Annual Real Estate Dinner


Lindner Dean Marianne Lewis, PhD (front row, second from left) and Distinguished Real Estate Service Award honoree Laura Brunner (front row, third from left) with real estate student honorees and volunteers at a UC Real Estate Center Annual Awards Dinner.

The UC Real Estate Center's Annual Dinner highlights the accomplishments of the center, the real estate program, its supporters, Lindner faculty and staff and distinguished students and alumni.

Save the Date: 2024 Annual Dinner

Wednesday, June 12th
Cincinnati Music Hall

Dinner Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsor $5,000


  • One banquet table with preferential seating (10 seats)
  • Twenty complimentary drink tickets
  • Prominent display of your company logo on all marketing materials (banquet ads, event programs, sponsor boards, invitation)

Tax deductible portion is $4,480.

Bearcat Sponsor $2,500


  • Half banquet table with preferential seating (5 seats)
  • Ten complimentary drink tickets
  • Prominent display of your company logo on all marketing materials (banquet ads, event programs, sponsor boards, invitation)

Tax deductible portion is $2,240

Individual Sponsor $1,250


  • Two tickets to dinner
  • Four complimentary drink tickets
  • Prominent display of your company logo on all marketing materials (banquet ads, event programs, sponsor boards, invitation)

Tax deductible portion is $1,146

Thanks our 2023 Annual Dinner Sponsors

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Eagle Realty Group

Headshot of Al Neyer

Al Neyer

Headshot of First Financial Bank

First Financial Bank

Headshot of Huseman Group

Huseman Group

Headshot of Mobile Infrastructure

Mobile Infrastructure

Headshot of STNL Development

STNL Development

Headshot of Strauss Troy

Strauss Troy

Headshot of Taft Law

Taft Law

Headshot of Anchor Properties

Anchor Properties

Headshot of Cincinnati Commercial Contracting

Cincinnati Commercial Contracting

Headshot of Cincinnati Development Fund

Cincinnati Development Fund

Headshot of Civil & Environmental Consultants LLC

Civil & Environmental Consultants LLC

Headshot of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Headshot of FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Headshot of Griffin, Fletcher & Herndon LLP

Griffin, Fletcher & Herndon LLP

Headshot of Keating, Muething & Klekamp

Keating, Muething & Klekamp

Headshot of Marcus & Millichap Andrews Dickman Group

Marcus & Millichap Andrews Dickman Group

Headshot of Model Group

Model Group

Headshot of PLK Communities

PLK Communities

Headshot of Republic Bank

Republic Bank

Headshot of Thompson Hine

Thompson Hine

Headshot of Urban Sites

Urban Sites

Headshot of Viking Partners

Viking Partners

Headshot of 3CDC


Headshot of Duke Energy

Duke Energy

Headshot of Fath Properties

Fath Properties

Headshot of TriVersity Construction

TriVersity Construction

Our Annual Center Supporters

The Real Estate Center is thankful for its generous corporate partners for providing financial support, sharing valuable input and expertise, and acting as global ambassadors for the Center and the real estate program.

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Premier Partner

Headshot of Eagle Realty Group

Eagle Realty Group

Platinum Partner

Headshot of Brandicorp


Gold Partner

Headshot of Hills Properties

Hills Properties

Gold Partner

Headshot of Kroger


Gold Partner

Headshot of Neyer Properties

Neyer Properties

Gold Partner

Headshot of North American Properties

North American Properties

Gold Partner

Headshot of Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Gold Partner

Headshot of Truist Bank

Truist Bank

Gold Partner

Headshot of Mario San Marco

Mario San Marco

BEARE Chairman, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Western & Southern Financial Group

