#Cincinnati @BusinessCourier on Verandas @ The Views: GROUNDBREAKING this Wednesday 7.19.17 in Covington, 10 a.m. with Joshua One, Sibcy Cline

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Paul Zeltwanger left Bryan Bailin right Verandas @ The Views groundbreaking Wednesday July 19 2017 10 am PR by Andy Hemmer f

Press Release – For Immediate Release: PDF Joshua One, Sibcy Cline unveil Verandas @ The Views in CVG – Groundbreaking Wednesday July 19 2017 at 10 am – Press Release PDF

link to Cincinnati Business Courier story

Verandas @ The Views: The Vision

Developer Joshua One, sales agent Sibcy Cline provide valuable high-end inventory in CVG

Groundbreaking next week Wed. 7/19/17 10 a.m., completion expected in 18 months.

Condo homes with single-floor plans start at $815,000, increase to $1 million.

$2 million penthouse condo available on the top floors at Shavano Drive, Grays Peak.

Terrace View Verandas @ The Views groundbreaking Wednesday July 19 2017 10 am PR by Andy Hemmer

[COVINGTON, KY. ~ July 14, 2017] Developer Joshua One and its sales agent, Sibcy Cline Realtors Inc., will slake a high-end housing market thirsty for superior product with a new $15 million condominium complex offering $1 million homes high above the city, with dramatic skyline views of downtown Cincinnati.

A groundbreaking for Verandas @ The Views (www.verandasattheviews.com) is scheduled for 10 a.m. next Wednesday, July 19, for the 18-unit building offering condos between $815,000 and $1 million; a $2 million upper-floor condominium penthouse is also available, says Paul Zeltwanger, managing partner of Joshua One.

There just isn’t enough inventory in the market for this type of high-end, luxury product,” Zeltwanger said.

Verandas @ The Views were designed by WORK Architecture + Design and will be marketed by Doug Schuerman with Sibcy Cline Realtors Inc. (www.sibcycline.com).

JPG Press Release Verandas @ The Views CVG groundbreaking Joshua One Sibcy Cline Wednesday July 19 2017 at 10 am PR by Andy Hemmer

The two-acre project marks the second phase for The Views, located off Dixie Highway, a masterfully-designed townhome and flats community off of Dixie Highway with spectacular downtown Cincinnati skyline views, high above the Covington neighborhood of Lewisburg.

Verandas @ The Views is being built at Shavano Drive and Grays Peak, on the west end of The Views. Looking dead ahead, off a 300-plus-foot terrace, looms Downtown Cincinnati.

Condos will average 2,500 square feet, with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Luxurious kitchen options include quartz or granite countertops, hardwood floors, Kohler faucets, stainless-steel Bosch appliances, a pantry and multiple styles of high-end cabinetry. Residents will enjoy the same amenities as The Views: clubhouse, Infinity edge pool and workout room.

Joshua One is a Covington-based developer creating vibrant communities where residents can truly appreciate life. Joshua One focuses on building long-term relationships, partnering with clients to maximize their investment. For more information about Joshua One, please visit www.joshuaone.com.

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Mr. Paul Zeltwanger, Managing Partner, Joshua One (513) 850-3476



Mr. Bryan Bailin, Lead Project Manager, Joshua One (513) 620-6277


Mr. Doug Schuerman, Sibcy Cline Realtors Inc. (859) 240-2737



#Cincinnati @BusinessCourier EXCLUSIVE: The $1 Billion #Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow: introducing #Upshift of Cincinnati, starring Elder HS grad Steve Anevski, Alex Pantich and Nikola Jordanovski

Posted in #Upshift with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/10/2017 by @CincinnatiPR


Steve Anevski Upshift in Cincinnati Business Courier PR by Andy Hemmer

Press Release Introducing Upshift The One Billion Dollar Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow – Press Release from Andy Hemmer and Upshift

 link to @BusinessCourier story:



Introducing Upshift of Cincinnati

The $1 Billion Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow

West Side lawyer/MBA, meets Akron/Ohio State tech wiz. Commence commerce.

REVENUE PROJECTION: $1 Billion in annual revenues within first five years.

Upshift: The Cincinnati-based startup connects businesses and workers directly. 

