Meet Our Executive Team
GARDNER REALTORS has the “Best Management Team” in the region. Since 1943, we’ve been growing talented leaders both within the real estate industry and in the communities they serve.
Every member of our Management team has successfully completed Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Leadership Training Certification. We truly have a dedicated team of professionals who CARE about our REALTORS and Clients’ long term success.
Glenn Gardner, President of Operations
Glenn M. Gardner, President of Operations at Gardner Realtors®, is instrumental in expanding the company and maintaining the company as the market leader in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi.
Glenn entered the family real estate business in 1969 while also working on General Business Administration degree at LSU and then Loyola University in New Orleans, where he completed a Bachelor of Commercial Sciences Degree. He is also a graduate of the Realtors Institute of Louisiana, "GRI" and also has the national "CRB" designation (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager).
Licensed in Real Estate for over 37 years, Glenn has been a full time Real Estate Broker for over 34 years. He became president of Gertrude Gardner Realtors in 1979 to present during which time Gertrude Gardner Realtors more than doubled its size and sales volume to increase its market position as one of Louisiana's & Mississippi's largest real estate firms even prior to the 2001 merger with Prudential Louisiana Properties.
Glenn has served as a Director of the Real Estate Board of New Orleans for several years and served as chairman of various committees such as the Board's first MLS Realtron, and the New Orleans Real Estate Board's Orientation. Glenn also served as a charter Director of New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors' Gulf South Realtors Information System (GSRIN), PHH Homequity's Principal Advisory Council, and the Prudential National Relocation Advisory Council. He was also a charter member of Real Estate Leaders of America and The Realty Alliance. Glenn continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors. He also enjoys being an instructor in Gardner's Fast Start Training program teaching "Principles of Success."
In addition to his successful Real Estate career, Glenn has been very active in community affairs and has served as a past Chairman of United Way's Real Estate Division's Fund Raising Campaign, a Deacon in Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church and a member of The Gideons International, and World Presidents Organization.
Glenn is also the proud father of Glenn "Chip" Gardner and Crystal Gertrude Gardner, and husband to Sharon Gardner for over 20 years. On rare occasions Glenn also gets to enjoy water & snow skiing, scuba diving, sailing and soaring.
Sharon Gardner, Vice President of Corporate Services
Sharon Gardner, Vice President of Corporate Services, has been instrumental in the continued success of the merged Companies, formally known as Gertrude Gardner Realtors, Martha Ann Samuel, Ltd. And Prudential Louisiana Properties; and the rapid recovery of 28 Branch Offices damaged and/or totally destroyed during the devastating 2005 Hurricane Katrina.
With over 9 years of Mortgage Banking and Mortgage Insurance experience prior to joining Gertrude Gardner Realtors in 1983, Sharon became President of First Louisiana Mortgage, one of the first successful mortgage companies within a major real estate company. In 1991, Mrs. Gardner became Director of Branch Services for Gertrude Gardner Realtors until the 2001 merger at which time she became Vice President of Corporate Services.