIM designation. (Certified Commercial Investment Manager) in April 2014. Jennifer has extensive experience in running her own company for 25 years specializing in managing, renovating, renting and selling commercial and residential real estate in the New Orleans Metro area and along the Gulf Coast. Putting the “math” to the investment helps her clients make informed decisions. Jennifer served on the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and is currently a newly elected Director of the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Metropolitan Board of Realtors for 2015.
Heidi Schwegmann, a real estate agent providing sales and leasing services for HGI Realty, previously worked for The Woodmont Company, a Dallas/Ft. Worth-based retail development and brokerage firm. She has experience in leasing large retail developments in southeast Louisiana and retail tenant representation for national clients, including rue21, It’s Fashion Metro, Tuesday Morning and The Children’s Place. Schwegmann also has provided sales and leasing services in the New Orleans area for Property One, a major real estate brokerage firm. A New Orleans native, she is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member.
Todd Reynolds, Sponsoring Broker for HGI Realty LLC and Senior Property Manager with over 20 years of expertise in developing, marketing, operating / managing and obtaining financing for various real estate sectors to include: multi-family residential, office buildings, retail shopping centers/ malls and industrial warehouse facilities throughout the Gulf South Region. In addition to being an active commercial real estate broker, Todd’s brings several years of expertise in medical management and operations to include: assisted living and dementia care, as well as the capability to successfully secure HUD financing. Todd’s strengths lie in his finely tuned attention to detail, value-engineering expertise, and first-rate customer service standards resulting in securing national retail tenants and the successful lease-up of a senior living community. His guidance and ability to take our company to a new level is directly impacting our competitive advantage and successful project results for our clients.

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