Real Estate Investment/Entrepreneurship Division

Our mission is to pursue real estate investment opportunities, development and management real estate projects responsibly and with integrity for the benefit of our investors, partners, and the community while educating entrepreneurs on the importance of collaboration through joint-ventures and business development with municipalities and community based businesses.
Our focus 
  • Site Selection, corporate or individual (Retail, industrial, office, or development)
  • Transaction and Investment Analysis
  • Professionalism and Confidentiality (Exclusive representation of client through completion of transaction)
  • Networking affiliations with local, state, national, and international contacts to best serve client base
Our vision
  • Invest in undervalued communities
  • Encourage home-ownership and business stewardship in re-developing communities  
  • Educate contractors, entrepreneurs and business owners on the impact of real estate redevelopment and investing for their long term goals.
Our Values
  • TEAM - Working towards common goals while maintaining open, constructive communication.
  • COMMUNITY - Be an involved entity of citizens, doing our part to make our community a better place for generations to come.
  • PROFIT - Creating a successful platform that provides superior returns to our investors and strength to the divisions reach 

USMCA - Real Estate Investment / Entrepreneurship Division - Carl McDonald

Carl McDonald


Carl McDonald is president of the MackCel Group, Inc. a City of Chicago MBE firm that specializing in Construction Management, General Contractor, Water & Storm Basin Inspection, and Consultant.

Carl McDonald has over 40 years construction experience since receiving his BS degree in Construction Management from Bradley University. He has worked in the construction industry as a superintendent, project manager and senior project manager. Carl McDonald has supervised the rehabilitation of some of Chicago Historic Landmarks such as the Chicago Water Tower, Chicago’s Navy Pier, the Merchandise Mart and the renovation of the DuSable Museum of African American History Roundhouse Building.

Carl McDonald has served as senior coordinator of the design/build of shopping centers, strip malls, speculative buildings and office parks developments in the Chicago land area.

Additionally, he is co-founder and manager of Little Big House Properties, LLC, which specializes in developing of single family, multi-family and commercial properties in Illinois and NW Indiana.   

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