New office openings in Dayton and Columbus; 18 total new markets to open in two years.

[Cincinnati, Ohio ~ July 10, 2017] Upshift CEO Steve Anevski got his start on the West Side of Cincinnati in the family business: bars and restaurants. Like every other restaurant/bar owner, his biggest problem was staffing. From Fridays where he couldn’t find enough people, to Tuesdays when he couldn’t find enough hours for his staff, it was always a balancing act. After many years of dealing with these issues, Anevski committed himself to finding a solution.

When Steve met Alex

Enter Alex Pantich.

Alex, a graduate of Ohio State and native of Akron, Ohio, teamed up with Steve to make Upshift a reality.

Alex’s business partner in Kinetiq Solutions, Nikola Jordanovski, also joined as a founder and the three started the business with a bang: being accepted to The Brandery with just an idea on a napkin.

In October of 2016 the trio officially launched the beta of Upshift and have been going gangbusters ever since.

Upshift simply, and conveniently, connects businesses and Upshifters through a mobile and web application.

Businesses can post shifts at the click of a button and Upshifters can make their own schedule working when, where, and how they want.

The partners have set the stage for a dramatic expansion of Upshift, differentiated from the plethora of noise in the marketplace because the Cincy startup:

  • Actually hires people as W4 workers covered by workers’ compensation insurance and payroll taxes;
  • Is Exclusive, all with all hiring done by algorithm and fewer than 30 percent of applicants accepted;
  • Packs a first-rate investor’s pedigree with credentials from The Brandery;
  • Has posted revenue increase of at least 50 percent monthly  every month in 2017, with this growth rate expected to remain steady.

Employers, not just in the restaurant/hospitality industry where Anevski grew up, but in the logistics, transportation, warehousing and light-industrial genres, are all users of Upshift.

And the independent workforce is born: Upshift will enter 18 U.S. markets within two years; within the last three months it has launched in both Dayton and Columbus.

Upshift is just the first step in a movement towards workers’ independence,” says Anevski.

The company counts an A list of clients: Aero Fulfillment in Mason and Fairfield, Riverbend Music Center in Anderson and Miami Valley Gaming among others.

One of the best things about Upshift is that it allows flexibility for both people and businesses,” says Pantich.

Businesses can post shifts at the click of a button and people can make their own schedules and choose which shifts to take from the convenience of their phones.”

Introducing Upshift The One Billion Dollar Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow - Press Release from Andy Hemmer and Upshift

Upshift Contacts:

Mr. Steve Anevski, Upshift CEO steve@upshift.work cell: (513) 314-2382

Mr. Alex Pantich, Upshift COO alex@upshift.work cell: (330) 814-7561

Alex Pantich, left, and Steve Anevski - Upshift foto TWO - foto credit Andy Hemmer

#Upshift co-founders Alex Pantich, left, and Steve Anevski were featured in The Cincinnati Business Courier – link: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/07/07/exclusive-fast-growing-brandery-grad-expands-to.html

Upshift Press Contact:

Mr. Andy Hemmer andy@andyhemmer.com (513) 604-5428

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#HillsProperties (@HillsProp) in your #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier: Savoy at The Streets of West Chester wins National Excellence Award from National Apartment Association (NAA), announced at 2017 NAA Education Conference and Exposition in Atlanta ~ thx to Tom Demeropolis, Senior Reporter @TomCinciBiz

Posted in Hills Properties with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/06/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release – For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cincinnati Business Courier story: Courier link

National Winner: Savoy brings home Award of Excellence!

The Savoy at The Streets of West Chester, West Chester luxury apartment community from Hills Properties in Blue Ash, brings home national real estate award

Hailed as the fastest lease-up community in the Hills portfolio, Savoy sets a new standard for luxury apartment living. National Apartment Association (NAA) is the ultimate authority in the industry. Second time is a charm: Hills previously won NAA national award for Palmera in 2013.

Savoy from Hills Properties wins National Excellence Award 2017 from National Apartment Association PR by Andy Hemmer

[WEST CHESTER, Ohio ~ July 6, 2017] Lightning has struck twice in the form of ultimate industry plaudits for Blue Ash-based Hills Properties (http://www.hillsproperties.com), developer and owner of Savoy at The Streets of West Chester.


