Senior Land Development Manager Myles Cardenas with McKinley Homes joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio show to detail his day-to-day as a land development manager, upcoming developments and more! Cardenas joins host Carol Morgan on the All About Real Estate segment and shares how young professionals can get involved within the industry.
Celebrating his fourth anniversary with the award-winning company in July, Cardenas has previous experience working for CalAtlantic Homes, starting as an intern during his senior year at Kennesaw State University (KSU).
Three to four months after celebrating his graduation, the company announced a significant merger with Lennar Homes, where he continued to partner with the company for two-and-a-half years before joining the McKinley Homes team. While at Lennar, Cardenas gained valuable land development experience for a prominent public builder and built two townhome communities in Druid Hills as a construction manager.
Cardenas said, “I had the opportunity to get more land development experience for the largest national builder at the time [as well as] construction and development experience that I’ve carried into my role here at McKinley.”
During his time at KSU, Cardenas had the opportunity to participate in a program that resulted from the merger with Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The school featured a construction management program introduced to KSU students as an additional option following the merger. Cardenas wrapped up his time at the university with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
Founded in 2008, McKinley Homes has quickly become a well-known name throughout metro Atlanta in the new construction industry. The company began its journey as an investment company, and after constructing a few homes, the company’s team decided to bring land development in-house, resulting in the acquisition of Cardenas.
Cardenas said, “We do everything from single-family homes to townhomes and some commercial [projects], including apartments, stacked flats…mixed-use projects [and more].”
For young professionals entering the industry, Cardenas shared that he’s a huge proponent of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), where he found his start as a part of the National Association of Home Builders chapter at KSU. The organization is one of the biggest supporters at the college level, and Cardenas shared that he highly recommends finding ways to get involved with GAHBA.
Cardenas said, “It’s one of the biggest and best things that I feel I have been able to nourish that relationship from then to now. I can’t believe that relationship started when I was 19 years old…and nine years later it’s the strongest it’s ever been.”
Tune in to the full interview above to learn more about McKinley Homes, or visit www.McKinleyHomes.com.
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