Rhonda Sharkawy, MS

Senior Retail Leasing and Development Advisor

  • (504) 620-8145
  • rsharkawy@stirlingprop.com
  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1777, New Orleans, LA 70130


About Rhonda

Rhonda Sharkawy joined the Stirling team as Development Director, where she was involved in retail ground-up developments and redevelopments. In 2002, she transitioned to the Commercial Brokerage Division as Senior Retail Leasing & Development Executive. For over twenty-five years, she has worked on new retail developments, redevelopments, leasing existing shopping centers, and handling renewal negotiations.  In addition, she represents over a dozen national retailers in Louisiana and Mississippi. Rhonda is well seasoned in all aspects of commercial retail real estate.

After completing a bachelor’s degree at Loyola University in New Orleans, Sharkawy earned a master’s degree in Land & Real Estate Development, as well as a Master’s degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University-College Station.

When she is not working, she is busy with non-profits in the New Orleans area and loves traveling, the arts, music and activities in nature.

Commercial Real Estate Honors and Awards

National Association of Realtors (NAR), Commercial Real Estate Division (CID)

  • Hall of Fame: 2015-2017
  • Poche Waguespack Award: 2009– 2014
  • Top Overall Retail Lease: 2004 – 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018-2020 & 2023
  • Top Overall Retail Sales: 2008
  • Top Overall Retail Producer: 2001 – 2014, 2018-2021, 2023
  • Nationwide Commercial Award (NAR): 2011 – 2020
  • For 5 consecutive years, Sharkawy received the Waguespack Award given by the Realtor’s Commercial Investment Division for achieving the highest volume in the industry of sales and leases in the marketplace for the year. She is the first agent in Stirling’s history to receive the award and one of only a handful of women to achieve this honor since it was created back in 1964.
  • In 2015-2017, Rhonda was inducted into the New Orleans Association of Realtors Commercial Hall of Fame for the Waguespack Award. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious honor.

Stirling Properties

  • Top Commercial Producer: 2003-2006, 2008-2013, 2015-2020 & 2023
  • Most Commercial Transactions: 2003-2023


  • Power Broker, Top Broker Award: 2015, 2018-2023

Community Honors and Awards

New Orleans City Business

  • Excellence in Real Estate
  • Ones to Watch, Top Private Companies
  • Power Generation
    • Given to young innovative achievers whose success in business & organizations set the pace for the future of our region.