Development Team

The Ball Field at Holy Cross is being developed in a father/son partnership by Jeffrey Gardner(Dad) and Peter Gardner(Son) who have partnered together on a number of projects throughout New Orleans, including a 5 house development on Governor Nicholls and North Robertson streets. 

For more info on each partner individually, please read below


Peter Gardner

Peter is the owner of Gardner Development LLC, which has renovated or built well over 100 individual buildings in New Orleans since 1999.  He moved to New Orleans in 1997 from Chicago to attend Tulane University and immediately fell in love with the City and its architecture.  He  purchased his first property in 1999 as a 20 year old and has continued to renovate and build ever since.  

Some of his proudest achievements are helping contribute to the revitalization of Freret Street by co-founding both the Freret Business and Property Owners Association, as well as the Freret Market at a point when Freret street was a mostly vacant and abandoned commercial corridor.

Other exciting projects are the renovation of 3 historic commercial buildings along Oretha Castle Haley, a 10 home waterfront development along Bayou St John, dozens of blighted homes in the Irish Channel and Central City areas, and many more

Peter has been honored by the HDLC for high quality renovation projects as well as named as a top 40 under 40 by Gambit Weekly.     


Jeffrey Gardner

After years of desire, Jeff and his wife Barb moved to New Orleans in 2009 to be closer to his kids who had decided to settle down here.  Jeff brings a wealth of experience as a former banker, title company vice president, real estate developer and neighborhood leader.

Since moving to New Orleans, Jeff has developed dozens of homes through his company Dumaine Homes LLC, as well as served as a board member and treasurer for the Broadmoor Improvement Association.  He is also a life long Rotarian, and proud preservationist.