Driven, resourceful and well-versed in a range of detailed transactional processes, Craig Cardella’s in-depth knowledge and experience in the commercial and residential real estate realms makes him an incredible asset to clients. Based in The Agency’s Pasadena office, Craig has been an agent since 2011, and his expertise spans the greater Los Angeles area, with specialization in the San Gabriel Valley.
Prior to his career in real estate, Craig worked in mergers and acquisitions for several years while simultaneously helping manage his wife’s in-demand floral design business for nearly two decades. Both experiences helped inform his focused, thoughtful approach to land acquisition, new housing developments and commercial properties.
“Mergers and acquisitions is a very proactive and disciplined business,” notes Craig. “I worked with many private equity group holdings and small to mid-sized publicly traded companies with their acquisition strategies—and real estate developer’s strategies are very similar in that there is growth through land acquisition. I am very comfortable with all aspects of that process.”
“I have always been intrigued by real estate and development,” says Craig. “I’m also very hands-on and like to do home-based projects. I like to see a project through from start to finish at home. I feel the same way at work—I love watching a deal go from acquisition to complete development.”
In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at his children’s schools.