Mary Kay "MK" Hopkins is a seasoned real estate professional with a rich history of excellence and commitment to the Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana community. With a career spanning over five decades, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Her services encompass commercial real estate brokerage and a wide range of real estate-related solutions, offered on a negotiated commission basis or as an hourly consultant.

As the driving force behind Mary Kay Hopkins, Inc. for 25 years, she demonstrated unwavering commitment to her clients' needs. In 2006, she founded Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC, focusing her expertise on commercial real estate and general brokerage consulting.
Notable Achievements
  • Founding Director of the National Bank of Commerce and served on multiple committees, including the Loan Committee, Marketing Committee, and Building Committee.
  • Pioneered excellence by achieving certification to the ISO 9002 quality standard, making hers the first real estate firm in North America to attain this prestigious certification.
  • Introduced groundbreaking initiatives, including the MKH Open Book Advertising Policy, the No Cold Calling Policy, and the innovative Smooth Moves program.
  • Honored with the Southwest Louisiana Quality Award, a testament to her commitment to excellence. Made history as the first small business to receive the prestigious Louisiana Quality Award, highlighting her dedication to quality and service.
  • Featured on the cover of Business First Magazine, solidifying her status as a trailblazer.
Statewide and Local Contributions 
  • A member of the Leadership Louisiana Class of 2004, she enhanced her commitment to community progress.
  • Service on multiple teams with the Louisiana REALTORS State Association recognizing her volunteer efforts post-Hurricane Rita.
  • Played a role in shaping the first mandatory residential purchase agreement in collaboration with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and Louisiana REALTORS during a three-year tenure on the Statewide task force.
  • A member of the Alliance for Positive Growth, where she served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Membership/Awards Committee. She received the President's Award in 2018, recognizing her contributions in chairing the inaugural awards banquet.
  • A REALTOR Emeritus Member of the Southwest Louisiana Association REALTORS (SWLAR) with a storied career, including
    • REALTOR of the Year awards in 1978 and 2005.
    • Past President and leader of numerous committees, including Professional Standards, MLS, and Education.
    • Distinguished Service Award in 2022.
  • Committed community advocate:
    • Five-year term served on the Calcasieu Parish Library Board of Trustees, including a term as President in 2005.
    • Two terms on the Board of Directors of the Chamber SW.
    • Served as an active and at-large member of the board of directors of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society.
    • Chaired the Palm Sunday Tour of Homes in 2012.
    • Member of the Margaret Place Historic District, with multiple terms on the Board of Directors, and served as President in 2011-2013 and 2023.
    • Recognized by the Convention and Visitor's Bureau with the Hospitality, Arts, Tourism Top HAT award in 2012.
    • Served on the Cultural Economy Task Force in 2013

With a track record of achievement, dedication to real estate excellence, and a commitment to her clients and community, MK continues to contribute to her community and the real estate industry.