1982, Edward B. Boettner (1933-2000) and Pres Kabacoff, founded
Historic Restoration Inc., now known as HRI Properties, dedicated
to the pursuit of rebuilding neighborhoods and recreating entire
Prior to founding HRI, Kabacoff practiced real estate law and
served as assistant to the managing partner of International River
Center (IRC), which was the developer and managing partnership of
the New Orleans Hilton Riverside and Towers, a 1,600-room
convention center hotel; Riverwalk; and International Cruise Ship
Terminal. He was also the attorney and team member in the
development of Beau Chene, a 3,000-unit recreational community in
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
He was one of the ten honorees in 1997 of the Family Service of
Greater New Orleans. Family Service is a community-centered,
nonprofit organization that strengthens the emotional health of
individuals and families by providing counseling and community
education in an effective and compassionate manner.
Juris Doctorate, 1970, Louisiana State University Law School
Bachelor of Science, 1967, University of Denver
- Chair, Mayor of New Orleans Housing Task Force
Committee – Mayor Mitch Landrieu
- Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI), whose mission
is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land in order to
enhance the total environment.
Council Member, Public-Private Partnership
District Chairman of the Louisiana Chapter of the Urban Land
- Advisory Board Member of the Brookings
Institution’s Urban and Metropolitan Policy, one of the nation’s
first public policy research organizations.
of 250 Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a
national research and education organization whose goal is to study
and seek solutions to pressing social and economic issues affecting
the long-term health of our nation’s economy.
- Board Member, Preservation Action, the national
lobbying organization for historic preservation.
- Member, Metropolitan Neighbors, the Task Force on
- Member, National Advisory Council of the Trust
for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit land conservation
organization that works to conserve land for
- Co-Chair, Top 10 by 2010, a citizen-based
nonprofit initiative to chart a new direction for the Southeast
- Member, Housing Task Force of the Committee for a
Better New Orleans, whose mission is to achieve the brightest
economic future for all of its citizens.
- Board Member, Public Affairs Research Council of
Louisiana, a nonprofit watchdog over political
- Board Member, New Orleans Police
- Board Member, MetroVision Executive Committee,
whose mission is to increase regional
- Board Member, Dillard University, New Orleans,
- Member of the Governor’s NFL Stadium Advisory
- Director, Economic Development, Dillard
University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Founder, New Orleans Council for Young
Member of the Orleans Parish School Board.
Orleans Public Schools Early Childhood Task
- Chair, Coalition for Educational Excellence,
better known as COED-2000.
- Participant on the Governor’s Panel on Education
and chaired the committee “At-Risk
- Participant on the educational component under
the Governor of the committee “Redirecting State
- Co-Chair, Mayor’s Special Task Force on Children,
Youth and Families.
- Recipient of the 1989 First Citizen of the
Learning Society, a business/education award presented by the
University of New Orleans Council for Lifelong
Young Leadership Council selected Pres Kabacoff as one of 25 Role
Models in 1988.
- Recipient of one of five individual Peacemakers’
awards by the New Orleans Peace Foundation for his love and
dedication to the City of New Orleans.
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Greater New Orleans Section
selected Pres Kabacoff as the 1995 recipient of the prestigious
Hannah G. Solomon Award (Founder).