Development Leadership



John M. Engquist


John Engquist is one of the Baton Rouge area's most prolific residential real estate developers — at the helm of the city's three key traditional neighborhood developments, Americana in Zachary, Materra in partnership with Woman's Hospital, and the recently-acquired Rouzan. Engquist serves as the Chairman of H&E Equipment Services, the heavy equipment dealership founded by his father in 1961 that he has grown into a publicly traded company with more than $1 billion in revenues and nearly 90 locations around the U.S. Today, H&E is one of the top 10 heavy equipment companies in the country.

A dedicated philanthropist, Engquist has also given his time and financial support to help fight pediatric cancer — founding the Dream Day Foundation, supporting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and funding the pediatric oncology floor of the new Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. 


Charles A. Landry


Charles Landry is a widely recognized as the leading land use attorney in Louisiana — concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate development, real estate finance, land use and zoning. He has represented numerous parties in a wide range of real estate transactions, which included residential developments (including Traditional Neighborhood Developments) office buildings, shopping malls and centers, hotels and medical facilities, golf course communities, and industrial developments.

He is a leading expert in public private partnership in Louisiana having represented parties in numerous complex projects.

He has also been very involved in advancing Greater Baton Rouge’s high-tech, information, and entrepreneurial economic sector. He was instrumental in the formation of the Louisiana Technology Park, and serves as General Counsel to the Research Park Corporation.

Charles is the co-Editor of The Foreign Investor’s Guide to the Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Louisiana, an extensive analysis of the laws of the United States and the State of Louisiana as those laws may impact a party wishing to invest in Louisiana.

He has been a frequent lecturer at Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center and numerous continuing education seminars on the subjects of complex real estate transactions, title examination, land use planning, secured transactions, and real estate workouts.

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Steven Oubre


Innovative Architect. Pioneering Urbanist. Dynamic Leader in his field. Steven Oubre is all these and more.

Oubre's planning and design impact can be felt in communities throughout Louisiana and across the country — having worked on more than 60 traditional neighborhood developments and other mixed-use projects. 

Oubre holds a Bachelor's of Architecture Degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he returned to educate future colleagues as an adjunct professor. In addition, he has also served as a visiting critic for various groups and organizations and lectures extensively on urban design. Having practiced architecture since 1976, Oubre co-founded Architects Southwest in 1980. This firm specializes in the new urbanist development of greenfield and infill places, cultural architecture, as well as educational and campus planning, throughout the Gulf South.

Steven Oubre is a trailblazer in the urbanist movement in Louisiana. In 1994, in association with Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater Zyberk, Oubre was involved in the development of the Village of Ile de Canne, a leading urbanist community. As a member of the Congress for New Urbanism, Oubre has studied and worked extensively during the nineties on creating spaces that readdress the art of building for people.