History

Mission Statement

Creating and maintaining extraordinary environments within which to live, work and play.

The Wampold Way

A Wampold Team Member is a valuable member of a dynamic and purposeful team. As a team, we are committed to the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our work, from serving our customers to maintaining our properties. Excellence does not mean being better than others, but being the very best that we can be and giving 100% effort in all that we do. This is the way we create a winning team. This is the “The Wampold Way”.

Beginnings – Multifamily

Wampold Companies was founded in 1982 by Milford “Mike” Wampold III. Wampold got his start developing apartment complexes throughout South Louisiana. These developments were financed by the Farmers Home Administration under their Rural Housing Program.

In 1986 Wampold Companies competitively bid and was awarded a contract to build, own and manage 600 military family housing apartments at Fort Polk in Louisiana. The development was the first of its kind in the US under the section 801 multifamily housing program. The development, on 2 separate sites, was branded Sycamore Point and Timber Ridge which Wampold Companies continues to own and manage today.

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s during the economic down turn and oil bust in Louisiana, Wampold Companies acquired, renovated and repositioned 15 multifamily communities throughout Louisiana from Shreveport to New Orleans including Baton Rouge and Lafayette. These properties totaled approximately 5,000 apartment units. Wampold Companies continues to own and manage a majority of these properties today.

144 Elk

Wampold Companies continued its multifamily development with the Crescent at University Lakes condominiums which was completed in 2008. The Crescent is a 162 unit luxury condominium development located on the LSU University Lakes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In 2013 Wampold Companies completed the redevelopment of 144 Elk, formerly a high rise medical office building in the New Orleans Central Business District converted into a luxury multifamily rental community.

Bayonne at Southshore, a 240 unit luxury multifamily rental community, also located on the LSU lakes was completed by Wampold Companies in 2017.

Wampold Companies latest multifamily/mixed use development is the 22 story, 330,000 square foot high rise office building, previously known as the Chase South Tower, which is being redeveloped and rebranded into the Rivermark Centre which will evolve into a mixed use development with office, retail and luxury residential overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, LA.

Commercial Office

Wampold Companies acquired and renovated its first office building in 1992, V United Plaza, a 60,000 square foot building located in the highly desirable United Plaza Office Park in Baton Rouge, LA.

City Plaza, a 167,000 square foot class A office building in downtown Baton Rouge was acquired and renovated by Wampold Companies in 1999.

XI United Plaza, a 227,121 square foot class A office building on Essen Lane in Baton Rouge was completed in 2002 and was fully occupied by the Shaw Group.

The development and construction of II City Plaza, a 256,000 square foot downtown, class A office building, was completed in 2009.

In 2003 Wampold Companies acquired the 21 story, 210,000 square foot downtown Baton Rouge class A office building formerly known as the Chase North Tower located at 451 Laurel Street. In February 2018 the company acquired the sister building, a 22 story 330,000 square foot class A office building formerly known as the Chase South Tower. In 2021 Wampold Companies began renovating, repurposing and rebranding these buildings into Rivermark Centre, Baton Rouge’s most extraordinary mixed use development. The development consists of luxury multifamily residential with balconies overlooking the Mississippi River, commercial office, health & wellness, food and beverage and retail with a spectacular roof top amenity. Located in the epicenter of commerce in Baton Rouge’s central business district, these buildings help define the Baton Rouge downtown skyline. With exceptional visibility and accessibility, they comprise the square block of Florida, Laurel, 4th and 5th streets.

Hospitality

In 2002 Wampold Companies, along with its New Orleans partners, completed the development of the iconic Astor Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Located at the world class corner of Canal & Bourbon Streets, this 714 room hotel continues to be one of New Orleans most desirable venues.

The award winning Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, a 256 room luxury hotel, was developed and opened by Wampold Companies in 2011. In 2012 the hotel was named by Marriott International as the best new hotel of the year in the Marriott chain. Wampold Companies renovated a 12 story partially complete, abandoned dormitory building to create this beautiful luxury hotel.

In 2012 Wampold Companies opened the newly renovated Wyndham Garden on Bluebonnet Blvd in Baton Rouge, LA.

Wampold transformed a vacant, 1925 vintage office building which originally was home to Louisiana Nation Bank, into the elegant Watermark Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection hotel. The Watermark opened in 2016 featuring 144 elegantly appointed guest rooms, conference/meeting facilities, fitness areas, and two restaurants. 

Fenway Hotel

In 2018 and 2020 Wampold Companies partnered to develop and open the Fenway Hotel, Autograph Collection in Dunedin, FL  and a 186 acre Margaritaville Resort on Lake Conroe in the Houston/Woodlands area.

Land Development

In 2004 Wampold Companies began acquiring land in what was to become one of Baton Rouge’s major growth corridors. Branded “Harveston”, the property is located along the Bluebonnet and Nicholson (LA Hwy 30) corridors and comprises over 1,800 acres. Well on its way to becoming Baton Rouge’s finest mixed use, life style community, Harveston is being meticulously master planned for future growth.