A Culture Forged Under Fire

At Cardinal, responsible environmental, social, and corporate governance practices are critical factors of our business success and a driving force behind every decision we make. Honoring ESG concerns in how we conduct our business, advise our clients and partners, and invest in our communities will result in greater stability and mitigate risk for our companies, team members, clients and partners, and the industry as a whole. We believe that a strong ESG Platform should facilitate top-line growth, reduce costs, minimize disruptions, increase productivity and optimize investments and capital expenditures. ESG considerations are embedded into our management and investment decisions, as well as our headquarters operations.

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VOTED TOP 1% OF ALL REAL ESTATE COMPANIES FOR DE+I on GLASSDOOR
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SENIOR LEADERS IDENTIFYING AS FEMALE INCREASED FROM 9%
TO 33%
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DEPLOYED COMPANY-WIDE TEAM MEMBER ENGAGEMENT SURVEYS
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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED TO TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS TRAINING
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DIVERSE HIRING INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED
COMPANY WIDE
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BUSINESS RESOURCE GROUPS CREATED FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP, BLACK, AAPI, HISPANIC, LATINX AND LGBTQ+ TEAM MEMBERS
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JUNETEENTH, MLK JR DAY, AND VOTING DAY ADDED AS PAID COMPANY HOLIDAYS
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IMPLEMENTED DE+I REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS

Environmental

Every company uses resources, and every company affects and is affected by the environment. Focus on sustainability and conservation of resources drives not only savings at our communities but contributes to the overall stability of the changing physical world in which we do business.

Our Rent ReLeaf program helped to plant more than 4,100 trees as residents switched to paperless billing options. 

Sustainability
Resource Conservation
Climate Change

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Social

A commitment to building diverse, happy, competent teams ensures that the full range of ideas and perspectives come to the table, generating the best ideas. Social also speaks to our relationships with our partners, investors, clients, team members, residents and the larger communities in which we operate.

View our Open Door Project here

Diversity & Inclusion
Wellness
Community Outreach

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Governance

Our company structure, corporate values, practices and controls define who we are and how we make decisions. Cardinal believes in the power of ethical behavior, transparency, bringing all voices to the table, equitable compensation and alignment of incentives with what is important to us.


Values & Policies
Leadership
Compensation

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To view our full ESG Policy, click the "Download PDF" button below.

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Remote Team Members
42 %
Female Representation
49 %
CEO Approval on Glassdoor
100 %
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Million Dollars
Reduced in utility
expenses
3
gallons of water
reduced per month
1 M+
LEED Certified
Managed Units
2,500 +
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Cardinal Connects: Business Resource Groups

In direct response to feedback from our team members, we created Cardinal Connects. This series of business resource groups serve as a network for individuals who may face similar challenges. They’re designed to create connections, encourage professional growth, and provide opportunities for team members to come together and discuss the topics or issues that matter most to them. New groups will continue to develop based on the needs of our team.