From a business owner to serving in public office as Mayor-President, Joey Durel’s career has prepared him to create a positive impact in the real estate industry and here at Keaty. Since 2003 he has been in the public light, advocating for what is right. He will ensure that each client’s needs are met without settling, with skills such as self-discipline, communication, and public-speaking, all will transition well for Durel when working in real estate.
As a graduate from the University of Southwestern Lafayette (now the University
of Louisiana), he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
This degree combined with 40 years experience in business & public office, gives Durel a unique perspective on real estate in Acadiana.
Real estate is a driven market that must run like a business to effectively broker a deal. Durel
says moving from the public sector back into the private sector is an “exciting opportunity.”
One of the most exciting opportunities is to team up with his daughter Natalie Durel Broussard. Between the two of them, they can handle any, and all of you residential or commercial real estate needs. With his experience as both a landlord & a tenant, he is familiar with both ends of the transaction.
When his business career was just beginning, he was recognized for his success in the
family-owned business, Durel’s Pet Shop, and Arby’s. Some other accolades include receiving
“Sam Walton Small Businessman of the Year” in 1996, serving as chairman of the Board of
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce in 2001, awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by
the Boy Scouts in 2007 and being named “CEO of the Year” at the Acadiana Top 50 Companies Business Luncheon in 2010. Durel has also received the BI Moody College of Business Award in 2015. Presently, Durel serves on the board of Moncus Park.
Just as when he owned Durel’s Pet Shops, served as Lafayette Mayor-President, his leadership will prevail as he looks forward to upholding the “Always 110%” standard of Keaty Real Estate. Qualities that Durel possesses which will make him a great realtor are his enthusiasm, energy, and love for Acadiana. Owner and Broker, Jim Keaty says, “We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Joey Durel and feel his experience will bring so much more to the Keaty Real Estate team.” A genuine man who cares for the Lafayette area, and spent his public career building Lafayette, Joey Durel is welcomed into the Keaty Real Estate family.
Awards & Designations
Top Producer 2018
Top Producer 2nd Quarter 2018
Top Producer 2nd Quarter 2019
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