ABOUT Ogden L. Pitre
Ogden is an experienced real estate attorney with a strong background in affordable housing, multifamily development, mixed-finance transactions, government relations, lease negotiations, and title and survey review.
Prior to joining Pitre Law Firm, Ogden represented the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for over a decade as an attorney in its Houston Field Office. During that time, he successfully closed over 200 transactions totaling more than $2 billion dollars. Those transactions include market rate, tax credit, mixed-income, mixed finance, nursing homes, assisted-living, and Section 8 assisted developments. He was also responsible for reviewing grant applications and transfers of physical assets (TPAs) to ensure compliance with HUD regulations and federal, state and local laws.
Today, Ogden focuses on representing lenders and borrowers involved in FHA-insured multifamily real estate loan transactions, including financings under HUD’s Section 221(d)(4), 223(f), 223(a)(7) and 232 LEAN programs, as well as HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and 202 and 811 grant programs. His practice also includes commercial and residential real estate acquisitions, sales, financing, contract drafting and negotiation, and representing lending institutions in secured or commercial transactions. In addition to his extensive real estate practice, Ogden’s practice also includes business formation and general business services.
While Ogden’s passion for real estate was honed through his employment with HUD, he has always had a desire to fight for the underserved and underrepresented. Joining Pitre Law Firm has allowed him to fulfill that desire by expanding his practice to personal injury law, bad faith insurance claims and consumer protection law. With a proven ability to negotiate and close complex real estate transactions, Ogden intends to continue his efforts to assist those who seek to stimulate the economy through real estate development, business startups and expansions, and the creation of jobs, while also being a voice and an advocate for the people in his community and the surrounding areas.