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Cardinal Group Companies Overview

Denver, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Cardinal Group is a fully-integrated real estate investment, construction, development, and management firm specializing in opportunistic and value-added investments throughout the United States. The firm acts as a sponsor of private equity real estate partnerships and provides ... Read more

Mission: The Cardinal Group culture embodies many different elements: it's about improving as a team and having fun while growing together, personally and professionally; it's about achieving the improbable with fewer people and fewer resources ... Read more

Company Updates

  • If you have been with Cardinal for more than a few hours you have probably heard the word CULTURE. If you haven't, then please see Del for a proper explanation of what it is and why we have it. Have you ever wondered why it's so crucial to have or more importantly how do you get it? We all know there is a consensus that the culture at Cardinal is great but it shouldn't stop at the HQ level. I've heard the feedback that "I can't wait to get to HQ, they have so much fun, the culture is so great there" but how do you think all of that started?

    CM's this one is for you!

    Culture and camaraderie start at the top, and for most onsite teams that person is the Community Manager. Being a CM is a tough gig, trust me I was one for many years. One of the best takeaways I had from my time as a CM was watching my team grow and take on bigger roles. Their accomplishments felt just as much like my own because I knew I helped them gain the tools and training they needed to succeed. Being a manager isn't about actually managing the day to day tasks and reports, it's about being a leader.

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Cardinal Group Companies – Why Work For Us?

A Culture Forged Under Fire

The true strength of Cardinal’s Culture is that it was there in the beginning and has strengthened over the years. Our Culture has been tested time and time again in difficult situations that required tough decisions, rapid growth, and constant change. It has survived business pressures, leadership turnover, and competition for attention and priority among other initiatives.

Today, 10 years later, the Cardinal Culture has been forged under fire. It is resilient, it is strong, and it is ready for the next 10 years of challenge. Our Culture has slayed dragons, conquered beasts, and today is the driving force that brings us all together as a Team. It serves as the bedrock we stand upon for support. It survives. It wins. And it is ready for more




#WeAreCardinal is about improving as a team and having fun while growing together, personally and professionally. With team members nationwide, we foster collaboration and teamwork with opportunities to socialize with other team members and their families. We are built to win...and have fun along the way.

The Top 10 Reasons We Love The Cardinal Culture

  1. Do the right thing, all the time.
  2. Build an open and honest relationship with communication
  3. Be adventurous, creative and open minded.
  4. Be a team player and respect those you work with.
  5. Embrace change and new ideas.
  6. Bring your best each day and create fun.
  7. Pursue growth and knowledge.
  8. Do more with less.
  9. Be passionate and determined.
  10. Be humble.


Perks & Benefits

Our team members’ personal and career development is our #1 focus. When you join Cardinal, you’re a part of a team that’s unparalleled. To inspire greatness inside and outside of work, we invest in our culture and offer team members and their families competitive health, financial, and work-life benefits.

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision Plans - Be well, live well
• 7pm-7am Communication Blackout Period - Balance your work and your life at Cardinal
• Company Paid Life Insurance - Great coverage at no cost to you
• Health Savings Accounts - Save time and money 
• Employee Assistance Program - We're in this together and we've got you covered
• Maternity & Parental Leave - Live your life to it's fullest
• ThrivePass Membership* - Wellness is about self-care...With a little help from us each month

• Company-Matched 401k Retirement Plan
• Commissions & Bonuses*
• Employee Referral Program
• Competitive Salaries
• Rental Discount Opportunities*
• TSA Pre-Check During Travel*
• Mileage Reimbursement*

• Generous Vacation Policy
• Seven Paid Holidays
• Work From Home Option*
• Regular Company Events & Team Outings
• Volunteer & Community Service Opportunities
• Award-Winning Company Culture
• Monthly Team Recognition Award

• Tuition Reimbursement - Core Value #7
• Internal & External Training & Development Opportunities - Core Value #8
• Annual Leadership & Development Conferences* - Core Value #2
• Advanced Leadership Courses* -Core Value #9
• Professional Growth & Career Opportunities - Core Value # 3
• Job Openings Nationwide - Core Value #1

Today’s Team Is Tomorrow’s Leaders

We are intentional about growing and promoting our team. As our company has expanded, we have been able to promote from within by investing in our team upfront and building leaders along the way. Our Annual Leadership Summit and Annual Summer Development Program are two successful conferences hosted by Cardinal Group to identify and grow future leaders in the company.

Summer Development Program

Cardinal Group is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the various elements that make our business run. At our Annual Summer Development Program (SDP), we take an all-encompassing look into HQ's operations. We intend for participants to leave with a new perspective on our company, our industry, and the long-term opportunities available to grow with Cardinal.

The Glory Of The Belt

The Championship Belt is awarded each month to a team member who has gone above and beyond their day-to-day tasks to embody the Cardinal Culture and Core Values. This peer-nominated award is a long-time tradition of Cardinal that symbolizes appreciation, hard work, and dedication. And as an added bonus, this 2lb flashy wrestling belt is a great way to live out your childhood WWE dreams.

Cardinal Group Companies Reviews

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    "Great Culture"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People & Culture in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - People & Culture in Denver, CO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Group Companies full-time (Less than a year)


    A lot of my reasons to come to Cardinal Group was to escape the "stuffy corporate culture" and it has lived up to everything that was discussed in my interviews. I am treated like an adult, trusted to get my work done on my schedule, and able to give my opinion and be heard. My job allows me the opportunity to be the professional I want while also maintaining the person I want to be outside of work also. I am so thankful for my decision to take the leap out of my last position to join this awesome group.


    None that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent and holding meetings to give people insight into the "behind the scenes"

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Cardinal Group Companies Interviews



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    Leasing and Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cardinal Group Companies (West Lafayette, IN) in May 2015.


    The interview was very personable. I felt so comfortable and at ease with the questions. We sat in the clubhouse and I told my manager who I was and why I was wanting this job. She showed me around the property and explained the type of business they do. Culture was a big thing the emphasized and I absolutely loved it!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you are qualified for this position?   1 Answer
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Cardinal Group Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Denver Business Journal, 2015
  • 2016 Best Places to Work, Denver Business Journal, 2016
  • "Best Places to Work", Denver Business Journal, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, The Denver Post, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Denver Business Journal, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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