BIOGRAPHY: Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill has been a developer of commercial properties for more than 35 years. At a young age he started his career in a senior position with one of Canada's leading shopping center, office tower and hotel developers. After working for Canada's largest commercial development at that time, the Campeau Corporation, Mr. O'Neill started this own firm, which he took public on the London Stock Exchange in 1986. From Sacramento CA, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates he has been responsible for all aspects of different commercial developments.

He has a deep understanding of compliance with diverse building codes and has dealt with many city planners, community groups, lenders and partners. Terry has a keen eye for what makes a raw piece of land "a good project" and he certainly knows how to execute a project schedule and budget to get a quality job done. His ever craving desire to learn has kept him on top of new building technologies and methods.

In recent years he has made use of and deployed different methods of construction allowing for construction schedules to be reduced by as much as 60% in comparison to more traditional and conventional techniques. During the past eight years Terry O'Neill has been consulting for various hotel owners and developers working on hotel projects in Phoenix, Tucson and Scottsdale Arizona, and in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio, Monterey California, and in Hermosillo Mexico.

Hotel projects have included brands such as IHG's Holiday Inn and Suites, Ritz Carlton, Motel 6, Marriott's Fairfield Inn, Courtyard and Residence Inn, Best Western Premier, Embassy Suites, and the former InterContinental Montelucia (now the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia).

In 1995 Mr. O'Neill earned his Master's degree in Business Administration from Queen's University in Canada.