The Cincinnati Real Estate Roundup: ACI, BOMA, CREW, NAIOP, SMPS, UC, ULI

The Cincinnati Real Estate Roundup

Welcome to The Cincinnati Real Estate Roundup!

Here’s your one-stop shop for meetings regarding the commercial real estate industry in Greater Cincinnati.

These seven organizations represented are only the start; if you have a relevant professional association, please forward your meeting information, top officials, speakerscontact information and whatnot to

The first edition of The Cincinnati Real Estate Roundup in December 2010 covers upcoming meetings for:

– ACI (Allied Construction Industries);

– BOMA (Greater Cincinnati Building Owners and Managers Association);

– CREW GC (Commercial Real Estate Women of Greater Cincinnati);

– NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties);

– SMPS (Society of Marketing Professional Services);

– UC Real Estate Roundtable; and

– ULI (Urban Land Institute).


ACI HQ in Lockland - site of Economic Forecast meeting on Dec. 7.

ACI (Allied Construction Industries):

ACI –  your primary resource for commercial construction in Greater Cincinnati – is hosting its 2011 Economic Forecast for Commercial Construction on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 7:30-10 a.m. at its Lockland headquarters, 3 Kovach Drive, Cincinnati 45215.

Featured speakers are Mr. Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist for AGC of America, and LaVaughn M. Henry, vice president and senior regional officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch.

Cost of event: $25 members, $50 non-members.

Online registration:


Top Official: President Ken Fender, Baker Concrete Construction Co.(513) 539-4000.

Contact: Tammy Kerr – (513)

The mission of ACI is to advance member contractors of the construction industry in the Greater Cincinnati region through advocacy, service and networking.

ACI was formed in 1929 when 450 reps of the Greater Cincinnati construction industry dissolved their trade group, Associated Building Industries, and formed ACI. Members are subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, material suppliers and service providers to the construction industry.

ACI is a non-profit trade association comprised of about 700 member companies who employ more than 30,000 throughout the Tri-State.

Members may be either union or open-shop companies engaged in commercialindustrial and public constructionACI serves as an umbrella organization for 12 partnership associations,including the Cincinnati Division of the Associated General Contractors (ACG) of Ohio.

The Montgomery Inn - The Original, in Montgomery - site of BOMA luncheon on Friday, Dec. 3.

BOMA (Greater Cincinnati Building Owners and Managers Association):

BOMA will be holding its Annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Original Montgomery Inn in Montgomery, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost of event: free with annual membership, $40 for guests.

Online registration: N/A – contact Executive Director Stephanie Geiser at by Nov. 29.


Top Official: President Daniel M. Krueger, CPM, RPA, DCT Industrial – (513) 577-7162 –

Contact: Executive Director Stephanie Geiser(513) 621-8382 –

The mission of Greater Cincinnati BOMA is to be recognized as a principal voice through leadership advocacy and education for the commercial real estate industry.

BOMA International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. BOMA’s 17,000+ members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties in North America, and throughout the world.

The mission of BOMA International is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.

Founded in 1907, BOMA International celebrated 100 years of commercial real estate in 2007. Learn more at

McCormick & Schmick's off Fountain Square - CREW GC luncheon on Dec. 7.

CREW GC (Commercial Real Estate Women of Greater Cincinnati:

The CREW Greater Cincinnati Holiday Party and Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7, at McCormick & Schmick’s.

The festivities start with a networking/registration period from 11:15-11:45 a.m., followed by the program from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. A video presentation will be featured, highlighting the year’s activities and thanking sponsors for their involvement.

Cost of event: $30 for members, $20 for student/unemployed members, $50 for non-members.

Online registration (until Dec. 2):


Top Official: President Ellen Mayleben, Paul Hemmer Cos. – (859) 341-8300 –

Contact: Andy Hemmer – (513) 604-5428 –

Annual Membership: $345

Bartini's Premier Martini Lounge - NAIOP Holiday Meeting on Dec. 8.

NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties):

The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Chapter of NAIOPThe Commercial Real Estate Development Association – will hold its 2010 Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Bartini’s in Downtown Cincinnati. The event will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost of event: Free to NAIOP members, $25 for guests of NAIOP members.

