Katherine O'Neil, Project Manager
Katherine O’Neil excels at supporting community development, engagement and organizing initiatives in the real estate industry through the production and management of over 100 events, sites, meetings and workshops to date.
As Project Manager at The Musicant Group, she has produced such projects as the Wabasha Street Block Party an Open Street event in the heart of Downtown St. Paul that had over 5,000 attendees to promote a more walkable friendly street, downtown protected bike lanes, and to increase economic development in the area; PARK(ing) Day 2014 a community event at nine locations in Southwest Minneapolis where parking spots were converted into public spaces as part of the annual worldwide PARK(ing) Day event; Piazza on the Mall an urban public plaza that has been awarded one of the “most active public space in Downtown Minneapolis” with community engagement initiatives, programs, entertainment and more; The School Yard: Outside McNamara Alumni Center a public plaza at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with events, installations and activities.
Prior to joining The Musicant Group, O’Neil served as an Associate for Urban Land Institute Minnesota (ULI MN) and Eberhardt Advisory, LLC and served as an Event and Volunteer Coordinator for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. O’Neil currently serves on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Design Student and Alumni Board.
O’Neil has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Housing Studies with a Concentration in Community Development and Policy and a Minor in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.
In her free time, she enjoys photography, traveling, yoga, attending a variety of community events, and keeping her creativity flowing with nature walks, art exhibits, and design tours.
Inspiration: Frederick Law Olmsted, Ebenezer Howard, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, President Jimmy Carter, and local Twin Cities designer and community mentors.
Places that have influenced her include: Stockholm, Sweden (especially the Hammerby Sjostad eco-friendly development); Vancouver, British Columbia; her hometown Minneapolis; Sydney, Australia (New South Wales where she did her internship abroad); and Costa Rica (from a Habitat for Humanity build and advocacy mission trip).
Contact Katherine at: firstname.lastname@example.org