Director of Residential Development
In her role as Director of Residential Development, Liz oversees The Port’s multi-faceted community partnerships and initiatives that focus on increasing housing options across a range of price points through rehabilitation and new construction. She is responsible for the planning, construction and marketing of the agency’s successful market-rate and affordable single-family residential construction program that has brought over 75 new homes to eight neighborhoods in the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and is assisting with the expansion of affordable new construction homes to additional Hamilton County neighborhoods through management of Local, State and Federal Grants.
Liz also acts as the asset manager for The Port’s Creating Affordable Real Estate (CARE) Homes Initiative, which is a key part of The Port’s overall strategy to increase access to homeownership, leading the rehab work on vacant homes in the CARE portfolio contributing to the development of the largest affordable housing/homeownership program in Hamilton County. Additionally, Liz oversees the construction team for the Landbank’s Home Repair Program, which provides funding for resident homeowners to make critical repairs.
Liz joined The Port in 2016 from Village Green, where she managed residential operations for both Current and Radius at the Banks, two downtown luxury mixed-use communities. At Village Green, she structured plans and processes that resulted in meeting high project quality standards, construction milestones, and financial objectives leading to repeated recognition for top performance and owner satisfaction.
Liz holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. She has participated in Give Back Cincinnati, Give Back Cincinnati Abroad, and Habitat for Humanity. Liz is a member of WE (Women Excel) Lead Class 12, a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber leadership development program. Additionally, Liz graduated from the Project Management Certificate Program at the Xavier Leadership Center in 2018 and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation. She is currently enrolled in the National Development Council’s Housing Development Finance Professional Certification Program.