Team

George Hicker – Founder / President

George Hicker has over 45 years of real estate experience and has been involved in the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $2.25 billion in commercial real estate assets. Mr. Hicker is the Founder and President of Cardinal, responsible for all facets of executive management, which include deal sourcing, capital sourcing, establishing and maintaining relationships with operating partners and ensuring successful investment execution.

Prior to founding Cardinal, Mr. Hicker was a broker with Grubb and Ellis. Mr. Hicker graduated with a B.A. from Syracuse University.

 

Robb Wenrich - Partner

Robb Wenrich has over 12 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $1.25 billion in commercial real estate assets. Mr. Wenrich is a Partner with Cardinal, responsible for all facets of management, which include deal sourcing, capital sourcing, establishing and maintaining relationships with operating partners and ensuring successful investment execution.

Prior to Cardinal, Mr. Wenrich was the Senior Managing Director and CFO of Ascent Media Creative Sound Services, a division of Liberty Media Group. Prior to Ascent Media, Mr. Wenrich was the President & COO of two portfolio companies associated with Seneca Capital Partners, a privately held leveraged buyout firm located in New York which merged with Oak Tree Capital.

Mr. Wenrich graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Young & World Presidents Organization and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California.

 

Michael McFarland – Principal

Michael McFarland has over 16 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $750 million in commercial real estate assets. Mr. McFarland is responsible for business development and asset management, which include deal sourcing, capital sourcing, establishing and maintaining relationships with operating partners and ensuring successful investment execution.

Prior to Cardinal, Mr. McFarland was a Principal in the San Diego office of Lee & Associates, a commercial real estate brokerage firm. Mr. McFarland graduated with a Degree in Economics from the University of Utah.

 

James Freeman – Principal

James Freeman has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $750 million in commercial real estate assets. Mr. Freeman is responsible for business development, which includes deal sourcing, capital sourcing, establishing and maintaining relationships with operating partners and ensuring successful investment execution.

Prior to Cardinal, Mr. Freeman was Senior Managing Partner for Evolution Real Estate Partners, a subsidiary of Evolution Financial Group (EVO), a $1 billion+ AUM investment advisory firm. Prior to EVO, Mr. Freeman was Vice President, Business Development for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts a global hospitality company with a $10 billion market cap.

Mr. Freeman graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University, and attended New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.