Cardinal Group Management Student Properties Ranked Among Top 5 in the Nation

Cardinal Group Management Student Properties Ranked Among Top 5 in the Nation

03/12/2018 10:00

Properties managed by Cardinal Group Management, a Denver-based real estate management firm and one of the top ten student housing managers in the country has scored 3 of the top 5 communities in the country for online reputation.  The No. 1 student housing property for 2017 is SKYGARDEN (Charleston, South Carolina), No. 4  College Place Uptown (Normal, Illinois), and No. 5 The Edge (Lowell, Massachusetts) have all been recognized among the Top 100 Student Housing Properties by Online Reputation for the year 2017.  The Top 100 Student Housing Properties by Online Reputation is an annual ranking developed by J Turner Research as part of its ORA™ Power Ranking based on an extensive online reputation nationwide study across various review sites.

The ORA™ score, based on a scale of 0-100, is an aggregate compilation of a property's ratings across all review sites.  To be eligible for the Top 100 student housing ORA Power Rankings for 2017, a property had to register a minimum ORA score of 76 and have at least 15 online reviews.  For properties with the same ORA scores, the property with the greater number of reviews ranks higher. SKYGARDEN scored 93, College Place Uptown scored 91, and The Edge scored 90. The student housing national average ORA score is 58.51.  Cardinal Group manages four of the top 100 properties on the list.

“Our number one, four, and five ranking is a direct result of our team members drive to deliver exceptional customer experiences,” said Alex O’Brien, Cardinal Group’s Chief Operating Officer.  “It’s extremely rewarding to see that our residents recognize and reward us for providing unparalleled service and retention.  At every property, every day, resident service is the Cardinal way.”


Impeccable design meets stunning views to create a luxe student living experience. Located in Downtown Charleston, this premier community is steps from College of Charleston. SKYGARDEN has the most amenities of any student residence in the area and is only steps from downtown, 8 minutes to campus, and moments away from the hotspots.

About College Place Uptown

College Place Uptown puts its student residents at the epicenter of both Illinois State University and Normal, IL. The unbeatable location offers up some amazing amenities including FREE internet, a fitness center, study lounge, community courtyard and much more.

About The Edge

Right off the Merrimack River, The Edge is conveniently located just one mile from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. These individually leased one, two, and four bedroom floor plans feature separate keyed bedrooms, modern stylistic finishes, and gourmet kitchens. 

About Cardinal Group Companies

Cardinal Group is a fully integrated real estate management, investment, construction, and marketing firm focused on multifamily housing throughout the country.  Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices throughout the United States, Cardinal Group is firmly built atop the company's "Cardinal Culture." Since 2007, the company has been operating successful partnerships and is relentlessly focused on creating efficiency and above market performance via their commitment to challenging the status quo of the industry.  To date, Cardinal Group has developed several best-in-class initiatives, which have earned the company national recognition year after year.

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