Services for Homeowner Associations | Cardinal Management Group | PRINCIPALS

With direct access to the company’s principals and their vast collective management experience, Cardinal’s core team artfully combines the expertise of a large firm, with the individualized attention and flexibility of a boutique management shop.

Thomas A. Mazzei


Thomas A. Mazzei

Mr. Mazzei is a founding officer and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Management Group of Companies. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading all aspects of an organization with over 100 employees that does business in four states.

He has been involved in the management of community associations since 1980. Mr. Mazzei has working expertise in all areas of residential and commercial property and financial management in the real estate industry, as well as marketing and construction, having managed assets with combined valuations of hundreds of millions of dollars. In addition to his knowledge of management and real estate related legal matters, Mr. Mazzei specializes in the investigation and resolution of warranty claims for multi-family residential communities. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Virginia and has been qualified as an expert witness concerning various aspects of real property management including risk assessment and best management practices.

Thomas also has a unique background in assessing property in terms of value, curb appeal, landscape management, and overall marketing. Mr. Mazzei is a frequent author and speaker on issues relating to community association management, governance, and operations. He is one of the founding members and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Community Managers.

Education and Affiliations

Bachelor of Arts, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Commonwealth of Virginia
Licensed Realtor, Commonwealth of Virginia
Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®)
Association Management Specialist Designation (AMS®)
Certified Manager of Community Associations Designation (CMCA®)
Community Associations Institute, Member, Author and Speaker
Certified Community Association Manager, (CAM), State of Florida
Founding Member, Virginia Association of Community Managers
Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Community Managers
Member, National and Local Associations of Realtors
Managing Member, Mazzei Construction Group, LLC
President/Broker, Thomas James Real Estate, LLC
Member/Owner, Cardinal Real Estate Services, LLC, State of Florida
Member, Common Interest Community Board, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Commonwealth of Virginia
Qualified Expert Witness – Community & Property Management


Don J. Mazzei CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Don J. Mazzei

Mr. Mazzei has been involved with community management since 1982. He has assisted in the financial management and program development of associations with budgeted funds in excess of four million dollars. Mr. Mazzei is a founding officer and Chief Operating Officer of Cardinal Management Group, Inc.

In addition to his knowledge of community management, Mr. Mazzei has extensive experience and specializes in the areas of maintenance and grounds management, landscaping, preventive maintenance systems, construction management, purchasing and inventory control, reserve analysis, site habilitation and development. Mr. Mazzei currently serves on the advisory committee of Fairfax County's adult education programs for building maintenance certification.

Education and Affiliations
Davis and Elkins College, Elkins
WV - Horticulture, Certified Manager of Community Associations
Community Associations Institute, Building Operating Management
Building and Grounds Maintenance Association
Building Owners and Managers Associations, International Concrete Repair Institute
Professional Grounds Management Society
Fairfax County Advisory Committee on Building Maintenance Certification
Association of Construction Inspectors/Certified Construction Inspector
Association of Home Inspectors/Designated Member