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DENVER, CO – April 3, 2024 – Cardinal Group Management (Cardinal), an award-winning firm focused on multifamily and student housing, was recognized today as the 38th largest apartment manager in the country by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Top 50 for the fourth consecutive year. The company has moved up 3 spots from last year. The annual ranking of the nation’s largest apartment owners, managers, developers, builders, and syndicators is a prestigious list, and Cardinal secured a spot with a portfolio of over 46,200 managed units. Cardinal’s portfolio spans 42 states and over 300 communities.

The NMHC Top 50 list is highly competitive each year. Cardinal’s consistent improvement and increasing rank year over year demonstrate a commitment to excellence and dedication to providing an exceptional multifamily housing management experience.

“For the fourth year in a row, our team has worked to manage a diverse and robust portfolio of units, and we’re proud that NMHC is recognizing this effort,” said Alex O’Brien, CEO of Cardinal Group. “Every day, Cardinal team members commit to excellence for our residents and each other. This ranking and our improvement from last year is a testament to our team’s personal and professional growth. We’re grateful to our clients and team members for supporting us as we continue to elevate expectations.”

​​This year marks the 35th edition of the NMHC Top 50 list. All apartment owners, managers, developers, builders, and syndicators are invited to answer a questionnaire about their prior year’s activities. Apartment owners, managers, and syndicators are ranked based on their portfolio holdings (either owned or managed) as of January 1, 2024, while developers and builders are ranked based on the number of units started in 2023.

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About Cardinal Group Management

Cardinal Group Management (Cardinal Group) 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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