Managing Director – Development
Yale Dieckmann joined JDL Development in 2013. In his role as EVP and CIO, he is responsible for the financing and project management of JDL’s development portfolio. He is actively involved in all stages of JDL’s projects, from entitlement and design to financing, construction, operation and disposition.
Prior to joining JDL, Yale spent nearly seven years in the real estate investments division of Northwestern Mutual Life (“NML”), most recently as Director of production. While at NML he originated more than $530MM in development equity and mortgage loans throughout the upper Midwest.
Prior to NML, Yale held various operating positions for Blackboard, a leader in e-learning software, and was a management consultant with The Parthenon Group in Boston.
Yale holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an active member of ULI and serves on the board of the Kellogg Real Estate Alumni Club. He lives in Lakeview with his wife, daughter and Cocker Spaniel.