NOREIA Board of Directors:

Betsy Birdsong- President

Founder of The Birdsong Realty Group a dynamic boutique brokerage based on expert information, integrity and innovation. Where she offers comprehensive real estate solutions for home buyers, investors and housesellers in the Greater New Orleans area. Have been active in the real estate arena for 14 years starting as an investor buying and renovating houses. Five years ago, I decided to become a Realtor full time and to build a unique company based on the team concept and bring a greater degree of professionalism to the Real Estate industry in our area. Started The Birdsong Realty Group because she believe that she was called to be an Expert Advisor in our community and to provide customer satisfaction and service above the rest!

David Birdsong - Legal

David Birdsong, Attorney and Notary Public, has been involved in the real estate business as a real estate agent, real estate law instructor, title examiner and notary public for over 20 years. David graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans with degrees in Political Science and Law. He currently or in the past has served on the board of several non-profit organizations including Westbank Redevelopment Corporation, Christian Health Ministries and the New Orleans Real Estate Investors Association. David has appeared as legal counsel in various legal proceedings relating to questions regarding succession, redhibition, real estate title issues and the actions of real estate agents. David also enjoys working with real estate investors and realtors taking on the role of mentor to help them reach the next level in their business.

Carol Logreco - Marketing

Carol is a Commercial Sales and leasing agent and a native New Orleanian who is a 5th generation Real Estate Investor and has been involved in new construction as V.P. of Sales and Marketing for a local Home Building Company as well as renovations and 20 years property management experience.

Jack Sternberg - Education

Jack Sternberg is a native New Orleanian and is the Publisher Emeritus of The NoteWorthy Newsletter. NoteWorthy is the national, 35 year old, largest and oldest trade association in the private finance/note world.  Jack is an extremely experienced real estate and note investor himself. As the “gurus’ guru”, he is well known by the national professional real estate community as “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. Having been a full time investor since the mid 1970's, Jack has bought, sold and financed in excess of 1,500 single family homes and 4,000 apartment units and participated in more than 90 million dollars of both institutional and private financing. Additionally, he has owned almost a million square feet of commercial space, both retail and office, and light industrial property. He has built new homes, remodeled existing ones, created, packaged and sold hundreds of mortgage notes and operated a full service property management company as well as both a mortgage corporation and a title company. He is an expert in finance and real estate. With over 48 years of full time investing experience, Jack has a depth of experience few can match. His website is at or text him to comment and review transactions at 504-833-5201.

Linda Locascio - Programming

Linda Locascio is the Owner and Broker of Linda Lane Realty and the owner of Millionaire Investments, Inc. She has been investing in real estate about 13 years - since 2003 and ownes several investment properties. Linda specializes in buying houses "subject to" the existing mortgage and selling those properties on Lease Options. Linda is the past President of NOREIA and was the 1st female President of the Association. Linda invests primarily on the Northshore and is very involved in the Hammond community where she serves as the current President of the Hammond/Ponchatoula Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce.

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