The company’s founder, Bret Barattini, loves the real estate business and he stays active as a real estate broker, real estate investor, real estate developer, and real estate coach.
Bret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended St. Paul’s School in Covington, Louisiana. He was a member of the class of 2001 as well as the state championship wrestling teams in 2000 and 2001. He serves as a wrestling coach at his alma mater to this day. Go Wolves!
Upon graduation, Bret served in the U.S. Navy. He was honored with an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. As a member of the class of 2005 and 13th Company, he wrestled for the Navy Midshipmen. Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Aught Five! Go Navy!
Next, he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In addition to his studies, Bret was active at Christ the King Catholic Church, pledged Sigma Nu, and played LSU Rugby. Upon graduation in 2010, Louisiana State University awarded him with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Studies in Organizations. Geaux Tigers!
Bret enjoys staying active. He has competed in marathons and triathlons as well as owned a CrossFit box. He is a PADI SCUBA Divemaster, a USHGA Hang Glider Pilot, and is licensed to ride motorcycles. He enjoys Saints and LSU football, the beach, snow skiing, camping, backpacking, fishing, sailing, good food, live music, and celebrating holidays. Bret loves his family and his dog, Scout.
Bret earned his Louisiana Real Estate Salesperson’s License in 2012. Next, he earned his Louisiana Real Estate Broker’s License in 2016. He is an active member of the business community in the New Orleans metro area. Bret has gained the knowledge, skills, and relationships to serve the community via associations with the National Association of Realtors, the National Real Estate Investing Association, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, Louisiana Realtors, the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, the New Orleans Real Estate Investing Association, and the Northshore Real Estate Investing Association. In addition to founding Rise Up Real Estate Group, Bret has helped more than one thousand customers and clients achieve their real estate goals and dreams.
In addition to serving others through the real estate business, Bret also enjoys giving back to his community. He serves as a wrestling coach at his alma mater, St. Paul’s School. He is a member of the St. Peter’s Parish Knights of Columbus. Here are some photos of the St. Paul’s Wolves Wrestling Team. Go Wolves!