EDC is a real estate development firm founded in 2010 on the principle that owning and managing real estate is a service oriented business. As we grow our portfolio of properties, our primary focus is to continue to provide clean, well-maintained homes with professional and respectful property management services.

At EDC, we take our role as a member of the community seriously. It is our belief that by improving the housing inventory through the responsible redevelopment of each of our properties and providing respectful property management, we improve the quality of life of our residents and the communities and neighborhoods that we serve.

Service, respect, and loyalty are all critical components of our day-to-day operations. Our growth is predicated on adding one well maintained apartment with one happy family at a time.

EDC provides a quality home, superior property management, value added amenities, and a unique partnership oriented approach to the tenant-landlord relationship. We view our residents as part of the EDC family. By paying close attention to the needs of our properties and our residents, EDC sets itself apart from other owner operators.

We offer a wide variety of homes in the metropolitan Chicagoland area, from single family homes to five bedroom apartments. Our homes often feature modern finishes, spacious bedrooms, and value-added amenities and are conveniently located near shopping, public transportation, and centers of employment.

If you are looking for an apartment or a home in the Chicagoland area, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for visiting our website.

“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.” - Bell Hooks

Nate Ernst

Nate has successfully developed real estate throughout his career and has always taken pride in building strong tenant relationships. Whether commercial tenants or residents in his residential property, Nate believes that tenant landlord relationship is the most critical element in the real estate business. In 2010, Nate founded EDC in the wake of one of the worst real estate and credit crises in history, with the purpose of acquiring distressed real estate and restoring it to provide a better quality home with superior property management services. Today, Nate continues to focus on acquiring and managing property that will help to improve the quality of life for its residents and the surrounding neighborhood and community.

Prior to founding EDC, Nate was the Vice President of Business Development at Epstein, a full service architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, and strategic services firm. He formerly served as Vice President for Healthcare Development Partners, a national real estate development company, and Gemini Consulting Group, an international healthcare management and real estate development firm. Nate holds bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. A member of numerous professional organizations, Nate is also active in the community, providing regular support for various local charitable organizations.

“We must rebuild organic communities, where people can come together and have analogue conversations and share stories, art, music and emotions.” - Bryant McGill