Parkland Communities Welcomes Kevin Cardinal as Director of Entitlements

Kevin Cardinal joins Parkland Communities as the new Director of Entitlements

Parkland Communities Inc., a real estate development and homebuilding firm based in Atlanta, announces the addition of Kevin Cardinal as the new Director of Entitlements. With three decades in landscape architecture and development, Cardinal brings a wealth of experience to the Parkland team.

In his new role, Cardinal leads the community planning processes, managing due diligence for acquisitions, site planning, permitting, and final plat coordination with municipalities and governmental agencies.

“Kevin’s expertise in the realm of real estate development is unparalleled. His comprehensive understanding of the industry and his logical approach to community planning and entitlements make him an invaluable asset to our team. We’re excited to see the positive impact he will have boosting Parkland’s future growth,” said Jim Jacobi, President of Parkland Communities.

Cardinal’s career includes contributions to notable projects, such 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. His vast experience covers multiple sectors, including mixed-use, residential, commercial and resort projects.

Cardinal comments, “I’ve admired Jim’s work for over 28 years. He is, without a doubt, a master of land development, and I’m thrilled to be a part of Parkland Communities. My goal is to leverage my experience to continue the firm’s legacy of creating exceptional, sustainable communities that meet the evolving needs of Atlanta’s residents.”

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. Additionally, as a professional, he has consulted with Blue River Development, The Reservoir Group, Pulte Group, Rocklyn Homes and Meritage Homes.

Cardinal is a registered landscape architect, holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an MBA from Norwich University. A Marietta resident, in his free time, he enjoys hang gliding, writing, golfing, fly fishing and instruction.

His appointment at Parkland Communities signifies a commitment to excellence and innovation in the development of new home communities, further strengthening the firm’s position as an Atlanta real estate market leader.

Alpharetta-based Parkland Communities, Inc. is a privately owned multifaceted real estate development and investment firm specializing in residential properties. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Parkland Communities Inc. uses the latest market data, technology and established relationships to strategically secure new development opportunities in Atlanta’s most desirable locations. The company’s hands-on philosophy has made it a proven leader in the industry, earning a trusted reputation among elected officials, municipal staff, neighborhood associations, bankers and home builders.

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