Dave Kunkel

February 8, 2024

Dave Kunkel founded Kunkel Commercial Group (KCG) in 2007 and has been working in all aspects of commercial real estate for more than 35 years. Since he began in the industry, he has enjoyed working closely with his clients, helping them make informed decisions that best meet their commercial real estate requirements.  Dave always remains focused on the needs of his clients in the areas of leasing, tenant representation, development and property management.  Dave learned the ropes of the real estate business by working at Trammell Crow Company in the ever-changing St. Louis market. There, he was responsible for maintaining in excess of six million square feet of office, medical, retail and industrial space. Before focusing his efforts in the Metro-East, he worked for Scott Properties where he leased and managed more than a million square feet of medical, office, retail and industrial space. As a Metro-East native, Dave was pleased to return to the area and open his own company where his customer-centered approach is focused on sales, leasing and property management services.

Dave Kunkel purchased Cecil Management Group, Inc. (CMG) in October of 2015 and at the time CMG was one of the largest residential property management companies in the St. Louis Metro East area.

Owning both Kunkel Commercial Group and CMG, and having worked with Renee Wittenauer as a partner for several years, it was a logical decision to merge the two companies. The 2019 merger and renaming to Kunkel Wittenauer Group (KWG) brought tremendous value and cohesion for KWG’s real estate clients as Dave and Renee share the same passion for delivering excellent customer service.

Growth has predominately come from referrals of our client base over the years. The growth and development of KWG’s professional staff has evolved in a similar manner. KWG has attracted high-quality, committed professionals and has invested in their training, development and growth.  As a result of those efforts KWG is the recognized leader in the metro east whose success is the result of our Clients.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree from SIU-Carbondale and resides in Shiloh with his wife Gail. When not working he is an avid boater.