Darin C. Hall
Executive Vice President
Darin Hall directs all facets of real estate development and neighborhood revitalization for the Port Authority, with an emphasis on restoring value to sites to advance the growth of the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Hall’s comprehensive experience includes a successful track record of community development projects, in addition to more than a decade in the commercial banking industry. He joined the Port Authority in 2012, and in 2015 was promoted to EVP to provide strategic oversight to the quasi-governmental economic development agency and ensure equity, inclusion and fairness permeate the Port Authority’s revitalization work in neighborhoods.
Darin relocated to Cincinnati from Atlanta, where he worked for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies, Inc. He directed revitalization of disadvantaged communities, including reversing substantial disinvestment in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood, through an emphasis on procuring capital and investing in key neighborhood assets. As Deputy Director of Neighborhood Transformation for the Casey Foundation, Darin oversaw day-to-day operations of the Preservation of Pittsburgh initiative, Atlanta’s first large-scale residential revitalization effort based on principles of affordability, energy efficiency, resource conservation and environmental stewardship. He also provided leadership in the advancement of the Atlanta Civic site’s Neighborhood Transformation strategy, working collaboratively with the City’s Department of Housing, the Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as financial institutions, foundations, and community stakeholders to manage the acquisition, land banking, renovation, and development of real estate purchased.
Prior to his work with the Casey Foundation, Darin founded DCH Capital Group to provide investment banking services to businesses and high performing non-profit organizations. Hall also worked in roles as a Senior Merger and Acquisitions Analyst for The Coca-Cola Company, as well as Portfolio Manager. He began his career working in commercial banking for more than 10 years, holding positions with Wells Fargo and Bank of Boston, his last role being a Vice President for the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan in the Atlanta office. In 2017, Darin was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky (LISC); the Cincinnati Development Fund; and the African American Chamber of Commerce; as well the Episcopal Church Foundation of Southwest Ohio. He is a member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society. Darin is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXXVII, and has served on the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Cincinnati Management Committee and the ULI East Central Regional Product Council. He earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Morehouse College and a master’s degree in business administration from Clark Atlanta University.