Kevin Cardinal, Director of Land Development

Atlanta-based Blue River Development, LLC is pleased to add Kevin Cardinal as Director of Land Development to its growing team.

“Kevin’s depth of experience in land development and engineering is a huge asset to Blue River Development,” Managing Principal Brad Cooper said. “We are excited to add him to our team as he will be instrumental in bringing projects from dirt to completed lots.”

A registered landscape architect with 30 years of experience in the industry, Cardinal’s background includes an impressive array of local and national companies, including HGOR, Tunnell, Spangler and Walsh, Falling Water, DR Horton, Drapac Capital Partners, Century Communities, Goodall Homes, and ResiBuilt to name a few. Additionally, as a professional, he has consulted for Pulte Group, Rocklyn Homes and Meritage Homes.

At Blue River Development, he will work on design, engineering, and land development, including securing LDPs, permits and managing projects from conception to the final plat and turnover to builder.

Cardinal’s vast array of expertise includes mixed-use, residential, office commercial retail, and resort projects, construction plans, stream/wetland delineations, Army Corps Nationwide and Individual permits, value engineering, and site construction management.

He has collaborated on such notable projects as the Mall of Georgia, Kennesaw State University quad, The Manor Golf & Country Club, various Olympic venues, Village of Baytowne Wharf and other resort communities in Florida and Costa Rico as well as many multifamily apartments and mixed-use properties for Sembler Company, Wood Partners, Lincoln Group, NorSouth and the Affordable Housing Partnership.

Cardinal holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an MBA from Norwich University. He resides in Marietta. In his free time, he enjoys hang gliding, writing, golfing, fly fishing and instruction.

The Blue River Development team has over 20 years of experience developing and acquiring nearly $2 billion in residential, multifamily and retail projects. The firm’s achievements are driven by its ability to provide and catalog the most up-to-date market intel, the ability to execute on that data and its accountability to clients and investors.

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Listen to Bobby and Brad Cooper on a recent edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Build to Rent Partnerships, Rising Interest Rates. Tune into Brad and Michael Cooper on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio for A Top Gun Development Approach and discover how Michael’s experience at the Top Gun Navel Airstriek Warfare Center gave him valuable insight into the importance of creating effective systems.

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