From humble beginnings, Mr. Kadida was convinced that one doesn’t have to be great to start, but you can start to become great. Having called the DC Area home for the last 30+ years, Mr. Kadida studied computer science at George Mason University prior to founding KDG. To pay for his schooling and living expenses, Mr. Kadida worked full time in the real estate industry and that’s when he realized some years after graduation, real estate was his passion. He and his brother grew Kadida Development Group exponentially within a short span of 12 years, from a single home family flip and a two-man team, to 100+ unit mixed use developments and 20+ team members. Having had to learn everything in the development process on his own, and at times the hard way, Mr. Kadida brings the on the field roll-up your sleeves valued experience beginning at the initial stage of sourcing opportunities, to assessing, acquisitions, joint-venture structuring, planning, designing, constructing and the final stage of selling.
Mr. Kadida also devotes his time to the next generation of real estate visionaries, giving back to up-and-coming developers who have the same passion and eagerness to learn for real estate development as he did starting out. His desire to share the wisdom of his success and failure lead to mentoring and partnering up with local young developers.
Nearly one decade ago, brothers Terefe and Tom Kadida established KDG. As the eldest sibling, Terefe brings an education in mechanical engineering and a passion for construction design to this ever-expanding real estate development company.
Terefe’s interest in this industry was sparked by several personal renovation projects he undertook in years past. Through overseeing these expansions on his residencies, he discovered a natural talent for building. This combined with a tenure in business management led him and Tom to create this joint, family venture.
Identifying and purchasing properties ideal for development is Terefe’s primary responsibility at KDG. Once the property is purchased, the two brothers work together to generate the creative strategy before briefing the architectural designer. Once plans have been finalized and all legal and permitting mandates have been met, Terefe and his construction team take over at which point he is responsible for all contracting work from beginning to end including inspections and of course, satisfying as well as exceeding the buyers expectation.
Mario has a wealth of knowledge gained in his 18 years in the accounting field. He has varied and extensive experience gained in high level accounting positions including as Controller and C.F.O. in companies ranging from start-ups to medium-sized companies with 10s of millions in revenue. He performs a variety of financial analyses to measure the current and forecasted financial health of the company and present potential scenarios to the Executive Team. He oversees all of the company accounting functions and financial reporting requirements including developing budgets, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, cash flow management, payroll, general ledger, and auditing. Mario graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland in College Park in 2000 and has numerous other certifications and skills including a Certificate in Innovation Management.
A real estate development executive with years of success overseeing all phases of multimillion-dollar real multi-family, mixed use, office building, medical, retail and hospitality development and construction management for private-sector and government clients. Experience includes management of multi-million development program, contractors / subcontractor’s management. Backed by strong credentials and proven track records as an owner’s representative on many high-profiled and high-quality projects.
Born in Yemen, Numan relocated to the US at the age of 9 where he quickly learned the importance of a strong work ethic in-order to maintain maximum control over his income while attending school and being employed full time. It was during this period he discovered a passion for becoming an entrepreneur with the overarching goal of helping others succeed in the same ways he had.
Mohamed started his professional journey with a company that provided legal services for those who could not afford counsel. This along with experiences in sales & business development within the insurance, retail and home remodeling industries combined with a passion for design developed from being an architects son, have led him to become the Senior VP of Development at KDG. This role is focused on generating new opportunities for development and managing current projects from inception to completion to ensure they produce the desired results for investors.
During his free time, Numan is a fashion designer working on a new line www.TopRankVintage.com where he takes authentic military vintage clothing and re-designs/up-cycles them.