Online registration: N/A – Contact Executive Director Deidre Forrester at (513) 235-4883 or


Top Official: President Kevin Smith, First Highland Management and Development Corp., (513) 829-8900 –

Contact: Deidre ForresterChapter Executive Director – (513) 235-4883 –

Annual Membership: $150-820

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of NAIOP recently held its annual Night of the Stars awards gala presentation and dinner. Details and winners can be found at:

NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate, with 18,000 members in North America.

NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy.

SMPS Holiday Party at Maketewah in Bond Hill on Dec. 9.

SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services):

SMPS will be holding its Holiday Program and Fifth Annual SMPS Thresholds Awards Gala on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Maketewah Country Club in Bond Hill, starting with a reception at 4:30 p.m.

The speaker for the event will be Willie F. Carden Jr., Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Park Board. The rest of the event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner, program and awards.

Cost for the event: $75 for members, $95 for non-members, tables of 8 for $550.

Online Registration:


Top Official: President Diana Bauknecht, Burgess & Niple – (513) 579-0042 –

Contact: Sarah Polo, Process Plus – (513) 618-4786 –

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is the premiere resource for education, information and support in marketing professional services for the built and natural environment.

The 7,000+ national members of SMPS are marketing and business development professionals in architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction and specialty consulting firms located throughout the U.S.

The event benefits the Freestore/Foodbank, with additional proceeds going to the SMPS Scholarship Fund. SMPS will be recognizing:

– Client of the Year;

– Flying Pig Award;

– Marketer of the Year;

– Threshold Award.

Kenwood Country Club, site of the UC Real Estate Roundtable breakfast on Dec. 3.

UC Real Estate Roundtable

The December breakfast soiree for the UC Real Estate Roundtable will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Kenwood Country Club.

The Featured Speaker is Mary Ludgin, Managing Director with Heitman Real Estate Investment Management in Chicago.

Cost of event: included in $350 annual Roundtable membership; additional guest $55.

Online registration: Members RSVP to; Non-members may register at:


Top Official: Director of UC Real Estate Center John L. Glascock, PhD – (513) 556-7082 –

Contact: Assistant Director Kate Bridgman(513) 556-7082 –

Annual Membership: $350 includes admission and breakfast to all eight Roundtable programs; Membership does not include annual dinner.

The Department of Finance in UC’s College of Business established a four-year real estate program in 1981 under the guidance of the program’s founder and former director, Dr. Norman G. Miller. Since 1983, the UC Real Estate Roundtable has provided a forum to establish and maintain linkages between the University and the business and real estate communities.

The monthly Roundtable Series features guest speakers who provide their perspectives on issues of broad interest to business and the real estate industry. Roundtable members are made up of more than 200 professionals from virtually every sector of the real estate industry.

The UC Real Estate Center and Program at the University of Cincinnati is constantly evolving to keep pace with a changing world. A Real Estate Major, or Minor, at UC is flexible and broad-based, while emphasizing an entrepreneurial spirit.

The program combines a core curriculum coving the functional areas of business (accounting, economics, finance, information systems, marketing and operations management) with specialized coursework in real estate.

The Pub at Rookwood Mews, site of ULI Cincinnati meeting on Dec. 8.

ULI (Urban Land Institute):

The ULI Cincinnati YLG (Young Leaders Group) will hold its Fall Networking Event on WednesdayDec. 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Rookwood Mews, 2692 Madison Road in Rookwood Pavilion.

Join industry leaders and friends of ULI’s Young Leaders Group for its Second YLG Happy Hour. Network in a relaxed and fun atmosphere; ULI has reserved the patio and appetizers will be provided by YLG event sponsor, Cassidy Turley. Other Happy Hour discounts apply, such as discounts on beer and half-priced appetizers.

Cost of event: Free for members and non-members.

Online registration: Log in/create profile on website –


Top Local Official: President Dave Neyer, President of Al. Neyer Inc. – (513) 271-6400 –

Contact: District Council Coordinator Jill Benavides – (513) 313-0261 –

Annual Membership: $250-$410.

ULI is the only place in Cincinnati to get Real Deal, Emerging Trends and Insider Tours, alongside the area’s best building industry professionals.

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