We are Cardiff (aka CDP)

We Develop Great Retail

Shopping Centers

CDP specializes in developing centers that add local character and bring value to the community

Street Retail

CDP has years of experience and understands the challenges of developing retail in a main-street setting

Single Tenant Retail

CDP has a successful history of developing Single Tenant properties that exceed the expectations of its retailers

Mixed Use

CDP understands how to design a vibrant mixed-use project combining retail with residential or office

Our Company

Founded in 2005, Cardiff Development Partners (CDP) is a fully integrated retail development company based in Westlake Village, California. The firm specializes in the acquisition, development and redevelopment of neighborhood shopping centers, mixed-use projects and single tenant retail properties throughout California. The firm and its principals have been involved in the development of over 20 projects representing more than 2 million square feet of retail properties that are occupied by some of the nation’s most popular retailers including Home Depot, Kohls, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, Urban Outfitters, Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Chase Bank and Starbucks. These relationships are held in high regard and allow CDP to minimize risk in new projects through pre-leasing.


Cardiff Development Partners focuses on creating value for their stakeholders and partners by developing projects that incorporate inspired design, a mix of outstanding retailers, a proven site plan, superior management and quality construction. The firm is dedicated to developing projects that deliver shopping environments that are custom tailored to their unique markets and a source of pride for the communities in which they are located.

Our Expertise

Site Selection/Acquisition

We have in-depth knowledge of the California market, extensive market research and strong broker relationships which allows us to secure the right property for optimal retailer performance.

Due Diligence

We have a comprehensive due diligence checklist and a team with decades of knowledge that enables us to identify problems before it is too late and create an accurate pro forma and schedule.


We strongly believe in community outreach for every project. We handle routine entitlements in-house and have relationships with specialized consultants for more challenging projects.

Construction and Design

We have team members with significant design and construction expertise and a successful long-term track record of completing projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

Yes We Can

Executive Team

The CDP team has significant commercial real estate (CRE) experience and includes strategic partners across all disciplines including experts in development, construction, finance, asset management, feasibility analysis and leasing. The members of the team jointly possess decades of experience and in-depth real estate knowledge.

Tom Davies

Managing Partner

Tom directs site acquisition, leasing and entitlements for
all West Coast projects

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Rick Chancellor


Rick directs sourcing of development opportunities,project design and leasing efforts at Cardiff Development Partners.

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Our Projects


Square Feet Developed

Our Work

We Create Amazing Places

Check Out Our Project Experience

Project NameCityAnchorsGLA
Trinity PlazaOxnardCarl’s Jr.16,300
StarbucksSanta PaulaStarbucks1,800
Family Christian StoresPalmdaleFamily Christian5,500
Chase BankLoma LindaChase Bank4,200
The Shops at College ParkOxnardFresh & Easy19,550
Lancaster Rite AidLancasterRite Aid17,000
Shops at Bear CreekWildomarRite Aid27,000
Antelope SquareMurrietaWalgreens89,000
Terra Vista PromenadeRancho CucamongaHome Depot165,000
Haven CourtRancho CucamongaCVS24,000
Milliken CourtRancho CucamongaShell/Kindercare34,000
Alta Loma SquareRancho CucamongaVons100,000
Orchard Hardware PlazaRancho CucamongaOrchard Supply169,000
Heritage Village CenterFontanaVons110,000
Heritage TriangleFontanaTutor Time/Wells Fargo111,000
Morningside MarketplaceFontanaRalph’s88,000
Summit Heights GatewayOntarioKohls, Marshal260,000
Village at Ontario CenterOntarioKohls109,000
Natomas Town CenterSacramentoSafeway/Rite Aid130,000
Urban OutfittersLos AngelesUrban Outfitters14,000
Tampa & Victory CenterResedaCVS, Ross, Vons184,000
Commons at La VerneLa VerneVons, Ross126,000
Foothill RanchFoothill RanchSport Chalet/PetSmart121,000
Orchards MarketplaceLas VegasAlbertsons97,000
Project under development
Note: Project list includes new ground-up development as well as projects that were renovations or expansions. Some of the projects listed were developed by Davies or Caulk prior to forming Cardiff Development Partners.

Acquisition Criteria

We’re Looking for New Deals

As a privately-held company, Cardiff Development Partners can respond quickly to new acquisition opportunities. The firm prefers fee ownership but will consider a joint venture with the landowner. CDP will also consider fee development opportunities. The company has significant relationships with both debt and equity providers assuring a timely and efficient closing to all transactions.While $2 million to $20 million is the preferred transaction size, we will consider both smaller and larger projects.


Target Area & Property Size
  • California, AZ, NV
  • One half acre to 10 acres


Target Area & Property Size
  • Up and coming or established pedestrian oriented streets or high traffic corners in Urban Markets of Southern California
  • 10,000 sq. ft. of land or buildings


Target Area & Property Size
  • California
  • Up to 10 acres


Target Area & Property Size
  • Urban and Coastal areas in Southern California
  • Minimum 1 acre of land with potential for a strong retail component and a minimum of 50 units of multi-family residential OR 50,000 sq. ft. of creative office.

Our Clients

We Value Our Relationships

Contact Us

Get in Touch with Us

Cardiff Development Partners
2660 Townsgate Road, Suite 800
Westlake Village, CA 91361