Stephanie Hilferty works as a Sales and Leasing Associate specializing in the office, retail and medical markets, and serves in the Louisiana State Legislature as a State Representative. Stephanie’s education in the real estate industry began from birth in Metairie, Louisiana, where she grew up watching her father’s successful career as a property manager. She was first encouraged to get her real estate license after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a double major in English and Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans.
She represents several hundred thousand square feet of retail space statewide, and specializes in office sales and leasing across the New Orleans metro area. Throughout her career, Stephanie has represented a variety of national, regional and local tenants in office and retail including Vision Works, Urgent Care for Children, Tuesday Morning, Charles Schwab. Most recently, she was involved in the redevelopment of Emerald Corner in Mandeville (a former Kmart property) and the major redevelopment of Clearview City Center. She is an expert at helping out-of-state clients acclimate to the unique and ever-changing New Orleans market.
Stephanie’s political career began in 2015, when after receiving endorsements from The Times Picayune and Gambit Weekly, she defeated a nine-year incumbent to serve as the Louisiana State Representative for District 94. She covers the lakefront of Metairie and New Orleans, including the Lakeview and Mid City New Orleans neighborhoods, and is the first millennial to serve the New Orleans area in the state legislature. Her daughter holds the distinction of being the first child born to a sitting legislator during session.
On the Ways & Means committee, Stephanie was involved in the business and personal tax legislation during the 2016 first and second special sessions. In her freshman year, three of Stephanie’s bills cleared the House and Senate and were signed by the Governor to become law. She was involved in both the personal tax and business legislation during the first and second special sessions of 2016 and cleared three bills through to law in her first year. Currently, she serves as the Commerce Committee Vice Chair and on the House Education Committee.
Stephanie’s past achievements include:
- Member of New Orleans Realtors Commercial Investment Division
- Past Young Leaders Chair for Urban Land Institute
- New Orleans Realtors Commercial Investment Division Award Winner (First Time Recipient 2012)
- New Orleans Realtors Commercial Investment Division Award Winner (2012—present)
Stephanie, her husband Mike, along with their two children are proud residents of Lake Vista New Orleans. In her personal life, Stephanie is a member of the Urban Land Institute, is very active in her neighborhood homeowner’s association and volunteers as her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop leader.