Knowledge and Experience Meets Trust and Care
At Barker Property Management & Commercial Real Estate, our mission is simple: to combine our knowledge, experience, and professionalism in managing our client’s assets to ensure the highest possible return on their investments.
Barker Property Management & Commercial Real Estate was established in 2017 and has grown to being in the top 10 property management firms in the greater Baton Rouge area. Prior to opening the company, Branden Barker, was active for 15 years in the management, selling, and leasing of commercial property.
Branden values professional development opportunities and pushes that value across his company. He is the only licensed real estate professional in Louisiana that holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designations. These designations represent a demonstrable application of the principles and strategies to provide thorough analysis and best represents the interests of clients.
Branden regularly serves at the national level for Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is dedicated to staying up to date on industry issues and trends. Through this involvement of a national and international organization, he applies the industry’s best practices and invests in the tools to operate more efficiently. Branden was awarded the Certified Property Manager (CPM) of the Year by IREM in 2018 and recognized as CPM of the Year in Louisiana in 2012.
Branden has a passion for serving the community through involvement in various non-profits like the Arts Council of Baton Rouge, Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR), and Forum 225. He is a past President of the Louisiana IREM Chapter and the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR). He was recognized as Baton Rouge Business Report’s 40 Under 40 in 2017.
Outside of real estate, Branden loves a good LSU tailgate, listening to live music, the Spanish Town parade, and is a champion of the Crawfish King Cookoff.
Rachael Gordon is the Regional Property Manager and a licensed commercial sales and lead leasing associate at Barker Property Management.
With over ten (10) years of experience working with multifamily and commercial properties, Rachael brings a diverse skill set to the team. You can often spot Rachael walking around properties and doing inspections. She has a background in elementary education and enjoys the variety her job offers.
Rachael is known for her ability to handle requests efficiently and effectively. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, LSU sports and has a 16-year-old daughter and an Australian Shepherd, Milo.
Jordan Achord is the Assistant Property Manager at Barker Property Management. Her background in marine biology, the service industry, and working with both a florist and veterinarian technicians has equipped her with an impressive toolbox for problem-solving and efficiency.
Jordan is quick-witted and adept at creating solutions to emergencies and working with our clients. She is our tenants’ first point of contact regarding maintenance and non-emergency-related issues. Jordan is also the “go-to” for service vendors and connections. She is engaged to her fiancé, Trey, and dedicated to conserving and preserving Louisiana’s wetlands.
Kelli O’Donoghue has a strong background in accounting and auditing and been a licensed real estate agent since 2016. Kelli joined the team full time in the capacity of the Office Manager at Barker Property Management.
In this role, Kelli combines her real estate experience and love of numbers and spreadsheets. Her acute attention to detail and a degree in psychology, history, and English keep the business’s key aspects running smoothly. In her free time, Kelli is a volunteer Track coach at Denham Springs HS. Kelli has been married to her husband John for almost 30 years and they have two adult children.