Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Alon Yonatan, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Ferndale Realty Group originally founded the company in late 2000. Mr. Yonatan, a highly regarded real estate executive based out of the Chicago and Boulder areas for more than 20 years, is a licensed real estate managing broker in Illinois and holds real estate licenses in a number of other states. He brings strong experience in real estate, finance and management to the company, with a background that incorporates professional experience with both large and small organizations in a number of diverse industries. These include investment sales and research with a well known national real estate investment brokerage company, underwriting with a large national mortgage lender, marketing with a small software company, investment banking with a highly regarded national investment banking firm and various senior management roles within The Ferndale Realty Group.
A former member of the board of directors of the Chicagoland Apartment Association, Mr. Yonatan obtained both his masters degree in Management Information Systems and his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research and analysis on the multifamily investment market has been recognized in both local and national publications including the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Multifamily Executive, Heartland Real Estate Business, and Multifamily Housing News, and he has appeared individually or as a member of a panel of speakers at The Marcus & Millichap Investor Symposium, The Appraisal Institute Conditions of the Chicago Real Estate Market Seminar, and The REIA / SIOR Real Estate Summit. Outside of work, Mr. Yonatan enjoys spending time with his family, participating in triathlons ranging from sprint to Ironman distances, and is involved in numerous philanthropic and community organizations.