As President of Related California Affordable and Chief Operating Officer of Related California, Mr. Cardone leads the company's affordable housing development division and oversees Related California's day to day operations. He oversees an integrated development team that encompasses all aspects of the development process, including acquisition, planning and design, deal structuring, entitlements, public and private financing, construction, and asset management.
For the past 26 years, Mr. Cardone has been responsible for the development of more than 15,000 units of affordable housing throughout California and played a leading role in building the company’s substantial affordable portfolio. He currently oversees a pipeline of more than 3,800 affordable units under construction and in predevelopment.
Prior to joining Related California, Mr. Cardone was a Senior Project Manager for M. David Paul & Associates, a Santa Monica based residential and commercial development company, and a Development Project Manager/Vice President for Calmark Development Corporation, a multifamily housing development company.
Mr. Cardone's technical background includes civil engineering consulting on geotechnical and foundation engineering, environmental and hazardous waste investigation, and overall general civil engineering issues. Mr. Cardone holds a Master in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University.