Meet the Team
Originally organized as M. R. Kendall Corporation in 1988, Kendall Property Group has transformed over the years, depending on the real estate market, from a third-party construction company focusing on build-to-suit projects to a commercial development company to a multi-family development company.
J.R. Kendall, J.D., CCIM, Co-Owner
J.R. grew up on the Northwest side of Indianapolis and graduated from Brebeuf in 1994. He attended DePauw on an academic scholarship for 5 semesters and then transferred to Colorado State after doing an internship in Breckenridge. J.R. graduated from CSU in 1999 and returned to Indianapolis. In 2002, he decided to move out West again to Salem, Oregon where he attended Willamette University Law School. After graduating from law school in 2005 and passing the Indiana Bar Exam, J.R. planned to work as a real estate attorney with the goal of entering the development business in the future. When the opportunity came in an unexpected offer from Max to join Kendall Property Group, J.R. changed his plan and accepted.
J.R. grew up in the construction business and had the privilege to experience everything from picking up trash on jobsites as a teenager, to working as an assistant superintendent on hotel and apartment projects during summer breaks in college, and to running a project as a superintendent after graduating from college.
J.R. spent the first few years of his development career learning the financial aspects of the business from Max and through CCIM.
Since joining Kendall Property Group, J.R. has developed and owned multiple commercial and multifamily assets. Today, as head of development for Kendall Property Group, his focus is on building a portfolio of multifamily projects throughout the Midwest.
Today J.R. lives with his wife, Jen, and 2 daughters in Zionsville.
Max R. Kendall, Co-Owner
Max R. Kendall has 40 years of investment real estate experience. A 1968 graduate of Indiana State University, Max has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. After spending his first year out of college with Standard Oil in Chicago, he moved to Indianapolis and began working for Merchants National Bank.
Six of his eight years at Merchants were in the mortgage lending area. At the age of 28, Max was made vice president in charge of the Commercial Mortgage Lending division.
In 1979, Max co-founded Mortgage Company of Indiana, Inc., a commercial mortgage banking company. Mortgage Company of Indiana represented several insurance companies, including Nationwide, Capital Holding, Hartford and Sun Life. In 1984, the corporation was sold to Merchants National Corporation. As a part of the transaction, Max left to pursue real estate development and construction.
Prior to selling the mortgage company, Max became involved in forming limited partnerships and investing in existing properties. Since leaving the lending profession, he has developed, purchased, managed and disposed of properties for himself and others.
Since graduating from Purdue University in 1996 with degrees in Construction and Civil Engineering, Jason has spent the past 19 years building projects of all sizes and complexity. He spent the first twelve years of his career with a mid-size general contractor where he had the opportunity to manage a wide range of products including commercial, multi-family, institutional and medical. As a result of his attention to detail and high performance level, he rose through the ranks to Senior Project Manager supervising other managers.
As Vice President of Construction for Kendall Construction Group, Jason oversees all aspects of the construction division including quality control, safety program, operations, estimating, design build programming, contract management, and client relations. From conceptual budget to occupancy Jason is involved to maintain continuity of the construction process, ensuring that the project is built with quality, on schedule and under budget.
Jason is very good at working with clients to produce a facility that fits their business needs and budget. He is very adept at working with the design professionals to find affordable solutions that meet the client’s requirements.
As Treasurer/Secretary for Kendall Property Group since its inception, Kim has been responsible for managing financial, legal and office functions of the construction and development aspects of the company. Kim has coordinated with attorneys, lenders, title companies, architects and engineers to assist Max and J.R. with developing their real estate interests. In addition to performing the accounting function for all the various entities, she manages our commercial properties, processes all draw requests for the construction company, and works with lenders in the closing and servicing loans.
Kim attended Purdue University and holds a Paralegal Certificate from IU.