Jason Riggs was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Arlington, VA. He developed an affinity for real estate at an early age after being dragged around, along with his twin sister Sarah, to more open houses than either of them could count, by their mother, a career Realtor in Washington, DC.
He attended Tulane University and graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business with a degree in Finance. During this period he obtained his Real Estate Salesperson’s License and worked alongside a high-end, top-producing residential agent in New Orleans.
Jason is obsessed with New Orleans' historic architecture. A serial renovator, he has rescued and restored numerous blighted properties within New Orleans' historic districts. Jason loves sharing his knowledge and passion for all things New Orleans with his clients while helping them navigate the intricacies of purchasing, selling, or leasing real estate. He specializes in historic homes, investment properties with or without tax credit benefits, first-time homebuyers, and REO/bank owned/foreclosure properties.
In 2014, Mr. Riggs created Historic Pro NOLA, a New Orleans-based historic rehabilitation and real estate development firm with completed properties in the Irish Channel, Uptown, and Treme, with more projects underway in the Milan neighborhood. He recently received a Louisiana Landmarks Society 2019 Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation for the restoration of a c. 1880's Greek Revival Sidehall Shotgun home in the Treme.
Jason resides in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans with his wife, Susan, an elementary school teacher and Algiers native. He is an avid swimmer and enjoys live music, staying abreast of the ever-changing culinary scene, and traveling to places near and far.