Roundtable Program


The Real Estate Center, in conjunction with our Premier Partner, PNC Bank, is proud to present our 40th season of networking, national and international speakers, and access to industry leaders.

UC/ULI Conference - Friday, October 6th
The Impact of Growth & Innovation in Uptown Cincinnati

When people look at the Uptown area of Cincinnati, they tend to view it from one of the many parts that comprise the area; the University of Cincinnati, the hospital systems (UC Medical, Children’s Hospital, Tri-Health, Christ Hospital, and the VA) as well as the surrounding neighborhoods of CUF (Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview), Clifton, Mt. Auburn and Corryville.

Our 2023 UC/ULI Roundtable being held at the UC Digital Futures Building in Uptown, will focus on a “holistic” view of the area with our panelists discussing demographic trends, development projects of note and the trajectory for Uptown moving forward.  

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Roundtable Series

In 1983, the UC Real Estate Roundtable Series 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 a wide variety of 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 relevant to the real estate industry and leading professionals.
  • Expose real estate professionals to industry research conducted at UC and elsewhere.

The Roundtable Series is comprised of eight in-person events during our programming season of October to May. Registration is required for each event. Admission is free for UC faculty and current students.

Monthly Roundtable events typically begin at 7:30 a.m. with check-in, networking and breakfast. Program end time varies dependent on topic and event structure.

Our Roundtable membership is made up of more than 200 industry leaders. As our numbers continue to grow, the roundtables promise to be a rich opportunity for high-quality programming and networking.

2023-24 Program Dates

  • Friday, October 6: The Impact of Growth & Innovation in Uptown Cincinnati (UC/ULI Conference) 
  • Friday, November 3: Roundtable Housing Series Pt 1, Adaptive Reuse
    • Venue: Cooper Creek Event Center
  • Friday, December 1: Roundtable Housing Series Pt 2, Attainable Housing
    • Venue: Cooper Creek Event Center
  • Friday, January 19: Cincinnati's Position of Strength 
    • Venue: Cooper Creek Event Center
  • Friday, February 23 - UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference
    • Venue: TBD
  • Friday, March 15
    • Venue: Cooper Creek Event Center
  • Friday, April 12
    • Venue: Cooper Creek Event Center
  • Friday, May 10
    • Venue TBD

Roundtable Series Membership

Membership to the 2023-24 Roundtable Series includes admission to the annual UC/ULI Conference, the UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference, as well as all other monthly Roundtable events from October to May.

Membership types:

  • $3,500 - Roundtable Supporter 
    • Two tickets to the annual dinner in June
    • One Individual Roundtable Membership*
    • Company name listed on website and marketing materials
  • $495 - Individual Roundtable Membership*
  • $395 - Individual Roundtable Membership, Civic Employee Rate*
  • $295 - Individual Roundtable Membership, Under 30 Member Rate*

**Please note

  • Roundtable Supporters and Members may not send a representative to events in their place.
  • New roundtable memberships are not available after January 1, 2024.
  • $95 Individual event tickets for non-members will be available for purchase 3-4 weeks prior to each Roundtable.

Roundtable Supporters

Thanks to our supporters that help make the Roundtables possible.

  • Basis Companies
  • Cassady Schiller
  • General Electric Credit Union
  • Kiesland Development
  • Matrix Holdings

  • Placemaking in Greater Cincinnati
  • Inflationary Impact on New Housing
  • Future Workplace Strategies
  • An Update on the Cincinnati Convention Center District
  • PNC Economic Outlook with Stu Hoffman & Greg Valliere
  • Real Estate & Blockchain Technology
  • Building the CRE Workforce of the Future with CREW Cincinnati
  • A Conversation on the State of Retail with Daniel Hurwitz, CEO of Raider Hill Advisors

The following is a sampling of prominent industry leaders who have served as guest speakers at past 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
  • Noah Zelkind, Director of Business Development and Expansion Execution; 80 Acres Farms
  • Laura Brunner, CEO, The Port
  • Glenn Rufrano, Chairman of ICSC

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Contact Us

To learn more about Roundtable events, registration, membership or sponsorship, contact Megan Roberts, program manager, UC Real Estate Center.

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Megan Roberts

Program Manager