Lou Cardenas

Lou Cardenas

Vice President, Realtor

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Lou, a native Washingtonian and graduate of Georgetown University have over 35 years of professional experience serving all sectors of the real estate industry. Lou first joined TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in 2013, where his sales volume quickly placed him among the most prolific realtors in the region. As a measure of his success, Lou has been honored as a Washingtonian “top agent” in 2016 through 2020, and in 2019-2020 also received the coveted “Best Agent” designation. Lou and his team had an outstanding 2020 with a record sales volume of over $105 million.
Prior to focusing on residential transactions, Lou forged an impactful career in commercial real estate. His experience includes roles as Director of Office Leasing at Washington REIT, Director at Cushman & Wakefield in Miami, and Senior Vice President at Smithy Braedon. His range of work has spanned international sales and leasing transactions.
Lou's sales and development experience encompass a diverse cross-section of price points and locations, from first homes to one-of-a-kind luxury properties. Lou enjoys working with clients in all DC and close-in suburban neighborhoods. His business acumen, negotiating savvy, and deep market knowledge makes him the perfect partner for both buyers and sellers.
Lou strongly believes in giving back to his community. He currently serves as Board Chair of House of Ruth, which provides services including housing and daycare for families experiencing homelessness and domestic trauma in DC. He has also served as President of the Board of Sitar Arts Center, a local after-school and summer program for disadvantaged children. Lou is also passionate about animals and is an ardent supporter of several rescue organizations. Lou enjoys exploring all the wonderful parks around DC for fitness and recreation.
At TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Lou is a member of Premier Partners, a group of top-producing agents spanning the entire DC Metro area.

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