JD Cardenas

Director - Real Estate

Cardenas joins the Chicago practice group as a Director with a focus on providing expert real estate consulting and transaction brokerage services to investors, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants on Chicago’s south and west sides and especially in Little Village.  JD is skilled in structuring transactions for industrial, office and vacant land projects. 

“JD has great connectivity to the food & beverage and transportation sectors which makes him an excellent fit for our firm,” Williams said.  “Inviting JD into the Ecosystem supports a core KWILL objective to bring diversity and inclusion to the corporate and commercial real estate industry.” 

Cardenas brings seasoned real estate and finance experience to KWILL. In his time with Berkshire Hathaway, Paine Wetzel and most recently Eldorado Real Estate, Cardenas has closed numerous multi-million-dollar transactions for occupiers and investors.  Prior to entering commercial real estate, Cardenas was a partner in a successful accounting and tax consulting practice for nearly 20 years.  

KWILL RE is a division of KWILL Merchant Advisors, a closely held coalition of entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors. KWILL integrates and leverages talent, analytics and critical thinking to provide comprehensive, strategic solutions to a wide range of industries from real estate to manufacturing, construction supply, business services, banking, consumer goods, and beyond.  Other divisions include KWILL Capital, which invests in growth-oriented companies and opportunistic real estate, and KWILL Consulting Partners, a deep-bench management consulting capability that advises clients in select areas including finance and accounting, logistics and supply chain, information technology, corporate leadership, healthcare and manufactured goods. 

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