Transforming real estate into opportunities for employment and housing

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How We Make Real Estate Work

Shuttered manufacturing plants. Vacant business districts. Abandoned homes. The result? Communities struggle with broken real estate. But not for long. With tools, resources, and experience, The Port is pioneering new models of real estate equity, developing new solutions - and contributing to the story of our region's renaissance. For new, job-creating advanced manufacturing. For neighborhood-serving business districts. For a range of affordable housing options.

For everyone in our region.

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The Port Named a “Best Places to Work”

The Port was crowned a “Best Places to Work” finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s annual employee survey to determine which Greater Cincinnati organizations rate the highest in workforce satisfaction. A special THANK YOU to our unrivaled staff and outstanding partners who tirelessly work to transform unproductive real estate into housing and job opportunities! We’re very proud of this recognition!

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Neighborhood revitalization

‘The Rent Eats First’: How Renters And Communities Are Impacted By Today’s Housing Market

On August 2, Port President & CEO Laura Brunner testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs about the impact institutional investors have on neighborhoods.

Headline: Cincinnati Agency Buys Nearly 200 Rental Homes Thwarting Private Investors - Wall Street Journal


In the News - Wall Street Journal: Cincinnati Agency Buys Nearly 200 Rental Homes, Thwarting Private Investors

"A Cincinnati government entity outbid more than a dozen investment firms to buy 194 homes in and around the city, a move meant to keep tenants in their homes and private investors out of their neighborhoods."

Industrial Revitalization

Growing Hamilton County by transforming historic industrial properties back into productive use to attract manufacturing jobs

Learn more about our efforts to revitalize industrial space

Neighborhood Revitalization

Driving broad redevelopment of residential and commercial properties to promote thriving neighborhoods throughout Hamilton County

Learn more about our efforts to revitalize neighborhoods in Hamilton County

Public Finance

Bringing innovative public finance tools to stimulate private sector investment in commercial real estate and redevelopment of complex sites.

Learn more about how our public finance tools are supporting transformational projects

A Brighter Future for Our Region

We believe that real estate should work for everyone, which is why we focus on equitable redevelopment of commercial and residential properties in Hamilton County - from industrial brownfield sites to abandoned housing. Through inclusive practices, we ensure development aligns with community goals. Whether you are a neighborhood advocate, looking for your first storefront, building a transformative development, or seeking a site for a new manufacturing facility, we can work together to solve our region's complex challenges and create long-term prosperity for all.