The stunning 272-unit community debuted by Hills two years ago today won one of  “the most coveted awards in the apartment industry” an honor previously bestowed upon Hills, a family business owned and operated by the Guttman family of Cincinnati, now in its third generation. Its Palmera community won the same award in 2013.

The National Apartment Association (http://www.naahq.org) gave Savoy at The Streets of West Chester (http://www.savoywestchester.com) the National Award of Excellence for communities over 150 units and only one to five years old.

The announcement was made at the industry’s largest trade show of the year, the 2017 NAA Education Conference and Exposition in Atlanta.

It is such an honor to be recognized nationally by our peers.  To have this happen twice in four years is the ultimate validation that we are doing things the right way,” said Louis Guttman, managing partner of Hills.

We’ll embrace this excitement across all of our operations at Hills, from our construction team to our leasing and management professionals, our service teams, and executives.”

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is the leading voice for the apartment housing industry with more than 72,000 members representing more than 8.8 million apartment homes throughout the U.S. and Canada.

We congratulate everyone at Hills Properties,” said Todd Usher, spokesperson for Arlington, Va.-based NAA.

The link to a #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier story on Savoy is here.

Savoy is a chic, exquisitely designed community set on 12 acres of land in the hottest market in Greater Cincinnati, the Union Centre sector of West Chester, located within walking distance of a vibrant restaurant and entertainment district.

Offering 1- and 2-bedroom homes, some with bonus rooms for flex space, Savoy offers the penultimate in luxury-apartment life.

Residents enjoy dynamite amenities such as a magnificent two-story clubhouse with cyber cafe, multiple resident lounging areas, fitness center, salt-water pool, tennis and bocce courts and a putting green.

The seven-building community features elevator buildings and covered central garage parking.

The apartments themselves have quartz counters, stainless appliances, crown molding, Java-stained cabinetry and glass-tile backsplash and much more.

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Hills Contact:

Mr. Louis Guttman

Managing Partner, Hills Properties Inc.

(513) 984-0300 louisg@hillsinc.com


Andy Hemmer

(513) 604-5428 andy@andyhemmer.com

@HuffRealty in your #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier: here’s the #Press #Release

Posted in Huff Realty with tags , , , , , on 06/19/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

Jon Reischel
jon@color-nine.com, 513.237.7758

Link to @BusinessCourier story: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/06/15/exclusive-one-of-cincinnati-s-largest-residential.html

HUFF looking to add 125+ sales agents over next 5 years

‘Teaching Relentlessly, Serving Passionately’

Local Berkshire Hathaway affiliate grows to 450 agents by taking care of its own

Long the real estate king of Northern Kentucky, HUFF continues growth across southwestern Ohio. Renewed Anderson Twp. lease coincides with 20-year presence in Ohio market.

FORT MITCHELL, KY – June 15, 2017 — Local Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HUFF Realty is looking to expand in Greater Cincinnati with at least another 125+ agents over the next five years, in the same fashion as its corporate parent and the international icon behind it, billionaire Warren Buffett: “Slow and steady, acquire and keep.”

Instead of company-by-company, as they do in Omaha, our growth strategy here locally is agent-by-agent, and agent team-by-agent team,” adds DeVries, who runs three other Berkshire Hathaway real estate brands besides Huff (www.huff.com) through the HomeServices of America Inc. family.

Based on Beechwood Road and now deploying 450 sales agents in the Tri-State, the growth equates to an average 5 percent annual growth in agents, factoring in boom and bust factors. Recruitment at HUFF is a deliberate practice integrating a system of core values that culminates with a highly-motivated sales professional benefitting from a superior training system.

And, for DeVries and the HUFF leadership team, it’s more about quality than quantity.

I’m not overly interested in the individual being the number one salesperson in the region. I am interested in someone who recognizes the value of this operation, somebody who brings just as much as they take, who would be a great cheerleader, and encourage their fellow agents and staff,” said DeVries.

If they grow to be the number one salesperson in the region, that’s great. But we are more interested in the integrity and character of the individual, and their desire to be successful – their desire to serve the customer well.”

