The Roundup: Rippin’ up March 2011 with ACI, BOMA, CREW, NAIOP, SMPS, UC Real Estate Roundtable and ULI

The Roundup - March 2011

Welcome to the March 2011 Edition of The Roundup!

Here’s your one-stop shop for meetings regarding the Commercial Real Estate industryin Greater Cincinnati.

These seven organizations represent only the start; if you have a relevant professional association, please forward your meeting information, top officials, speakers, contact information …. and what-not …. to

The Roundup for March 2011 covers upcoming meetings and events for:

– ACI (Allied Construction Industries);

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

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

– NAIOP Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties);

– Greater Cincinnati SMPS (Society of Marketing Professional Services);

– UC Real Estate Roundtable; and

– ULI Cincinnati District Council (Urban Land Institute).

Allied Construction Industries:

ACI (Allied Construction Industries):

ACI –  your primary resource for commercial construction in Greater Cincinnati – is hosting a series of workshops throughout the month at its Lockland headquarters, 3 Kovach Drive, Cincinnati 45215.

Workshops for the month of March are scheduled as follows:

March 4: Drug-Free Safety Program – Train the Trainer Workshop

March 4: OSHA 30-Hour Construction March

March 9: OSHA 10-Hour March

March 10: First Aid/CPR/BBP/AED

March 11: LEED: Building Design & Construction Exam Prep Course

March 11: OSHA Challenge Focus Meeting

March 15: Safety Council Meeting

March 16: ACI 2011 Annual Meeting

March 16: Creating a Safety Orientation Program

March 16: Arc Flash/Blast Injury Prevention for Maintenance Operations

March 28: Blueprint Reading – Spring

March 30: Compact Excavator

ACI 2011 Annual Meeting - 3.16.11, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The group is also holding its 2011 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 16, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Cost is $75, $150 for non-members; $700 for a table of 10 members, and $1,500 for a table of non-members.

The guest speaker is David Lapham, former Cincinnati Bengal and current part of the Bengals broadcasting team (PICK IT !!!!).

The ACI 2011 Annual Meeting is scheduled for 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the 16h at the facility, 1 West RiverCenter Boulevard in Covington.

Here’s the online registration link:


Top OfficialPresident Ken FenderBaker Concrete Construction Co. – (513) 539-4000.

ContactTammy Kerr – (513) 221-8020 –

BOMA March Madness Luncheon - March 16, 11:30 a.m.

BOMA Greater Cincinnati (Greater Cincinnati Building Owners and Managers Association):

[Editor’s note: BOMA Greater Cincinnati is a private organization with a selective membership policy. Before attending a BOMA event, or seeking to attend, please contact Stephanie Geiser at or (513) 621-8382.]

BOMA will be holding its March Networking Luncheon on Friday, March 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.

The luncheon will be held in the Netherland Plaza’s Continental Room.

The theme: “March Madness Luncheon.”

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

Membership: $650-$800.

Registration:  Executive Director Stephanie Geiser at or (513) 621-8382.


Top Official: President Jeannie Bechtold, Sawyer Point Building – (513)

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

The mission of BOMA Greater Cincinnati 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. This is accomplished through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.

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

CREW GC March luncheon: Maketewah Country Club on Tuesday, 3.8.11.

CREW Greater Cincinnati (Commercial Real Estate Women of Greater Cincinnati):

CREW Greater Cincinnati will be holding its March luncheon on Tuesday, March 8, at Maketewah Country Club in Bond Hill.

Online registration, open until March 3, is available here:

The topic: The Vernon Manor Hotel (below).

CREW March luncheon topic: The Vernon Manor Hotel

In March 2009, the historic Vernon Manor Hotel in Avondale closed its doors.

A little more than a year later, developer Al. Neyer, Inc. and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center announced an ambitious plan to convert the 177-room hotel into 170,000 square feet of office space for 600 CCHMC employees.

CREW luncheon sponsor: Keating, Muething & Klekamp

Join CREW Greater Cincinnati to learn more about:

– the project itself;

– the financing structure; and

– the challenges of redeveloping an historic building.

March sponsor of CREW: Al. Neyer Inc.

The event is sponsored by Al Neyer Inc. and Keating, Muething & Klekamp.

Panelists include:

– Maura Moran, Associate Vice President of Real Estate, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center;

– Dan Ruh, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Al. Neyer Inc.

The cost is $30 for CREW GC members, $50 for non-members and $20 for Students andUnemployed Members.

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.


Top OfficialPresident Arli EisemanCorporex – (859) 292-5548 –

ContactAndy Hemmer – (513) 604-5428 –

Membership: $345.

NAIOP Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties):

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of NAIOP – The Commercial Real Estate Development Association – has not yet scheduled any meetings or events for March.

