Meghan Elliott is an entrepreneur, leader, advocate, consultant, business owner, and collaborator in historic building reuse. She is the principal, founder, and CEO of Jillpine, New History, and RevitalizeMN.
In 2011, Meghan founded New History, a Minnesota-based consulting practice that works with clients throughout the Upper Midwest to increase the use of historic buildings and sites.
When the Minnesota state historic tax credit was under threat of sunset in 2020, Meghan co-founded RevitalizeMN to advocate for the tax credit's extension and to bring awareness to the important role of building reuse for economic development, sustainability, housing, and heritage.
Most recently, Meghan founded Jillpine - a real estate development company for high-potential historic properties.
My core convictions
Historic building redevelopment requires both a depth of specialized expertise as well as a wide breadth of general knowledge: it takes a team.
Material preservation as we practice today overlooks many people and communities. It is time for historic preservation as a field to embrace new tools and new, additional stories.
Use is the best form of preservation.