Justin Kain History

Starting as a 5th grade band teacher in 2005 in Plainfield, IL Justin loved the educational field but wanted more growth opportunities. He and his wife Kristina started their entrepreneurial careers in 2006 by taking a real estate educational course. In 2007 they transitioned to full time real estate educational sales and short term real estate development projects.They built their contacts and list of investors throughout 2008.


In 2009, Justin, along with several investment partners syndicated funds through a Private Placement Memorandum to acquire 49 properties in the South Bend, Indiana area. He founded Smart Guys, LLC, a property rehab and holding company and Smart Management, a rental management company. In 2011, Justin merged Smart Management with Homeworks Property Management which currently manages over 900 rental properties in the South Bend area. He is currently the manager of Smart Guys which maintains a portfolio of rental properties in Indiana.


In 2012-13, Justin led the creation of Illinois Equity, a residential property holding company. Working closely with Chris Albin, Forrest Bledsoe, and Hugh Zaretsky, Illinois Equity has acquired 97 properties with over $500K in rental income annually while continuing to expand it’s portfolio of assets.


In 2014-2016 he created partnerships on a one-to-one basis in a program that was based on lifestyle design and building businesses that support your life’s purpose. During this time period he and his partners completed over 20 projects with total volume of over $6,000,000.


Justin loves to grow and teach. He created and leads the highly successful Vision to Reality series of workshops. In 2016, Justin also welcomed the idea of sharing his expertise in real estate by launching a division of retail brokerage services for his family and friends by being available as the agent of choice for clients looking for great deals whether buying, selling, or investing in real estate transactions across the Chicagoland area. Justin joined Keller Williams Premier Properties in Glen Ellyn in November 2016. Together with his growing team, Team Kain is on track to complete $10 Million in sales volume in 2017.


He currently lives in beautiful Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his wonderful wife Kristina, and four of their lovely children: Kent, Harrison, Faith, and Robert.


Specialties: Real Estate Brokerage Services, Company creation and development, Capital Development, Public Speaking, Education for results.