Timothy M. O'Neil

Founding Partner


Tim has been involved in real estate acquisition, development, and property management since 1980. He is an active investor in both residential and commercial properties throughout the Northeast.



In addition to Monks O’Neil Development, Tim is a partner in the following:

  • Dirigo Management, a property management firm with 90 employees
  • The Eagle Point Companies where he serves on the executive committee and is involved in reviewing the financial structure of potential acquisitions and advising on construction and asset management procedures.
  • The Signal Group, a national consulting firm specializing in affordable housing finance.



Tim’s real estate experience includes the development and financing of properties using a variety of government sources, including HUD, Rural Developer/FmHA and state finance agency programs. Among the more than 1,700 units of Section 8 housing he has developed or acquired are some of the first properties "preserved" under the Section 8 Program. In addition, he has served as


  • President of Management Resources, Inc. with 60 employees, a third party management firm for Boston Capital overseeing 3000 apartment units located in Me NH VT;
  • Vice President of Housing Resources Corp., one of the most active apartment developers in Northern NE.  of affordable and market rate apartments and high end single family subdivisions
  • Owner of Wishcamper O'Neil Properties, Inc., a commercial development company and housing preservation company serving Maine, NH, VT, RI and PA.

Tim holds a degree from the University of Maine, is a Board Member and a past President of the Maine Real Estate and Economic Development Association, and a founding Board Member of Community Housing of Maine.

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Robert C. S. Monks

Founding Partner


Bob Monks is a prominent real estate developer and entrepreneur, highly regarded for his success in attracting global capital for a wide range of business ventures.  Bob Monks and his partners have developed a sustainable model for success: sharing the risk and the rewards of business ventures in which they have expertise measurably improves the likelihood of favorable results. He and his partners have founded nine real estate companies, a commercial bank and the world's largest proxy services company.


His business and charitable interests include the following:


Real Estate Development

Bob Monks is a founder and active partner in numerous real estate entities including:

  • Monks O’Neil Development
  • Dirigo Management Co.
  • The Eagle Point Companies
  • The Signal Group
  • Northland Enterprises
  • New England Workforce Housing
  • Headwater Capital Management
  • Headwater Retail
  • Spencer Monks Development. 


The market value of the aggregated holdings at any one time exceeds $200,000,000 and more than $750,000,000 in real estate value has been under ownership during the course of the last 20 years. Each partnership pursues highly focused segments of the real estate market including market and subsidized housing, commercial and industrial real estate ownership, property management as well as real estate development across the country.


Founder and former Chairman of the Board, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)

ISS is the world's leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance services. The company serves more than 1,000 institutional and corporate clients worldwide with its core business — analyzing proxies and issuing informed research and objective vote recommendations for more than 28,000 companies across 102 markets worldwide.


Founder and former Chairman, Atlantic Bank, NA

A Maine-based commercial bank, Atlantic Bank, NA was founded by Bob and his partners to serve the southern Maine region. In addition to being the managing partner, Bob served as Chair of the Executive Committee. It was sold to Peoples Heritage Bank having amassed more than $500,000,000 in assets in just three years.


Non-Profit Boards (Past & Present)
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Maine Center for Creativity (Advisory Council)
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine
  • The Sprague Corporation
  • University of Southern Maine School of Business Advisory Council
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • Spurwink Foundation
  • Waynflete School
  • Portland Performing Arts



Robert Monks attended Duke University and earned his BA degree from the University of Southern Maine. He also attended George Mason University's School of Conflict Resolution.

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