2734 Prytania St. New Orleans, LA 70130       

504 895-4663 office 504 460-7045 cell

About Us

James Douglas Augustin

Jimmy has roots in New Orleans over two centuries old. His ancestry traces back seven generations to the Loire regions of France. His ancestors arrived in New Orleans in 1811. 

For his entire life, he has been absorbed in the architecture, history, and culture of his home town. He knows the neighborhoods and lifestyles of New Orleans as well as he knows his family and friends here. 

He is uniquely qualified to find you a home in Greater New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area that will suit your taste, needs, and budget. 

Our Work

Simply put, we present historically and architecturally significant residences to  qualified buyers both from around the globe and the United States. 

We work with our collaborative brokers, agents and prospective buyers to make their experience in purchasing quality properties in New Orleans, or on the 

Gulf Coast, seamless and joyful.


Nothing can be more gratifying for us, as professionals, than helping people and their families find a home that reflects their sense of place, while fulfilling the needs and desires of their everyday lives.

James D. Augustin,  REALTOR®   

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission LATTER & BLUM, INC., Garden District Office 2734 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA  70130 

504-460-7045 Cell 

504-895-4663Office jaugustin@latterblum.com 


Professional Athletes and Entertainers


Professional athletes and entertainers have high public profiles and work under immense pressure. Their business affairs must be handled with speed, absolute competence, discretion and sensitivity.  Having spent over three decades in the music business, Jimmy has moved entertainment professionals and musicians around the country and around the world. He understands that each client is unique, and will have needs, and deadlines, that are particular to them in the deeply personal experience of finding the right home. 

Past - Present - Future

James Augustin represents Latter & Blum Realtors. Now in our 102nd year in business, we are Louisiana's first and only $1 billion real estate company, as well as the 17th largest residential brokerage in the country.  From Texas to Mississippi, we are the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf South.  The primary focus of this site is the presentation of premium New Orleans properties both in the United States and abroad. 

We envision a relationship in which your organization identifies qualified buyers for the architecturally and historically significant residential properties in this market. 

Latter & Blum would provide our ideal collaborative partner with active marketing tools in order to present the properties specifically and in detail, with ample context afforded to the rich history and unique culture of the city.  These residences are historic gems, fully intact and preserved, yet incorporating all of the modern conveniences the upscale market demands. The inventory of historic homes is dwindling worldwide, but there remain many attractive opportunities.   Our research reveals an increase in foreign interest and investment in New Orleans real estate.  There has been an uptick in direct flights from major cities such as London, Paris, and Frankfurt. Further, there is increased activity in the market for new luxury vertical residential properties in our Central Business District downtown, and in the adjacent Arts District. Latter & Blum is uniquely positioned to serve that market. As an example, I have attached a link to The Standard  (for which we have exclusive agency),  a premium property near the Mississippi River and the French Quarter. https://standardnola.com/     Although New Orleans is famous for its music, cuisine and hospitality, its future is also in technology and medicine. We have seen strong growth in our population of college educated young professionals, age 18-34. In addition to a number of internet start-up enterprises, the drivers of this trend include University Medical Center, a massive new treatment and research facility downtown, and the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, where Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed Martin have partnered to build the next generation of space launch systems and exploration vehicles. Further, New Orleans is home to 17 colleges and universities, is a nationally renowned center of experimental secondary school education, and, home to franchises both of the NBA (The New Orleans Pelicans), and the NFL (The New Orleans Saints).  

We are available for consultation for your Real Estate needs at your earliest convenience.     

James D. Augustin Realtor Latter&Blum  Real Estate Garden District Office

  (504) 460-7045 cell  (504) 895-4663 office  

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Latter&Blum Garden District Office

2734 Prytania St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, United States

(504) 895-4663 Office (504) 460-7045 cell



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