Philip Denning

Executive Vice President

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Philip Denning serves as Executive Vice President for The Port. He leads the Neighborhood Revitalization team, including housing development across a spectrum of affordability, the development of business districts to include community entrepreneurs, as well as the work of the Landbank across the county to bring vacant, blighted properties back into productive use.

Prior to joining The Port, Philip led the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). In that role, he directed negotiations for nearly $2B of private investment, restructured department operations, and incentivized the creation of thousands of new market-rate and affordable housing units. Before being selected as director of DCED, Philip served as the Major Projects Division Manager, leading incentive negotiations for prominent real estate development projects in the urban core.

Philip is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning (DAAP). He is an active Board Member of the Ohio Land Bank Association. He previously served on the Management Committee of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, as the Chair of The Banks New Community Authority, and as a Board Member of the Cincinnati Development Fund (CDF).

Philip lives in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood with his wife and three children.