Ekistics is a New Orleans based designer and developer with four lifestyle-centric businesses: boutique hotels, residential lofts, destination bars and entrepreneurial workspaces. It created the the city's first lofts in 1988. It created the first boutique hotel and destination bar in 1998. It created the first entrepreneurial workspace in 2008.
Ekistics was founded in 1988 by entrepreneur Sean Cummings. The company has created more than seventeen loft buildings and boutique hotels, including the Rice Mill Lofts in Bywater, International House and Loft 523. Entrepreneurs' Row is the company office building, in which it both leases workspaces and invests in start-ups.