How We've Helped Our Clients

Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, institutional investors, nonprofits, and high-net-worth family offices, located locally and nationwide. They trust Cardinal to deliver insight and strategies that create long-term success. Read what we’ve accomplished.

A Japanese conglomerate needed to relocate its headquarters and was considering four US cities and different submarkets.
The Great Recession hit Forest Park hard. This once-bustling eight-building office park saw vacancy soar to 72%. In lieu of foreclosure, the owner handed three of the buildings back to the bank.
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.
An institutional investor is looking to source deals in a tight market and they quickly need boots on the ground.
A Japanese-owned chemical conglomerate needed help relocating business units, expanding facilities, and disposing of 120 acres in a densely populated infill location. The company had no in-house real-estate experience, and the project landed in the lap of the outgoing CEO as a swan-song project.
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