Meet Our Team


Ed has more than twenty years of personal real estate investment experience and more than ten years of professional commercial lending experience. He brings a working knowledge of all commercial property types, extensive familiarity with financial markets, and long-standing industry relationships to every transaction. He is motivated by helping his clients experience successful transactions, and building relationships with clients that will last for years.

President & Managing Broker

Heriberto(Ed) Ruiz


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Joe brings 20 years of experience in the Real Estate industry as an investor, property manager, broker and rehabber. He is a real estate professional with extensive experience in the rehabbing and leasing of residential and commercial properties. 


Joe Minogue


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Michael Leonard is the Managing Partner for Leonard & Associate's, CPA's. He started out working at his father's accounting firm, as a bookkeeper in 1994. From there, he went on to get a Bachelor's Degree, in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Central Florida, and yet another Bachelor's Degree, in Digital Media, from Full Sail University. Michael has worked at his father's accounting firm, Leonard & Co. since the late nineties  as an accountant. Michael grew quite the clientele while working there. Since his father's retirement and then his untimely passing, he has grown the company into what it is today. He also is a licensed Real Estate broker as well as a licensed mortgage loan originator. He has three locations, one in Oak Park, one on the South-side and another on the North-side of Chicago. He and his wife, Angela have three children, Dylan, Lana, and Jackson who is 1. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family.


Michael B. Leonard



Blanca has more than twenty years of experience buying, selling and managing investment properties. She and her husband, Ed, bought their first investment property in 1992 and their latest multi-family property in 2013.

Business Operations Manager

Blanca Ruiz


Sanjay became a licensed Illinois broker in 2016.  As a practicing CPA, Sanjay has a strong business acumen.  Sanjay has experience working with real estate investors and understands various accounting and tax (e.g., Section 1031 exchanges, entity formation, etc.) complexities around real estate transactions.  Sanjay has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Taxation.  On his spare time, Sanjay enjoys reading and spending time with his family.


Sanjay Wadhwani


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