Colleen Carey

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President, The Cornerstone Group
Minneapolis, MN

Colleen Carey is the president and founder of The Cornerstone Group, a real estate company whose mission is to create great places for people to live, work, and play. Carey brings nearly 30 years of experience in the field of real estate development and finance. She is particularly interested in taking a holistic approach to redevelopment, looking beyond just bricks and mortar to a full range of tools to create strong healthy communities.

The Cornerstone Group focuses on transformative redevelopment projects; they have special expertise in mixed use developments and affordable housing and a strong emphasis on sustainable design.

Carey’s current endeavors include the redevelopment of the Lyndale Garden Center in Richfield, Minnesota into a new town center for the first ring suburb of Richfield and redevelopment of a blighted industrial area at the Prospect Park Station into a vibrant new arts and creativity-oriented urban village.

Carey currently serves as a National Trustee for the Urban Land Institute as well as the Chair of ULI’s Minnesota District Council. She also serves on the Transit Oriented Development Product Council. She is a member of the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Advisory Committee and the Corridors of Opportunity Policy Board. In addition, she has served as the President of the Board of the Minnesota Land Trust, The Illusion Theater and Tubman Center as well as numerous other community and professional organizations.