Ardel McKenna

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Ardel McKenna

A Chicagoan who grew up on the city’s south side, in 1986 Ardel graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science. While at Yale, Ardel played varsity football. After graduating from Yale, Ardel spent the next thirty years as an independent broker and trader on the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and as a private real estate investor. Running a successful brokerage group with over 15 employees, Ardel executed Treasury bond futures and Eurodollar option buy and sell orders for customers such as Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, and Goldman Sachs.

Prior to relocating permanently to Naples in 2016, Ardel spent winters there beginning in the 1980s and so is intimately familiar with the market and what buyers want. When not closing deals, Ardel enjoys golfing all over the Naples area. Ardel’s background in trading and expansive Naples market knowledge make him one of the Dawn McKenna Group’s most valuable Naples local experts.

Ardel McKenna


We offer the highest level of expertise, service, and integrity. The Dawn McKenna Group is the #1 leading real estate team in the entire state of Illinois for Coldwell Banker. With offices in Chicago’s Gold Coast, the prestigious Chicago suburbs of Hinsdale, Lake Forest and Winnetka, and on 5th Avenue in Naples, Florida, the Dawn McKenna Group agents are ready to serve you where we live, work and play. Whether buying, selling or renting, you can count on the Dawn McKenna Group’s Local Expertise and Global Reach.

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