Headshot of Scott Arentsen

Scott Arentsen

Chief Financial Officer, Towne Properties

Headshot of Doug Armbruster

Doug Armbruster

Senior Vice President, Core 5 Industrial Partners

Headshot of Brian Banke

Brian Banke

Senior Director, Global Real Estate, Procter & Gamble

Headshot of Traci Boeing

Traci Boeing

Senior Vice President & Team Lead Commerical Real Estate, Wesbanco

Headshot of Michael Brandy

Michael Brandy

President, Brandicorp

Headshot of Chad Burke

Chad Burke

Principal, GBBN

Headshot of Mark Caesar

Mark Caesar

CRE Regional Manager, Truist Bank

Headshot of Mark Cinquina

Mark Cinquina

Executive Vice President, Regional Manager, PNC Financial Services

Headshot of Craig Coffman

Craig Coffman

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Uptown Rental Properties

Headshot of Scott Csendes

Scott Csendes

Vice President, Director of Civic & Public Safety Group, KZF Design

Headshot of Michael Dooley

Michael Dooley

Principal | Civil Engineer Senior Project Manager, Bayer Becker

Headshot of Karl Dostal

Karl Dostal

CPA, CFP Cincinnati Market Leader, Partner, MCM CPA’s and Advisors

Headshot of Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle

Finance Vice President, Messer Construction Co.

Headshot of Jeff Eichhorn

Jeff Eichhorn

Executive Vice President, Schueler Group

Headshot of Bryant Fox

Bryant Fox

Cincinnati Market President, Park National Bank

Headshot of Gregg Fusaro

Gregg Fusaro

Partner, CIG Communities

Headshot of Eric Gardner

Eric Gardner

President, Gardner Street Commercial Real Estate Group

Headshot of Jason Gibson

Jason Gibson

Principal, Anchor Associates

Headshot of John Greiwe

John Greiwe

Director of Business Development, Cintech Construction

Headshot of Louis Guttman

Louis Guttman

CEO, Hills Properties

Headshot of Michael Heekin

Michael Heekin

Development Coordinator, Hunt Builders Corporation

Headshot of Adam Hemmer

Adam Hemmer

Vice President of Real Estate and Development, Paul Hemmer Company

Headshot of Steven Hermiller

Steven Hermiller

Principal/Vice President, PE, CDP, CEcD, The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.

Headshot of Paul Richard Herndon

Paul Richard Herndon

Attorney, Griffin Fletcher & Herndon LLP

Headshot of Nick Hodge

Nick Hodge

CEO & Principal, Essential Growth Properties

Headshot of Donald Huffner

Donald Huffner

CEO, James Campbell Company

Headshot of Noah Juran

Noah Juran

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital, LLC

Headshot of Chip Kupferberg

Chip Kupferberg

Principal, BlueMark Capital, LLC

Headshot of Daniel Lessing

Daniel Lessing

LEED AP, CEM; Client Leader, BDHP Architecture

Headshot of Joe Lockett

Joe Lockett

Director, Real Estate & Facilities, altafiber

Headshot of Bob Luebbe

Bob Luebbe

Senior Vice President & Regional Sales Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Headshot of Sean McGrory

Sean McGrory

CPA, Clark Schaefer Hackett

Headshot of Elizabeth Mangan

Elizabeth Mangan

Chief Executive Officer, Miller Valentine Group

Headshot of Erin Mignano

Erin Mignano

Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction Company

Headshot of Ken Moczulski

Ken Moczulski

CEO, M-M Properties​

Headshot of Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore

Co-Founder and CEO, Last Mile Investments

Headshot of Shenan Murphy

Shenan Murphy

CEO, Principal, Cincinnati, Cleveland & Dayton, Colliers International

Headshot of Abigail Murray

Abigail Murray

Director of Construction, Viking Partners

Headshot of Rusty Myers

Rusty Myers

Executive Vice President, JLL

Headshot of Kyle Neumann

Kyle Neumann

Senior Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise

Headshot of Dan Neyer

Dan Neyer

President/CEO, Neyer Properties

Headshot of Greg Olson

Greg Olson

CEO, Urban Sites

Headshot of Ken Oswald

Ken Oswald

CEO, Oswald Company

Headshot of Kelly Postlewaite, CPA

Kelly Postlewaite, CPA

Partner, FORVIS

Headshot of Tom Powers

Tom Powers

Executive Managing Director, Cincinnati, Cushman & Wakefield

Headshot of Ryan Reardon

Ryan Reardon

Vice President, Real Estate Development, Al. Neyer

Headshot of Lee Robinson

Lee Robinson

Broker/Owner, Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty

Headshot of Joshua Rothstein

Joshua Rothstein

Vice President, Sales & Leasing, OnSite Retail Group

Headshot of Jeffrey Sackenheim

Jeffrey Sackenheim

Vice President, Architecture, SHP Architects

Headshot of Jeanne Schroer

Jeanne Schroer

President/CEO, Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky

Headshot of Kevin Schutte

Kevin Schutte

Managing Director, Cincinnati/Dayton, CBRE

Headshot of Paul Silva

Paul Silva

President, Eagle Realty Group

Headshot of Martha Skelton

Martha Skelton

Senior Vice President Regional Manager Commercial Real Estate, Huntington National Bank

