Carl Howat is the director of construction management for Gulf South Commercial Construction – a subsidiary of SRSA Commercial Real Estate. His expertise includes: assisting companies with the reduction of construction costs, inventing creative solutions for technical problems and job scheduling and budgeting.
Howat’s most recent projects include the complete management and oversight of over 40 acres for Greengate-Northpark, LLC .including sewer, water and electrical systems; storm drains, streets and landscaping. In addition, he managed the 40,000 square foot development of Greengate One office building, to later follow with yet another 40,000 square development at Greengate Two office building in Covington, LA. He also spearheaded the construction management of Greengate Village, an 11,000 square foot retail development.
Prior to SRSA, Howat consulted for numerous construction projects throughout metro New Orleans and focused on tenant improvements. From 1997-1998, he was operations manager for the Oakwood Shopping Center – a major Rouse company regional mall, and was involved in the daily administration, development, engineering and maintenance. He also assisted merchants with their build-out needs, budgeting, construction bidding and tracking, purchasing, and the hiring of operational staff.
Previously, Howat worked as commercial property management division chief engineer for the Latter & Blum, Inc., commercial property management division where he supervised the operation of the company’s mixed-use portfolio, including; repairs, electrical and mechanical upgrades and overall maintenance of a 500,000 square foot facility. He has also enjoyed success as a project coordinator and director of facilities for both Harrah’s and River City Casinos and as the director of Engineering for John Kushner & Associates.
Howat received associate’s degrees in both stationary engineering and refrigeration from Delgado College in New Orleans. He was awarded his Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) designation through the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and is a Louisiana state licensed commercial general contractor.