Timothy J. O'Neill, Jr., is a third-generation real estate developer, and has been involved with commercial real estate development, leasing, and management since 1987. During that time he has gained extensive experience in retail development, with particular specialization in the areas of property renovations and big-box redevelopment. Mr. O'Neill founded Vanguard Associates, Inc. in 1991, with an initial focus on tenant representation, buyer representation, and property management. Within a few years, the business focus was expanded to include the purchase and development of commercial real estate throughout Georgia and Florida. Currently, Mr. O'Neill's primary role is on the acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of value-add retail projects; Vanguard Associates, Inc. and subsidiaries have been prolific buyers of former Wal-Mart facilities and other value-add properties, with approximately 50 projects undertaken since 2000. Mr. O'Neill has cultivated strong relationships with a number of America's best retail companies, such as Beall's/Beall's Outlets, Tractor Supply, Big Lots, and Dollar General.
Mr. O'Neill, married with two grown children, is a graduate of Auburn University, and earned an M.B.A. degree (Finance, 1987) from the University of Notre Dame. His hobbies include spending time with his family, fishing, and scouting for potential redevelopment projects.