Headshot of Christina Sprecher

Christina Sprecher

Member, Chair of Real Estate Practice Group, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Headshot of Mike Spurlock

Mike Spurlock

Director Commercial Mortgage Loans, Ameritas Investment Partners

Headshot of Richard Sterling

Richard Sterling

Managing Director, Investment Real Estate, First Financial Bank

Headshot of Dan Sutton

Dan Sutton

President/CEO, Kemba Credit Union

Headshot of Lindsey Taylor

Lindsey Taylor

Senior Director, Head of Asset Management and Alternative Profit, Kroger

Headshot of Daniel Utt

Daniel Utt

Partner & Real Estate Practice Group Leader, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law)

Headshot of Pamela Weber

Pamela Weber

Senior Vice President, PNC Real Estate Banking

Headshot of Mark Wilhoite

Mark Wilhoite

Executive Vice President, ComptonAddy

Headshot of Kristin Woeste

Kristin Woeste

Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Distinguished Real Estate Service Award 

Each year, the Greater Cincinnati Real Estate community looks to its peers in the industry to bestow the University of Cincinnati Distinguished Real Estate Service Award. The community responds by selecting a professional who best exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit and concern for their community.

Laura Brunner is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port), an economic development agency based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more than a decade, Laura has led The Port with her impassioned efforts to fix broken real estate in order to reduce wealth disparities, increase homeownership and grow manufacturing jobs.

Throughout her career, Brunner has consistently challenged the status quo and leaned into risk. When at developer Al. Neyer, the opportunity arose to transform the Vernon Manor into offices. Laura saw an opportunity for minority investors to own a majority interest in the project. She was successful in making that a reality, and now over 700 employees of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital work in the redeveloped hotel.

Brunner gained national recognition in 2022 when she led the unprecedented effort to acquire 194 single-family homes from an out-of-town investor to keep the American dream of home ownership alive for many Cincinnatians. She also blazed new trails in sustainable investing when The Port issued $11 million in social impact bonds for the creation of advanced manufacturing jobs.

As a quasi-governmental public agency, The Port is uniquely able to issue debt and invest in real estate, and Laura acts decisively in leveraging these tools to maximize The Port’s impact while tackling the most complex challenges in Hamilton County.

Laura earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, spent 25 years in public accounting and management consulting, and more than a decade in the commercial real estate industry. She is the recipient of dozens of awards, including Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year and the NAACP President’s Award. She has also served on many arts and social services boards, including as President of the Cincinnati Ballet and the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Previous Annual Dinners

On June 14, 2023, 620 guests visited Music Hall in downtown Cincinnati to highlight the accomplishments of the center, the real estate program, its supporters, Carl H. Lindner College of Business faculty and staff and distinguished students and alumni.

The evening’s highlights included:

  • A celebration of 2022-23 academic year scholarship recipients
  • Recognition of the Board of Executive Advisors in Real Estate Scholars
  • The introduction of Gary Painter, PhD, as the new academic director of the real estate program
  • Recognition of Laura Brunner, president and CEO of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, as the recipient of the Distinguished Real Estate Service Award.

Following a two-year absenced due to COVID-19, the center marked the joyous return of its annual awards dinner on June 1, 2022, attracting 550 commercial real estate professionals to the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati to celebrate the accomplishments of the center, program, faculty, staff and distinguished students and alumni.

Rusty Myers, BBA ’82, was recognized as the Distinguished Service Award recipient. Myers is a longtime volunteer and servant leader for UC. The fourth-generation Bearcat is a past president of the UC Alumni Association, Real Estate Advisory Counsel and Real Estate Roundtable.

Furthermore, 18 students received a combined total of $40,000 in UC scholarship awards. Additionally, four of these students received additional external scholarships from Ohio Realtors and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors valued at another $7,000.