Edwin Vdovets is the Founder and Principal of Keeler Real Estate, LLC. Edwin has earned an excellent reputation amongst his clients as a developer who assists National and Regional tenants with their expansion program in delivering stores/units on time and on budget. Prior to Keeler, Edwin was the Director of Development for a national retail developer working closely with national tenants such as: Walgreen’s, Chase Bank, Bank of America, Fresh and Easy; and others in several regions including: the Chicago Metropolitan area and Northern California. Edwin was responsible for all aspects of the development process including: land acquisition, entitlement, construction, leasing and management. Prior to his role as Director of Development, Edwin was the exclusive tenant broker for J.P. Morgan Chase (formerly Bank One) in the City of Chicago and select suburbs. Edwin is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. Edwin is involved in a management role in several philanthropic organizations and resides in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
Edwin experienced 6 mentorships with different industry leaders and often reflects on his day with Al Klairmont, President of Imperial Realty as Al had stressed on Edwin the adage “location, location, location” when buying real estate. Although Edwin had heard the number #1 rule of real estate prior, listening to an industry leader stress the importance of remaining true to principals, Edwin often finds himself reflecting back to that day with Al when he evaluates acquisitions for his firm, never waivering from this industry doctrine.
Since Edwin founded Keeler Real Estate in 2009, Keeler has successfully completed numerous retail developments which range from land purchases to many build-to suit developments for the Walgreen Co. and other National Tenants in high barriers to entry markets in Florida and Illinois. Keeler’s tenant roster includes: Walgreens, TD Bank, Bank of America, Chick Fil-A, Party City, Mattress Firm, Vitamin Shoppe, Sleepy’s, Panera, AT&T, Boston Market and AAA.