AOB Titan 100 Header 1024x384 - Cardinal Group Companies ​CEO Alex O’Brien Named as Colorado Titan 100 for 2022

DENVER, CO – April 6, 2022 –Cardinal Group Companies Chief Executive Officer, Alex O’Brien, has been named as a Colorado Titan 100 for 2022.

The Titan 100 program recognizes the top 100 CEOs and C-Suite level executives in multiple states throughout the country. Titans are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that evaluates demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion while being involved in their local communities.

“Alex is a tremendous leader who embodies the values he preaches, drives the performance he is seeking, and leads us to accomplish big things. Alex has been the driving force behind our culture and is the type of leader who can relate to everyone and gets the best out of them.” said Eric Frank, Chief Investment Officer, Cardinal Group.

Before taking on the role of CEO in the spring of 2020, Alex served as the company’s President & COO for twelve years. He has been a key driver behind the tremendous growth of Cardinal. In the last three years, Cardinal has expanded units under management by more than 27,000 units. Along with driving the organization to achieve three times growth, he was integral in launching multiple new award-wining businesses that added value to the industry’s ecosystem.

Prior to founding Cardinal with co-founders Jason Luker, Eric Frank, and Del de Windt, Alex was an officer in the Marines from 2002-2006. Alex is also a founding member of the Colorado Inclusive Economy (CIE), a consortium of business leaders and CEOs from around Colorado that are focused on driving the development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives within their respective organizations and business communities in Colorado at large.

The Colorado Titan 100 honorees will be honored during the annual awards celebration on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum,

For additional details about the 2022 Colorado Titan 100, visit the Titan 100 website at

About Cardinal Group Companies

Cardinal Group Companies (“CGC”) is a fully integrated real estate management, investment, construction, consulting, and marketing firm focused on multifamily and student housing throughout the country. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, CGC affiliate companies are all firmly built atop the company’s “Cardinal Culture.” Since 2007, CGC has been operating successful partnerships, focused on creating efficiency and above market performance via their commitment to challenging the status quo of the industry. To date, Cardinal Group Companies has developed several best-in-class initiatives, which have earned the company national recognition year after year. Cardinal Group Companies’ management platform oversees over 40,000 units nationwide including 11,000 conventional and affordable housing units and over 90,000 student housing beds across the U.S., including Cardinal Group, Companies’ owned portfolio and third-party managed properties.

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