Contact: Executive Director Deidre Forrester at (513) 235-4883 or


Top Official: President Vanessa Wong, PNC Bank, (513) 651-8871 –

Annual Membership: $150-820

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/Sanford Lunch 'n Learn at Turner this Thursday

Greater Cincinnati SMPS  (Society for Marketing Professional Services):

Greater Cincinnati SMPS will be holding two events this month:

Russ Sanford

– a Lunch-N-Learn this Thursday, March 3, featuring Russ Sanford of SR Strategy & Coaching at the Turner Construction offices in Downtown Cincinnati;

– a regular monthly luncheon on Thursday, March 17, featuring Roto-Rooter CEO Rick Arquilla at the original Montgomery Inn restaurant in Montgomery.

The topic for this Thursday with Mr. Sanford:  “Developing a Sustainable Culture of Business Development.”

Mr. Sanford will be speaking from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Turner, 250 West Court Street, Suite 300W.

The cost is $10 for SMPS members, and $15 for non-members.

SMPS Monthly Luncheon for March: 3.17 at original Montgomery Inn.

The Topic for the March 17 SMPS luncheon with Mr. Arquilla:  “Lessons in Leadership.” He recently appeared on the hit CBS television program, “Undercover Boss.”

The event begins with registration at 11:15 a.m., then lunch at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at 12 noon and networking at 1 p.m.

The cost is $25 for SMPS Members and first-time Member guests; $45 for non-Members; $60 for walk-ins and $20 for Student/Civic/Unemployed attendees.

The Original Montgomery Inn is located at 9440 Montgomery Road, 45242, in the heart of Olde Montgomery.


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

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

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

The 7,000-plus national Members of SMPS are marketing and business development professionals engaged in architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, construction and specialty consulting firms located throughout the U.S.

Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards - March 1 at The Westin

UC Real Estate Roundtable:

There are two events sponsored by the UC Real Estate Program this month:

tomorrow night, March 1, is the 27th Annual Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards, to be held 6-8:30 p.m. at The Westin in Downtown Cincinnati;

– on March 2, the Entrepreneurship Club will be meeting from 6-8 p.m. in the SAP Conference Room.

For more information about the Entrepreneurship Club, please contact Sherry Hetzer at or (513) 556-7133.

The Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards (CBAA) recognize UC alumni for their commitment to achievement and service. UC’s College of Business Alumni Board of Governors presents the CBAA event, Cincinnati’s longest-standing event recognizing achievement in business and service to the community.

Each year, the College of Business Board of Governors selects outstanding alumni who are making an impact in the Cincinnati community and the global business world. Awards presented include:

Outstanding Business Achievement;

Distinguished Service;

Business Partnership; and

– the Carl H. Lindner Scholarship.

The Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement is given each year to a UC College of Business graduate who best demonstrates outstanding achievement in the field of business as represented by the recipient’s entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to business and community, and achievement of the highest level of success within one’s profession.

This year, the award is being presented to a nationally renowned economic and interest rate forecaster: Stuart G. Hoffman.

Hoffman, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from UC with a Masters of Art in Economics in 1973, and a PhD in Economics in 1975. He now serves as Senior Vice  President and Chief Economist of PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

The CBAA Distinguished Service Award is given on the basis of an individual’s commitment to the College of Business, the University of Cincinnati as a whole, and/or the Cincinnati community. This year the recipients are Bill Keating, Jr. of Cincinnati, partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, and Ellen van der Horst of Blue Ash, president of Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

The Business Partnership Award, formerly known as the Cooperative Education Partnership Award, is given to a company that has provided substantial support to the UC College of Business. Cintas Corporation, the 2011 recipient company, is recognized for its significant, innovative and ongoing investment in sustaining exceptional college programs and providing growth opportunities for business students and graduates.

Finally, the Carl H. Lindner Scholarship will be presented to a UC marketing student who embraces the ideals of the CBAA. This year, Alex Spidare of Hudson, Ohio, will receive the Carl H. Lindner Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and commitment to community involvement.

For more information, contact Nadyne Hayden at or (513) 556-7023.

The 26th Annual Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards program is sold-out.

Membership in the UC Real Estate Roundtable costs $350 and includes admission and breakfast to all eight Roundtable programs, but does not include the annual dinner.

If members cannot attend a program, they may substitute another individual from their firm. Additional guests may attend meetings for $55, or $75-$100 for Continuing Ed programs.


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

ContactAssistant Director Kate Bridgman – (513) 556-7082 –

Annual Membership: $350

ULI Cincinnati District Council (Urban Land Institute):

ULI Cincinnati has not yet scheduled any meetings for March 2011.

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


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.

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