Marty McCarthy

Marty McCarthy

Plymouth, MN, US



I currently work for the City of St. Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development as a project manager overseeing residential renovation projects funded by the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  In 2012 I managed the renovation of 40 single family homes to be sold as affordable housing.  All of these homes will achieve Enterprise Green Communities Certification, a program that evolved out of the USGBC LEED for Homes program.  I also manage economic development, real estate and capital project opportunities and provide technical assistance to commercial, industrial, or residential developers.  I perform analysis of development projects, make recommendations to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority regarding the funding for private development projects and negotiate redevelopment agreements including terms of financial incentives. 

In 2009 I created a consulting firm called developGREEN.  I provided consulting services to real estate developers and small business to assist with the identification of funds or financial incentives for their projects.  I have identified over $1 Million in public and private incentives for my clients since September of 2009. 

While employed with the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development I managed over $30 million in economic development projects as well as monitored planning policy and legislation through the city council process.  I successfully managed redevelopment agreements for projects with TIF incentives and established the Harrison/Central TIF district.  While in these positions I developed working relationships with key stakeholders in the community including elected officials.


City of Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development, Saint Paul, MN, US, Senior Project Manager

Managed the redevelopment of 40 single family homes with a budget of $6 million from September 2012-2013.
• Underwrite proposed development projects, including rental housing.
• Monitor activities of ongoing development projects by reviewing financial documents including construction draw requests of public funds.

May 2010 - current

DevelopGreen, Plymouth, MN, US, Owner

• Provid owner’s representative services for the expansion and/or renovation of small businesses.
• dentify government subsidies for new construction or building improvement projects.
• Work with clients to created project cash flow proformas for presentations to lenders.

Aug 2009 - current

Madison Construction, Orland Park, IL, US, Business Development/Developer Support

Business Development/Marketing
• Maintained a database to track potential projects and monitor the status of submitted bids.
• Identified potential clients and market the services of the company.
• Created and maintain the marketing material and webpage for Madison Construction.
Development Support Services
• Identified public and private incentives available for construction projects.
• Assisted clients who wish to acquire Tax Increment Financing funds, negotiate the sale of City-owned land, or assist with the intricate workings of government.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager

Managed the economic development projects from inception to completion.
• Allocated a menu of funding sources, including Tax Increment Financing and New Market Tax Credits, to support projects such as industrial company expansion, infrastructure, streetscape improvements, and environmental remediation.
• Developed and implemented long range plans to guide future residential, commercial and industrial development projects.
• Represented the Department at various public meetings and hearings to present and discuss planning and development projects, policies, regulations, and procedures.

May 2001 - Aug 2008


Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Major: Sociology, Minor: Political Science

Urban Sociology with a focus on urban development including gentrification. I studied under a professor who was getting his Doctorate in Economics from University of Chicago. He encoraged me to review his papers on topics like how to idenfity locations of future gentrification by identifying locations where "hipsters" where moving. His thesis suggested "hipsters" were the first step into gentrification.

Jan 2014 - current

University of Saint Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, US, Masters, Masters of Science in Real Estate

Argus DCF Certification – University of Saint Thomas – In Progress

Real Estate Decision Making
Real Estate Information Technology
Urban Land Economics
Market Analysis and Feasibility Studies
Commercial Real Estate Valuation
Investment Property Analysis
Real Estate Development
Statistical Methods for Decision Making
Legal Issues in Real Estate
Business Ethics

Anticipated Electives:
Financial Accounting
Financial Managment

Feb 2013 - current

Areas of Specialization