JOE PADORR

Managing Principal

Understanding the unique needs of property-owners and tenants and then surpassing their expectations comes second nature to Joe.

A veteran of Chicago’s advertising industry and a former partner of a Chicago ad agency, Joe brings a wealth of client service expertise and strategic brand development knowledge as well as customer acquisition and retention experience to his real estate business.

As a founding member of Seneca Real Estate Group, Joe represents many property owners, developers and investors on a wide variety of retail, office and industrial properties. Throughout the last 15 years, Joe has personally completed leases on well over one million square feet of space representing over $200 million in cumulative net operating income for his landlord clients; helping them to stabilize and enhance the value of their real estate assets. Joe has completed leases some of the most well know national brands such as The Gap, Starbucks, Athleta, Noodles & Co., and Dollar Tree as well as a variety of national QSR franchises, independent retail, office and industrial tenants. In addition, Joe has represented his clients in both the purchase and disposition of commercial, mixed-use and multi-family assets that align with their investment requirements. Furthermore, Joe is also an experienced Tenant representative…helping his clients find ideal locations in which to build their businesses.

Prior to starting Seneca, Joe was Executive Director of Leasing at Preferred Development…a developer of single and multi-tenant retail properties known for developing over 50 Walgreens stores during a 12-year span.

Whether he’s working with property owners or tenants large or small, Joe provides strategic vision, creativity, and outstanding follow-through. He quickly gains his clients’ trust and confidence… qualities that help to differentiate Seneca Real Estate Group within the real estate brokerage community.

Joe received a BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa. He is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois , a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Chicago Association of Relators (CAR) and is a former board member of Children’s Memorial Hospital Corporate Champions. Joe and his family live on Chicago’s North Shore.