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Cardinal’s culture is the beating heart of our company. From the beginning, our values have fostered an environment that unites us with a sense of pride and belonging and has only strengthened over the years. As a result, we have grown, connected, and effortlessly cleared hurdles because we look at thriving as a company from a 360° perspective. When Cardinal thrives, our HQ employees thrive, which means our portfolio of properties and community managers thrive, allowing our on-site team members to thrive. And when it all adds up, our residents thrive.

Our culture has been tested time and time again in difficult situations that require tough decisions, rapid growth, and constant change. It has survived business pressures, leadership turnover, and competition for attention and priority, among other initiatives. It is paramount to the success of our business.

While the world around us continues to be in constant flux, our culture allows us to flow along with it by remaining constant for the people at the center of everything we do. With a foundation of values that has encircled us from the start, all we know how to do is thrive.

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The Top 10 Reasons We Love The Cardinal Culture

Do the right thing,
all the time.
“Cardinal is a company that truly practices what it preaches.”
Doug Miller SVP, Head of Construction Services
Build an open and honest
relationship with communication.
"Communicating honestly leads to strong relationships built on trust. This trust makes everything else we do possible."
Kellie Dalrymple Training Operations Manager
Be adventurous, creative and open minded.
“Cardinal has always been about new ideas, looking for better ways to do things, and taking risks.”
Ryan Sundling Accounts Director, Agency FIFTY3
Be a team player and respect those you work with.
"Cardinal believes "team" is defined by individuals collaborating together to achieve a common goal while respecting, trusting, and caring for one another."
Sly Brandon VP, Operations - Student Housing
Embrace change
and new ideas.
“My favorite thing about Cardinal is the collaborative environment that allows for constant idea sharing and debate.”
Christina Tarumoto VP, Client Services
Bring your best each
day and create fun.
“This company lives out its culture daily and promotes hard work while still creating memorable moments to celebrate its team members.”
Lauren Byrd Manager of People Operations

Pursue growth
and knowledge.
“We don't strive to be like everyone else - instead, we focus on being the best operators in the industry.”
Michelle Cook Senior Portfolio Manager
Do more
with less.
"I am so proud to work for a company that is constantly growing, creating, and innovating new ideas and procedures to keep up with the ever-changing times."
Courtney Diveley Manager, Real Estate Services Operations
Be passionate
and determined.
“The people are stand-up individuals, and it's easy to want to work hard when you know who you're working for.”
Johanna Adolfs Director of Marketing and Strategy
Be humble.
“I've never been at a place of work where the camaraderie is so real. I feel supported and have made true friendships here.”
Briana Peterson Systems Specialist, Level II
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