Owen Farris started Iko Properties in 2012. A Covington, LA native, he graduated from St. Paul’s School before earning a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arizona State University. He then moved to Chicago where he traded commodity and bond futures. In 2008, he started Farris Futures Corp, a trading firm focused on opportunities in oil and gas futures. It was then that he started investing in real estate, renovating and selling several distressed condos in Chicago during the housing downturn.
Owen moved to New Orleans in 2012, where he continues to invest in real estate, with a focus on renovating historic buildings and returning them to commerce. He has a passion for the preservation of the world-famous architecture of New Orleans.
Iko Properties has expanded over the years from a property management vehicle, to a full-service real estate brokerage firm. Since 2013, Owen has helped many commercial and residential buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees navigate the city’s dynamic real estate market. With investment and sales/leasing experience in commercial, single family residential, multi-family residential and condominium properties, Owen offers a unique perspective to help his clients realize their real estate goals.