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Episode 9: Alex O’Brien, CEO/Founding Partner, Cardinal Group

Nov 6, 2023
56 min

This multifamily podcast episode offers an enriching and enlightening perspective on how the greatest moments of a career are often born from impacting the lives of those around you.

Learn about the need for understanding, kindness and radical candor in the workplace. “They won't care about what you know until they know how much you care," says Cardinal Group’s Alex O’Brien.

Alex O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer
Cardinal Group Companies

Alex is a co-founder and the CEO of Cardinal Group Companies. Over the past 15 years, he has held various leadership roles with CG Management, including President and COO, and he was named CEO in May 2020. He is responsible for the overall vision of the company and ensuring the Cardinal Culture is strong for the company's more than 2,500 team members. Prior to Cardinal Group, Alex was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In his personal time, he serves the veteran community of Colorado as a Board Member of Salute Colorado and coaches youth sports.

Andrew Bowen

Vice President & Industry Principal
RealPage, Inc.

Andrew Bowen serves RealPage customers and partners as a Vice President and Industry Principal dedicated to the Institutional and Build-to-Rent spaces. For over a decade, his focus has been on the tools that help investors and operators of multifamily real estate drive yield through better leveraging data and analytics.

Considered one of the experts on revenue management in multifamily, he is a regularly featured speaker on both the webcast and conference circuit, bringing a passion backed by over 20 years of operational experience to the conversation.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  When not pontificating on the future of the industry, you can usually find him either in the gym or on the lake with his two grown “boys” and his wife of 25 years.

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