The five core values espoused by HUFF reflect the company’s commitment to agents by “teaching relentlessly and serving passionately,” and begins with DeVries’ original point emphasizing the firm’s most valued characteristic:

  • Honesty and Integrity: “Too many people sell on sizzle. The honesty and integrity of the person are their most important character traits. Whether male or female, old or young, matters not.”
  • Continual Pursuit of Excellence: “We are constantly trying to get better at everything we do.”
  • Mutual Respect and Caring: “We recognize the importance of working on a team. The Bengals QB is important – but so is his second-string center, and the team trainer.”
  • Family Takes Priority: “We talk long and hard about falling in love with the job. We don’t want our people working seven days a week, 365 days a year. Your loved ones will fall by the wayside.
  • Loyalty In Relationships: “We march together, arm-in-arm. We want people who respect that, who recognize and have mutual respect for the education and the training we provide, and who understand loyalty is a two-way street.”

DeVries is a Florida native and graduate of Centre College in Danville, Ky., who manages more than 1,200 agents at HUFF Realty as well as a triumvirate grid of realty firms in Louisville and Lexington (Rector Hayden REALTORS, Semonin REALTORS and Wakefield Reutlinger REALTORS).

He has worked in real estate for 25 years, and began his career with HomeServices of America Inc., corporate parent of HUFF Realty, in 1999.

Our job is to get the customer from Point A to Point B, as successfully and professionally as possible, with their mind intact, their emotions intact, the correct proceeds from their sale, or the right amount of money they are choosing to invest, while keeping everything as healthy as possible on both ends,” DeVries says.

All brokers essentially play the same role of having their agents under that umbrella of education, protection, guidance and support. When we bring them in, we keep them, by teaching them relentlessly and serving them passionately,” says DeVries.

In an Era of Technology, People Have Never Been As Important

Real estate sales agents have never been more valuable than they are today, despite the plethora of tools, websites, software solutions and television shows who say they aren’t.

As anecdotal evidence, DeVries recalls a late 1990s, company-wide concern for the future of real estate.

There were all these urgent meetings behind closed doors, and it was all about this big, monstrous thing called ‘The Internet,’ which was going to put us all out of business,” DeVries says.

Everybody was horrified about all these websites going up, that we were not going to be relevant or necessary for long, that we needed to have all this figured out with a new model. It was going to annihilate us.

Nothing could have been further from the truth,” DeVries adds.

Back then, about 88 percent of the market used an agent, with about 10 percent FSBO (For Sale By Owners). Today, we know that up to 92-93 percent of the market now uses an agent, and only about six percent are sold by the owner,” said DeVries.

We think that’s because people need us. Contracts that used to be 2-3 pages now take up a binder. There’s never been more complications, never been more fraud, more disclosures, never been more layers to a transaction than there are right now.

“Agents – the right agents – educated, well-trained agents who can make a sometimes-brutal process easier to bear – have never been more essential to the equation than they are today.”

ABOUT HUFF REALTY: Based in Fort Mitchell, Ky., with 450 sales agents deployed at 13 offices throughout Greater Cincinnati, Huff Realty was created by former owner Jim Huff and his wife, Bert Huff, to be the dominant commercial and residential real estate force in Northern Kentucky. HUFF Realty is a one-stop service shop providing products and services for Home Sales, Commercial Real Estate, Mortgages, Insurance, Relocation, Title, Home Warranties, Rentals and Auctions. Offices are in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati (OTR). Fairfield/Hamilton, Florence, Fort Mitchell, Highland Heights, Hyde Park, Lawrenceburg (IN), Mason/Deerfield Township, Montgomery, Union Centre and Western Hills. For more information, please visit www.huff.com or call (859) 341-7400.

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Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty Freakin’ Feet of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Illinois

Posted in so long frank lloyd wright with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/13/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

Five Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Feet of Frank Lloyd Wright - The Illinois

new @Kroger in Downtown Cincinnati: The Site, Court and Walnut at Central Parkway, courtesy 3CDC, North American Properties, and Rookwood Properties

Posted in Rookwood Properties with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 06/06/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

new Kroger Downtown Cincinnati 3CDC North American Properties Rookwood Properties


Lexington @HeraldLeader aka Kentucky.com on Trent Village by @ERSCincy ~ reporter Beth Musgrave @HLCityHall ~ print version

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 06/04/2017 by @CincinnatiPR


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