Meet the Redmellon Fam.

NEAL MORRIS Principal Neal spent seven years as a student at Tulane University where he racked up degrees in History, Business Administration, and Law as well as many, many thousands of dollars of debt. He worked briefly for a real estate developer in Atlanta before founding Redmellon, the oddly named firm that enables him to practice his calling as a “Preservationist Developer”. In 2009 Neal became a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and from 2011 - 2014 he was adjunct faculty at the Tulane University School of Architecture. He loves assembling the team that finances and rehabilitates historic structures.  He spends a lot of time thinking and writing about blight elimination and neighborhood redevelopment. He lectures on these subjects to anyone who will listen and often to those who won’t. He recently began taking ukulele lessons on YouTube.


NEAL MORRIS
Principal

Neal spent seven years as a student at Tulane University where he racked up degrees in History, Business Administration, and Law as well as many, many thousands of dollars of debt. He worked briefly for a real estate developer in Atlanta before founding Redmellon, the oddly named firm that enables him to practice his calling as a “Preservationist Developer”.

In 2009 Neal became a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and from 2011 - 2014 he was adjunct faculty at the Tulane University School of Architecture. He loves assembling the team that finances and rehabilitates historic structures.  He spends a lot of time thinking and writing about blight elimination and neighborhood redevelopment. He lectures on these subjects to anyone who will listen and often to those who won’t. He recently began taking ukulele lessons on YouTube.

ANNE SOUVIGNIER Office Manager/Does Everything A semi-proper New Orleans girl, Anne studied Art History at Newcomb College before picking up stakes and heading to San Francisco to study Interior Design and become a redhead.  While she was there she acquired some unique skills and a cool last name, as well as a couple of kids who call her Mom. An undisciplined creative, Anne has worked in many fields – catering, interior design, art shipping, personal training and even restaurant management – building her bailiwick: being the support that makes systems run.   She can make just about everything happen (except ironing, much to her mother’s chagrin). Anne’s years at Redmellon have given her energy new focus. She loves being a part of projects that help bring her hometown back to life and into the future, and she takes great pride in the work Redmellon does.  Her work with Neal has made her think, learn and laugh a lot.  


ANNE SOUVIGNIER
Office Manager/Does Everything

A semi-proper New Orleans girl, Anne studied Art History at Newcomb College before picking up stakes and heading to San Francisco to study Interior Design and become a redhead.  While she was there she acquired some unique skills and a cool last name, as well as a couple of kids who call her Mom.

An undisciplined creative, Anne has worked in many fields – catering, interior design, art shipping, personal training and even restaurant management – building her bailiwick: being the support that makes systems run.   She can make just about everything happen (except ironing, much to her mother’s chagrin).

Anne’s years at Redmellon have given her energy new focus. She loves being a part of projects that help bring her hometown back to life and into the future, and she takes great pride in the work Redmellon does.  Her work with Neal has made her think, learn and laugh a lot.  

TAIKAI BUSH Property Manager With over 14 years of affordable housing experience, Taikai has a passion for what she does and loves the variety that comes with her job.  Taikai brings expertise in team member relations and retention, policy development and organizational development. Taikai oversees a multi-family portfolio of more than 200 Scattered Site units including Senior Housing as well as Tax Credit, Market Rate Communities and Commercial Properties.  Taikai has earned the Tax Credit Specialist and Compliance Specialist from The Housing Credit College, and Novogradac & Company, Certified Public Housing Property Manager from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Taikai is a member of the National Compliance Professionals, Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers and National Council of State Agencies Housing Agency. When Taikai is not busy multi-tasking, she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and son, experimenting with new recipes and bike riding.


TAIKAI BUSH
Property Manager

With over 14 years of affordable housing experience, Taikai has a passion for what she does and loves the variety that comes with her job.  Taikai brings expertise in team member relations and retention, policy development and organizational development. Taikai oversees a multi-family portfolio of more than 200 Scattered Site units including Senior Housing as well as Tax Credit, Market Rate Communities and Commercial Properties. 

Taikai has earned the Tax Credit Specialist and Compliance Specialist from The Housing Credit College, and Novogradac & Company, Certified Public Housing Property Manager from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Taikai is a member of the National Compliance Professionals, Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers and National Council of State Agencies Housing Agency.

When Taikai is not busy multi-tasking, she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and son, experimenting with new recipes and bike riding.

NICHOLAS BRUNO Project Manager Nick oversees all aspects of the development process at Redmellon: acquiring properties, layering the capital stack for projects and using his extensive knowledge of historic, LIHTC, and new market tax credits in Redmellon’s business models. He also works with contractors and lenders during construction to facilitate on-time, on-budget projects.  Nick graduated in 2011 from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business double majoring in Finance and Marketing. As a Project Manager for a small developer in Washington, DC - his hometown - he oversaw the pre-development of several mixed-use projects.   One too-cold winter Nick decided to return to New Orleans, joining Redmellon 2012. He  was instrumental in the Iberville Offsite Rehab and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's Jazz Market projects. A licensed realtor in Louisiana and a member of the LA Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, he is obsessively passionate about the greater New Orleans real estate market.  When not thinking about real estate, Nick enjoys the outdoors as an avid fisherman, hunter and mountain climber. He has climbed some of the tallest mountains in Europe. 


NICHOLAS BRUNO
Project Manager

Nick oversees all aspects of the development process at Redmellon: acquiring properties, layering the capital stack for projects and using his extensive knowledge of historic, LIHTC, and new market tax credits in Redmellon’s business models. He also works with contractors and lenders during construction to facilitate on-time, on-budget projects. 

Nick graduated in 2011 from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business double majoring in Finance and Marketing. As a Project Manager for a small developer in Washington, DC - his hometown - he oversaw the pre-development of several mixed-use projects.  

One too-cold winter Nick decided to return to New Orleans, joining Redmellon 2012. He  was instrumental in the Iberville Offsite Rehab and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's Jazz Market projects.

A licensed realtor in Louisiana and a member of the LA Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, he is obsessively passionate about the greater New Orleans real estate market.  When not thinking about real estate, Nick enjoys the outdoors as an avid fisherman, hunter and mountain climber. He has climbed some of the tallest mountains in Europe. 

JONATHAN COURTNEY Controller Jonathan is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a B.S. in Accounting.  He is also a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a M.S. in Tax Accounting where his studies were concentrated in Partnership and Corporate Taxation, Entity Structure and Tax Research. In 2010, Jonathan was licensed as a CPA in Louisiana and he is a current member of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. After spending 8 years in public accounting and developing an ongoing interest in local historic properties, Jonathan joined Redmellon, where his past experience and interests have prepared him well for his current role. Aside from the exciting world of numbers, Jonathan enjoys the city's food, music, and culture.  His favorite time of year is when New Orleans throws him an eleven-day birthday party extravaganza, which is sometimes referred to as Jazz Fest.


JONATHAN COURTNEY
Controller

Jonathan is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a B.S. in Accounting.  He is also a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a M.S. in Tax Accounting where his studies were concentrated in Partnership and Corporate Taxation, Entity Structure and Tax Research. In 2010, Jonathan was licensed as a CPA in Louisiana and he is a current member of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. After spending 8 years in public accounting and developing an ongoing interest in local historic properties, Jonathan joined Redmellon, where his past experience and interests have prepared him well for his current role. Aside from the exciting world of numbers, Jonathan enjoys the city's food, music, and culture.  His favorite time of year is when New Orleans throws him an eleven-day birthday party extravaganza, which is sometimes referred to as Jazz Fest.