Andrea Keeney joined The Michaels Organization in 2021 as a Vice President of Development. In her role, she is responsible for oversight of projects from inception through construction completion – underwriting deals and sourcing all project capital. Andrea manages projects throughout the construction, lease-up, and stabilization process, ensuring all public and private funds come in as anticipated and construction loans are paid off in time for conversion. She develops and maintains performance metrics that include pre-development, development and operating budgets, as well as construction cost schedules and project timelines.
Prior to joining Michaels, Andrea was with The Habitat Company for close to a year. At the Habitat Company, she led a multi-phased, transit-oriented development in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. Before her time with The Habitat Company, Andrea was the Director of Development at Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation in Chicago. In her 19 years with Holsten, she personally closed over $200 million in affordable and mixed-use transactions, all with multi-layered financing. Andrea holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. With an interest in historic preservation, Andrea has served on the River Forest Historic Preservation Commission and as an interpreter for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.