Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features The Germania Building's Redevelopment

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Construction has been underway in the historic Germania Building since last summer. Cardinal Capital, Vangard Group, LLC and Endeavor Corp. partnered to redevelop this historic downtown building. Germania has been a Milwaukee landmark since it opened in 1896. It has been on the Historic Preservation list since 1983. Its renovation has brought this historic gem back to life as a mixed income, mixed use building in the center of Milwaukee. There are 46 market rate apartments, and 44 tax credit apartments available in addition to vibrant, first floor commercial and office space.

The renovation of this historic gem has captured the attention of many including Tom Daykin at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Daykin interviewed project partners and shares information on the project and its renovation in his June 2017 article Historic Germania Building brings market-rate, affordable apartments to downtown Milwaukee

2017 Salute Award Recipient

We are proud to announce that Cardinal Capital, in partnership with Whole Health Clinical Group and the City of West Allis are recipients of the 2017 Salute Public-Private Cooperation Award. The Salute Awards recognize innovative and outstanding performance by governments and school districts in the areas of innovative and data-driven management, intergovernmental cooperation, and private public cooperation.

The Public-Private Cooperation Award is awarded to a partnership between one or more public and private sector entities that worked in partnership to achieve a worthwhile public policy goal. Winners will be recognized at the 25th Annual Salute to Local Government in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 20, 2017. You can view a list of all winners here:

Proposed Port Washington Development Plans Approved


In March 2017 the plan commission approved the plans for a development located in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The proposed 69-unit market rate housing development will offer a mix of one and two bedrooms. What makes this development unique is that 12 to 14 of the units will provide amenities and residential support services for autistic persons. This project is a collaboration between Cardinal Capital and Milwaukee Center for Independence. For more information and to learn how you can support this project contact Benjamin Holt at

Related Article: Port Approves Plans for Apartment Building

Zoning Committee Approves Clarke Square Apartments

On January 31, 2017, the Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee approved the Clarke Square Apartments proposal by Cardinal Capital and Journey House, Inc.  The proposed Milwaukee southside development would feature two, three-story buildings, a combined 40 units to include housing for youth who have turned 18 and have “aged out” of the foster care system.

Read more details about the development in the following Journal Sentinel article: Zoning Committee Approves Foster Care Apartments

2016 Leadership Award

Cardinal Capital is proud to have been the Medal of Honor sponsor at the Center for Veterans Issues (CVI) Veterans Ball on November 11, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center District in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are glad to have supported an event benefiting the men and women of our armed services and their families who find themselves in need upon returning to civilian life. Even more so, we are honored to have been presented with the 2016 Leadership Award recognizing our outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to serve the men and women of the armed services and their families.

We have partnered with CVI on the development of Thomas H. Wynn, Sr. Memorial Veterans Manor Apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Major General Jacob Brown Veterans Manor Apartments in Green Bay, Wisconsin, supportive projects providing affordable housing to 102 veterans.