New Orleans CREW is pleased to shine the member spotlight on our Treasurer of the Board, and charter member, Jo Anna Cotaya.
Jo Anna has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, focusing on lending and project analysis.
She has been with Capital One Bank (formerly Hibernia National Bank) since July 2001. In March 2009, she was promoted to Senior Vice President and Manager of the Investor Real Estate Group (IRE) for the bank and is responsible for existing IRE teams in Louisiana and Texas, as well as for team development in other markets. IRE assists business bankers in finding viable real estate projects and structures financing to meet both bank and customer needs. Properties financed include apartments and commercial projects such as retail centers, office buildings and light industrial.
Prior to joining Capital One Jo Anna was Senior Vice President in charge of the Commercial Real Estate Group of United Life and Annuity Insurance Company. She was with United for over 12 years.
Jo Anna holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 1997, she attained the CCIM designation. She was born and raised in the New Orleans area.