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Jon from Minneapolis is working to transform Minnesota by ‘Working to transform my industry by sharing expertise and vision’.

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Jon Commers is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in urban development. As the Founder and Managing Principal of Visible City, he is dedicated to equipping clients with digital tools, analysis, and expertise to empower them in making strategic decisions swiftly and effectively. Jon's passion lies in transforming data into valuable insights concerning specific sites, blocks, districts, and larger urban areas, ultimately driving redevelopment and policy objectives in urban settings. His leadership at Visible City involves overseeing the creation and implementation of tailored tools, services, and industry consulting for a diverse range of clients, including firms, public agencies, and nonprofits.

With a knack for project finance and a background as the Principal at Donjek Reinvestment Strategies, a respected redevelopment consultancy, Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. His ability to merge data-driven insights with practical project finance skills makes him a valuable asset in navigating the complex landscape of urban development. Moreover, Jon leverages his expertise as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota, where he imparts his knowledge on public-private sector interaction and partnership through a bespoke urban studies course he created. His commitment to sharing his insights and vision highlights his dedication to fostering collaboration and innovation in the industry.

Based in Minneapolis, Jon Commers is poised to make a significant impact on the industry by uniting stakeholders and driving transformative change. Through Visible City, he is spearheading initiatives that aim to revolutionize how data is utilized to inform decision-making processes, with a focus on achieving redevelopment and policy objectives. Jon's multifaceted role as a developer, consultant, and educator underscores his holistic approach to urban development, where he not only delivers solutions but also nurtures a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing. With his expertise and passion for driving positive change, Jon is well-positioned to lead the industry towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

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Jon's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Jon’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Jon will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

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Jon tends to be methodical but aggressive towards goals with a preference for efficiency.


OVERVIEW:

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What comes naturally to Jon

  • Enjoying argument and debate

  • Working independently to meet a deadline

  • Getting frustrated if someone is late to a meeting


COMMUNICATON:

Jon tends to be intense, assertive, and confident. They are focused on improving results, tending to direct others and share ways to improve. Be direct and logical when addressing them.

When speaking to Jon

  • Expect conversation to move quickly

  • Assert yourself with confidence

  • Be direct when you disagree


MOTIVATION:

Jon loves taking on big projects and setting ambitious goals. They are a direct, decisive leader who prioritizes measurable results and finds thrill in improvement. They thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment that allows him plenty of room for growth and personal achievement.

What motivates Jon

  • Competition & winning

  • Professional growth

  • Leading the group


WORK:

Jon has the tendency to push back on anything they disagree with. They are often focused on achieving goals and maintaining results. Though they can seem intimidating to some people, their respect can be easily earned through direct and honest dialogue.

When working with Jon

  • Expect some healthy competition

  • Expect them to adapt quickly to change

  • Produce measurable results

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Strategies

Project Finance

Analysis

Development

Transforming Data

Digital Tools

Finance

Planning

Research

Project Management

Sustainability

Leadership

Market Research

Data Analytics

Strategies

Project Finance

Analysis

Development

Transforming Data

Digital Tools

Finance

Planning

Research

Project Management

Sustainability

Leadership

Market Research

Data Analytics

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

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Thank youVisible Cityfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Jon extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

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Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

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Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

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Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

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Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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