Blue Cardinal Capital is a real estate private equity firm focused on unlocking the opportunities and advantages of second and third tier real estate markets in the United States and Canada through our carefully designed and managed portfolio of funds. For investors seeking exposure to real estate, we believe these markets offer the growth that will yield returns higher than the levels of risk represented in our funds while providing diversification, high potential and other features that make for a well-balanced investment portfolio.

Blue Cardinal pursues this mission by:

  • Creating and managing private equity funds for top developers with deep experience in small markets,
  • Realizing opportunities to build real estate value through place-making, programming and content-arranging,
  • Aggregating real estate investments in second and third tier markets that are distributed through a variety of sales channels, both public and private, and
  • Matching investments with investors through insightfulness, market awareness and real estate knowhow.

In short, Blue Cardinal Capital creates financial products with a structured finance approach in order to address real estate development challenges in both the United States and Canada.
Blue Cardinal Capital differentiates itself through (i) a team with expertise across finance, real estate and content development, and community engagement, (ii) an integrated bi-national platform offering unique products and services to the marketplace, and (iii) a narrow focus on the products and trends that are driving today’s real estate market.

Services We Provide

Project Financing

Equity and Mezzanine Facilities

Development Funds

Custom Solutions

Latest News

Nearly 150 new and extended GO train trips to begin Aug. 31

Metrolinx will begin running nearly 150 additional or extended GO train trips weekly throughout the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) on Aug. 31, which represents an eight percent increase in the number of trains in service from a year ago. “We’re delivering on our promise to expand transit in Ontario by offering more service, more...
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WKBW-TV: Niagara Falls is getting a $10 million state grant to help redevelop its downtown area

(WKBW-TV) – Audible gasps could be heard in the ballroom at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, as Governor Cuomo told Niagara Falls city leaders that they’re getting a major state grant to help redevelop their downtown area. “It is my pleasure to announce that you have won in the DRI, first place, $10...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Niagara Falls as $10 Million Western New York Winner of Fourth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today (Aug. 14, 2019) announced that Niagara Falls’ Bridge District will receive $10 million in funding as the Western New York winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first three rounds of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state’s 10 regional economic development...
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The Buffalo News: Blue Cardinal Capital to seek tenants for Main Street buildings in Niagara Falls

Blue Cardinal Capital, the Buffalo development firm that recently bought 38 parcels of real estate on and near Main Street in Niagara Falls, said this week it will soon look for tenants for some of the most intact buildings. The company also hired another Buffalo firm, Preservation Studios, to assist with plans to apply for...
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Preservation Studios to work on Niagara Falls revitalization project

Buffalo-based Preservation Studios, a full-service historic preservation consulting firm serving all of New York State and the Greater Northeast, has been retained by an investment fund operated by Blue Cardinal Capital(BCC), as historic tax credit consultant for the recently-announced renovation and restoration of properties on North Main Street. Preservation Studios will assist BCC in identifying...
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Coordination could spread Toronto prosperity to WNY

Blue Cardinal Capital Managing Partner Bob Richardson wrote this op-ed which was published in The Buffalo News on July 25, 2019. Where I live in Canada, 45 minutes from the Peace Bridge, the population growth in Toronto referenced in a recent Buffalo News article and its effects are evident and sometimes painful. High housing costs,...
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