Roundtable Program

Attendees at a Real Estate Center Roundtable event

The Real Estate Center, in conjunction with our Premier Partner, PNC Bank, is proud to present our 38th season of networking, national and international speakers, and access to industry leaders.

Roundtable Series

In 1983, the UC Real Estate Roundtable was created to establish and maintain links between the university and the business and real estate communities. The Roundtable series features guest speakers who present their ideas, thoughts and perspectives on topics that impact the real estate industry. The Roundtable Series strives to:

  • Encourage interaction between real estate professionals and UC students and faculty.
  • Address issues and topics relevant to the real estate industry and leading professionals.
  • Expose real estate professionals to industry research conducted at UC and elsewhere.

Our Roundtable membership is comprised of an average of more than 200 industry leaders each year. As our numbers continue to grow, the roundtable promises to be a rich opportunity for high-quality programming and networking.

Past Roundtable Speakers

The following is a partial listing of prominent industry leaders who have appeared as guest speakers at Roundtable events. 

Gerald D. Hines, founder of Hines
Sam Zell, 
founder and chairman of Equity Group Investments
Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman, Americas, JLL; former pro-football player, Dallas Cowboys
John F. Barrett, Chairman, President and CEO, Western & Southern Financial Group
Tom Williams, 
President/CEO, North American Properties 
Stuart G. Hoffman, Senior VP and Senior Economic Adviser, PNC Financial Services Group
Dan Neyer, President/CEO, Neyer Properties
Jeff Edison, Chairman and CEO, Phillips Edison & Company
Mark Addy, President and CEO, Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT
Ozie Davis, President, Ozie Davis & Associates
C. Kevin Shannahan, CEO of Hines U.S. Midwest and Southeast Regions
Frank Cohen, Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group, Blackstone
Thomas McGee, President and CEO, International Council of Shopping Centers
David LaRue, President and CEO, Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.
Tom Banta, President, Corporex
Spencer Levy, Head of Research, CBRE
Garrick Brown, VP, Retail Intelligence, Cushman & Wakefield
Leonard Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist, Freddie Mac
Yaromir Steiner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Steiner & Associates
Emerick Corsi, President; Forest City Development Corporation
Donald Wood, Chief Executive Officer; Federal Realty Investment Trust; North Bethesda, Maryland
Rob Portman, United States Senator for Ohio


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Roundtable Supporters

Thanks to our supporters that help make the Roundtables possible.

  • Cassady Schiller
  • Cincinnati Commercial Contracting
  • General Electric Credit
  • Kiesland Development
  • Matrix Holdings

Roundtable Series Membership

Membership to the 2021-22 Roundtable Series includes admission to the annual UC/ULI Conference, the UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference, as well as all other Roundtable monthly events, October–May. Membership types include the following:

  • $3500 – Roundtable Supporter 
    Two tickets to the annual dinner (June 1, 2022)
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*
    Company's name listed on website and marketing materials
  • $495 – Roundtable Member
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*
  • $395 – Civic Member Rate
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*
  • $295 – Under 30 Member Rate
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*

* Please note that Roundtable Supporters and Members may not send a representative to events in their place. Individual registrations for non-members will be available 3-4 weeks prior to each event at a cost of $95 per event.

2021-22 Roundtable Events

The 2021-22 season features a series of live events open to the public. Registration is required for each event. Admission is free for UC faculty and students. Monthly Roundtable events begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration, networking, and breakfast. Programs start at 8:00 a.m. 

Upcoming Events, Spring 2022


Friday, February 18, 2022
7:30–9:30 a.m.
UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
with Featured Speakers:
Stuart Hoffman, Senior VP and Chief Economist for The PNC Financial Services and Greg Valliere,  Chief U.S. Policy Strategist, AGF Investments.


Friday, March 25, 2022
7:30–9:00 a.m.
Innovation and Technology: The Future of Vertical Farming
Cooper Creek Event Center
with the team of 80 Acres Farms

Friday, April 22, 2022
7:30–9:00 a.m.
Corporate Ownership of Rental Housing: A New Dynamic
Cooper Creek Event Center

Friday, May 13, 2022
7:30–9:00 a.m.

Retail Outlook
Cooper Creek Event Center

Past Events, 2021-22

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Members Only Reception
TQL Stadium, Pitch View Club
Open to registered Roundtable Series members only. 

Friday, October 8, 2021
7:30–9:30 a.m.
UC/ULI Conference

Bridging the Future
Hyatt Regency downtown
with Featured Speakers:
Ohio Senator Rob Portman and
Mark Policinski, CEO of OKI​ Regional Council of Governments

Friday, November 12, 2021
7:30–9:00 a.m.
Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities
Cooper Creek Event Center
with Featured Speaker:
Dr. Matthew E. Kahn, University of Southern California

Friday, December 10, 2021
7:30–9:00 a.m.
Return to the Office and the Future of Work
Cooper Creek Event Center
Featuring an overview of the office market by Kevin Hughes, Cushman & Wakefield, followed by a panel discussion moderated by UC Real Estate Center Executive Director, Carl Goertemoeller with Keith Cron, Osterman Cron; Randy Freking, Founding Partner, Freking Myers & Reul; Kevin Hughes, Cushman & Wakefield; and Jeff Sackenheim, SHP Architects.

Friday, January 21, 2022
A Virtual presentation
8:00 a.m.
The Cincinnati Crown Bike Trail and Impact on Local Development
A panel discussion with Wym Portman, Gallatin, LLC; Rick Greiwe, Greiwe Development; Bob Slattery, 50 West Brewery; Dave Kubicki, Columbia Township; Dave Kennedy, City Manager, Loveland; and Sean McGrory, Clark Schaeffer Hackett, panel moderator.


Recent News and Upcoming Events

Learn more

To learn more about roundtable events, contact the UC Real Estate Center at realestate@uc.edu or 513-556-5843.