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 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 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.

 

Greg Ryan - Partner

Greg Ryan has over 28 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $2 billion in commercial real estate assets. Mr. Ryan is the Managing Partner of Cardinal’s Atlanta office, 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. Ryan held several senior roles with IDI Gazeley, including Head of Operations where he was responsible for more than 50 million square feet, handling all investment management activities including portfolio and asset management. 

Mr. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Clemson University and his Master of Science in Real Estate from Georgia State University.  He is a member of ULI, NAIOP and has served on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Group of Atlanta and the Industrial Advisory Board of Commercial Property World. Mr. Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors for the real estate programs of both Clemson and Georgia State Universities. 
 

 

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.

 

Andrew Boulton – Principal

Andrew Boulton has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $2.5 billion in commercial real estate assets. Mr. Boulton is responsible for all facets of Cardinal’s operations including sourcing, due diligence, acquisitions, asset management, dispositions, and investor relations.

Prior to Cardinal, Mr. Boulton worked for three private investment offices where he focused on acquisitions and asset management in multi- family, student housing and mixed use investments. Mr. Boulton began his real estate career in commercial lending and worked for Marcus and Millichap as a retail / office / industrial broker for four years.

Mr. Boulton graduated with a B.A. from University of California, Davis is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

 

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 $500 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.