The "Better Way" Blog

We take a different approach at brokering. We see things from every angle, and don’t seek the easiest route or solution – we seek the correct one. Get inside the heads of the experts at Cardinal and learn what gives us our competitive edge.


Important Update from John

You may have heard that I’m moving on from Brennan Investment Group (BIG). I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with those folks. Brennan’s mission is to be the leading value-add owner/operator of industrial real estate in the nation....

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24 Hours of Work and Play

Last week, I drove 17 hours with my boys to our summer home in Northern Michigan. (My wife likes to fly and let the boys road trip.) We listened to lots of bad music like “Polo G Featuring Lil Tjay” (my sons’ choice), survived off fast...

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“See me on LoopNet”

Dear El Cardinale’, I enjoy reading your stuff. Do you ever write for other publications? – A Reader Friend Dear Friend, Thanks for the kind words and feedback. Yes, I do write for other outlets. You can find my most recently published...

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I’m Doing a Podcast!

If you’ve been reading my newsletter for a while, you know by now that I like to play with technology. It’s fun to explore new ways of being more efficient at work and at home. To that end, I’d like to announce that I’m branching out...

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“What’s Your Summer Routine?”

Dear El Cardinale’, I recall you and I talking about a unique way you have to optimize your vacation time. Please remind me what tips you have to share. – Vacation Envy Dear VE, You are right. I do value vacation time and can’t...

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Why Brokers Aren’t Going the Way of the 8-Track Tape

I get asked a lot about my future as a commercial real estate broker. Friends and colleagues wonder about the need for a professional broker when there is so much information out there about real estate that people can find on their own. And not...

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“Interface Recap”

Dear El Cardinale’, I saw you at the InterFace Carolinas conference last week – I recognized you from your portrait. What did you think was interesting? – Broker Buddy Dear Broker Buddy, Speaker Mark Vitner from Wells Fargo is...

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“Where should the Cats go?”

Dear El Cardinale’, I read your articles about David Tepper moving the Carolina Panthers’ HQ and training facility (I agree, what is he thinking?). You said you can think of some better places for the team. Well, what are they? – Keep...

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Why the Numbers Don’t Make Sense

I can’t help but think about where Carolinas Panthers owner David Tepper wants to put the team’s new training facility and headquarters: Rock Hill, SC. This decision does not make sense to me and I think it is a mistake. Let me show you some...

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