(Maurice) Pres Kabacoff
Co-Chairman of the
Board of Directors & Chief Executive
Juris Doctorate, 1970,
Louisiana State University Law School
Bachelor of Science, 1967, University of Denver
1970.1976 : Pres
Kabacoff, a native of New Orleans, practiced real estate law
and general litigation.
1970.1977 : Pres
Kabacoff was Assistant to the Managing Partner of International
Rivercenter (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; and was the attorney and team member in the development
of Beau Chene, a 3,000-unit recreational community in
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
Kabacoff co-founded HRI Properties, based in
New Orleans. HRI is a full-service real estate
company and a leader in the adaptive reuse of historic
structures. Its mission statement is to revitalize cities by
creating diverse, vibrant, and sustainable
- 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.
New Orleans Council for Young Children.
- Past Member
of the Orleans Parish School Board.
- New Orleans
Public Schools Early Childhood Task Force.
Coalition for Educational Excellence, better known as
on the Governor’s Panel on Education and chaired the committee
on the educational component under the Governor of the committee
“Redirecting State Dollars.”
Mayor’s Special Task Force on Children, Youth and
of the 1989 First Citizen of the Learning Society, a
business/education award presented by the University of New Orleans
Council for Lifelong Learning.
- The Young
Leadership Council selected Pres Kabacoff as one of 25 Role Models
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).
Kabacoff 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
Founded in 1982 by Edward B. Boettner
(1933-2000) and Pres Kabacoff, HRI is dedicated to the pursuit of
rebuilding neighborhoods and recreating entire communities. HRI has
completed 50 large-scale projects, including 4,496
apartment units, 3,487 hotel rooms, over
500,000 square feet of office and retail space, with
a total funding value of $1.4 billion. These developments were made
possible by established and trusted partnerships between HRI and
governmental units at the city, state and federal levels along with
private sector lenders and equity