The NRP Group announced the hire of Executive Vice President of Development Christopher O’Neill in Texas, reporting to Principal and President of Development Kenneth W. Outcalt.
The NRP Group continues to expand its footprint in Texas, with a current pipeline of approximately 4,045 market-rate and workforce housing residences underway. In his new role, O’Neill will oversee the expansion of the Texas development pipeline in addition to other western markets like Arizona, Nevada and Colorado, while supervising all aspects of project management for market-rate communities. O’Neill will leverage his more than 20 years of construction and multifamily development experience and leadership to pursue public-private partnerships in high-growth Texas and expansion markets.
O’Neill joins NRP from Hines, a global real estate investment and management services firm. During his tenure at Hines, he served as the first project manager for the Southwest region’s multifamily platform and managed the region’s first multifamily development, Waterwall Place. O’Neill also managed deals in the Southwest region for approximately 10 years and went on to scale the business group and spearhead Hines’ suburban multifamily efforts throughout Texas, Colorado and Arizona. O’Neill managed the development of nearly 8,000 units exceeding $2 billion in value.
A graduate from Texas A&M University, O’Neill received his degree in construction science and received his MBA from the University of Houston.