Have an experienced real estate expert in your corner

Cardinal is a real estate practitioner that fiercely advocates on your behalf.

With more than two decades of experience under our belt, we provide hands-on, principal-level attention to overcome the real estate obstacles our clients face. But, unfortunately, well-intentioned decision-makers often hire a broker only later to find that what they needed was a consultant offering objective and intelligent counsel.

Seven ways Cardinal's consulting toolbox makes your real estate decisions easier

There’s a lot of opportunity in your real estate portfolio.

Many of the most efficient organizations purposely choose not to hire in-house real estate managers. Instead, they engage an advisor such as Cardinal and focus on their core missions.

By hiring a real estate advisor, organizations benefit from having an expert ready who understands the company culture and is aligned with long-term goals.

John is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate, an invitation-only group of some of the top real estate professionals in the industry. Counselors provide thoughtful and unbiased advice to achieve the best results for their clients.
For 50 years, the CCIM designation has been one of the commercial real estate’s most coveted credentials. A CCIM has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis and demonstrated extensive negotiation experience.
SIOR is the leading global professional office and industrial real estate network. SIOR designees have demonstrated they are the top 10% of the office and industrial brokers.


How We've Helped Our Clients

Many of our clients come to us through referrals from former clients and friends of the firm. When engaging Cardinal, you will be working with a team invested in your long-term success. Our clients trust us. Read why.
To prepare for an imminent buyout, major paper company Bowater was divesting timberland assets. They were concerned they weren’t getting fair compensation for timberland parcels with development potential. And they needed someone with experience to sort this out.
After the new Uptown arena was built, the Coliseum became an albatross struggling to compete. The city spent 18 months trying to sell the asset and received only one weak offer. The property began to symbolize wasteful public spending and was drawing media scrutiny. City leaders knew they needed the sale proceeds to pay off an upcoming loan.
Black swan events are bad for business—especially banks. The financial crisis of 2007 wrecked First National Bank of Arizona’s (FNBA) bold plans for a national mortgage lending platform, leaving its leaders scrambling to mitigate expenses and close the office in Charlotte, where they recently signed a long-term 25,000 SF Class-A office lease.
An environmental lobbying group needed to expand in Washington, DC. They had challenging specifications in a tight market. 
Church leaders were wary of redevelopment and the developers who might exploit them, but the church had an extensive real estate portfolio and was looking for guidance.
“Look around you. If you’re on land, you are in real estate. It is ubiquitous and indispensable. For most businesses, it is the largest or second-largest asset on the books; yet, because it is everywhere, real estate is easy to take for granted. And because it affects everyone—customers, employees, investors, regulators, neighbors—real estate is not easy to manage.”
- What Leaders Should Know about Real Estate, HBR, Mahlon Apgar, IV


Our clients get senior-level attention.

We’re grateful for our clients. They are extraordinary leaders who have achieved tremendous results. When we think about the companies and people we are fortunate to work with, we are blown away.

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