Gerry Barousse, Jr

Gerry Barousse, Jr


Industry Expertise

  • Gerard "Gerry" Barousse, Jr. has been a Director at Fidelity Bank since 2014.
  • Mr. Barousse is President of and a principal in Monarch Real Estate Advisors, Inc. (Monarch), a real estate investment, development, management and financial services firm formed in 1991 by Mr. Barousse and located in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • Mr. Barousse is also President of RCB Developers, a real estate development firm specializing in renovation of historic buildings in the New Orleans area, having completed 14 such projects encompassing 435 condominium/apartment units over the past twenty years.
  • Mr. Barousse has significant experience in the commercial real estate finance industry, having spent over six years prior to Monarch as a commercial real estate lender at Hibernia National Bank, in charge of a portfolio in excess of $125 million.
  • Founder - Bayou District Foundation.  A Louisiana non-profit leading holistic redevelopment of the former Saint Bernard housing complex into Columbia Parc at the Bayou District - a 685 unit mixed income residential community "complete with" cradle to college education, health and other support services.
  • Founder / Board Chair - Educate New Orleans - Early Childhood Education school with 168 students from 0 to 5 years old.


  • Former member of Urban Land Institute
  • Former Vice President of Oak Tree Capital and Landmark Land Co., Inc.
  • Former member of American Bankers Association
  • Former member of Real Estate Capital Recovery Association
  • Former Executive Committee Member and Chapter Chair of Louisiana Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and World Presidents Organization
  • Metarie Park Country Day School Board Trustee (2013-2021)
  • Metarie Park Country Day School Board Chair (2019-2020)