Lou Cardenas

Lou is a native Washingtonian with strong family ties to Colombia. He has over 25 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 on behalf of his clients, Lou has been honored as a Washingtonian “top agent” in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to focusing on residential transactions, Lou forged an impactful career in commercial real estate. His experience includes roles as Senior VP at Smithy Braedon, Director at Cushman & Wakefield in Miami, and Director of Office Leasing at Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. His range of work has spanned international sales and leasing negotiations.

Lou loves all things real estate. He has built, rented and sold his own investment and vacation properties. His sales experience encompasses a diverse cross-section of price points and locations, from the high-end luxury market on down. Lou is happy to work with all clients in all DC and close-in suburban neighborhoods. His business acumen, negotiating savvy and deep market knowledge make him the perfect partner for both buyers and sellers.

Lou strongly believes in giving back to his community. He served as President of the Board of Sitar Arts Center, a local after school program for at risk children in DC, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of House of Ruth, a women’s and children’s shelter. Lou is also passionate about animals, and is an ardent supporter of several rescue organizations. He is an avid runner and can often be seen running the streets and parks of DC with his Jack Russell Terrier.


1206 30th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007