Chip Gardner

Real Estate Brokers | Advisors



Chip Gardner, fourth-generation real estate broker, oversaw the day-to-day operations of Gardner Realtors, a company his iconic great-grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Gardner, founded in 1943 for more than a decade. The Gardner Realtors service area included all of Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast; the family business consistently closed more than one billion dollars of property sales each year.
Chip Gardner holds over 20 years of experience in the residential and commercial real estate industry. Chip is a fourth-generation real estate broker, who chose to transition from executive leadership back into full-time client advisory services. He is now using his unique skill set, vast industry experience, and in-depth market knowledge to provide discerning clients with top-notch real estate services across Greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Chip is regarded as a thought leader in the real estate industry; he has spoken on numerous panels and received recognition at events locally and across the country/world including New Orleans Business Alliance, Urban Land Institute, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; Luxury Portfolio International; Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; RISMedia; National Association of Realtors, YPO, and so many more. Chip was also honored with the Millennial Award for his exemplary work within the real estate industry and dedication to making a difference in the community.
Chip is the youngest real estate professional in the Gulf South to attain the following real estate credentials to serve clients: Real Estate Broker (LA, MS, TX); Certified General Appraiser (LA, MS, TX); Master of Business Administration - Finance/Real Estate (LSU); Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration - Finance/Economics (Spring Hill College); Member Appraisal Institute (MAI); Ninja Certified Manager (NCM); Certified Residential Broker (CRB); amongst numerous other real estate industry certifications and designations.
Chip’s extensive client consulting experience across the country and world with Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group - formerly Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting - provided a strong foundation to attain the prestigious MAI membership, which is awarded to those experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. In Chip’s years of consulting experience with investors, developers, private equity firms, pension funds, REITs, Fortune 500 Companies, etc.; he has served as a Real Estate Advisor for billions of dollars of real estate across all property types.
As a New Orleans native, Chip is active in the local community and passionate about giving back. Chip serves as a board member of the New Orleans Mission Properties Foundation, and the Gertrude Gardner Foundation, along with numerous other philanthropic activities. For fun, Chip enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cutting loose with a few libations, busting out stellar dance moves, eating at local dives, and cheering on the Fighting Tigers.

Business Details

Year Established

Regent Territory

Greater New Orleans, LA and Mississippi Gulf Coast


Graduate, REALTOR® Institute, Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Seller Representative Specialist, Certified Real Estate Team Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager

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Featured Listings

0 Citizen Street, Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520

Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States

$792,000 USD


Herbert and Chip were our dream team in every aspect - from pre-listing to the process at closing and every single detail in between. The guidance on pricing and the listing strategy coupled with their market expertise was spectacular. The service was absolutely best in class and the final outcome was greater than we had ever imagined it would be. I barely had to do a thing other than trust these two experts to deliver and they delivered with excellence.

Michael McMyne, Seller

Chip Gardner has a big heart and deep smarts. He takes great care of his people and knows how to navigate the real estate market. He’s the kind of trusted advisor I want on my team when I’m buying or selling real estate.

Larry Kendall, Author of Ninja Selling

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