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Executives tout Greater Cincinnati for available sites, buildings and opportunities

Our region is a top 10 emerging U.S. market to watch in 2018, according to top real estate professionals from Colliers International, Corporex and Schueler Group.

“Capital markets are especially hot, with a lot of investors actively looking for viable projects, but the market is top 10 in almost every category” said John Gartner, Brokerage Senior Vice President & Principal for Colliers International. Industrial market statistics for Greater Cincinnati feature a 4.3% vacancy rate and 3.3M square feet currently under construction.

In Boone County, Kentucky, DHL and Amazon Prime global cargo hubs at CVG have spurred nearly $70 million in federal grant money to expand key interchanges along the I-75/71 corridor to accommodate the anticipated influx, according to Corporex Managing Director Tom Banta.

Meanwhile, the northern counties of Cincinnati have felt Amazon’s presence as well, said Schueler Group Executive Vice President Jeff Eichhorn. Last year, the shipping giant installed a new fulfillment center and brought 1,000 new jobs to Monroe, Ohio. (In 2017, Amazon’s presence at CVG and Monroe combined resulted in 3,700 new jobs, $54.78M in new payroll and $1.52B in capital investment for the region.) Eichhorn said the group’s current mandate is to secure more large, industrial building sites to accommodate deals the recent one that brought more than new jobs to Mane Inc.’s food and flavoring facility in Lebanon, Ohio.

Northern Kentucky’s urban river cities of Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue and Dayton are seeing heightened interest from developers and real estate professionals who in recent years have scaled transformative adaptive reuse, residential and office projects including River Center (home to large-scale employers like CTI), Market Lofts, Hotel Covington and the historic, mixed-use Mutual Building.

As a whole, Greater Cincinnati’s employment and office space centers are growing, with 14 projects completed over the last 60 months in the 50,000-100,000 square foot range.

Finding the right site can make or break a business expansion decision. The three-state, 15-county Greater Cincinnati region boasts a wide variety of available sites in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Below are just a few available sites garnering interest from a wide range of growing companies; visit here for a full list.


The Strietmann Center

Located West 12th Street, downtown Cincinnati, 77,434 sq. ft.

Available square footage: 70,000

Surrounding amenities: Located in hip, historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR), a neighborhood that’s abundant with restaurants, retail and upscale urban living. The heart of the Cincinnati arts scene — walkable and on the streetcar line.

Building amenities: Historic property, solar panels, LEED certified, terrace and conference center with city views, ample adjacent parking.

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Riverside Yard

Located U.S. Route 50/River Road; 5 miles west of downtown Cincinnati and 16 miles to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Size: 46 acres

Zoning: Industrial

Surrounding users: adjacent to Peter Cremer North America, Kinder Morgan Steel Terminal and Contanda Terminals; speculative buildings currently planned

Rail service: adjacent to Gennessee & Wyoming line with rail spur option available

Electric capacity: 4MW

Natural gas capacity: 150 mcf/hour (108K mcf/month)

Water capacity: 1.62 mgd


2100 Section Road

Located .25 mile from I-75, 20 minutes to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Size: 56 acres

Zoning: Industrial

All utilities at property

Due diligence completed

Rail Line: adjacent to Gennessee & Wyoming line with rail spur option available

Electric capacity: 4MW

Natural gas capacity: 100 mcf/hour

Water capacity: 2.1 mgd



South Afton Industrial Park

Located SR 32/Half Acre Road; 11 miles east of I-275, 26 miles from downtown Cincinnati and 35 miles to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Size: 242 acres

Zoning: Industrial

Electric capacity: 15 MW

Natural gas capacity: 57,600 mcf/month

Water capacity: 2 mgd

Wastewater capacity: 432,000 gpd



Atlantic Corporate Center

Located 25 Atlantic Avenue, Erlanger KY; just off I-275 and I-71/75, 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati; 4 miles to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Size: 38 acres

Zoning: Office/Industrial

Site amenities: spectacular location adjacent to I-275/I-71/75 and CVG airport, ample parking, innovative design, expansive floor plan (four floors), up to 200,000 square feet of customizable office space.

Marydale Business Park

Located Donaldson Highway (KY-236)/Houston Road (KY-842), Boone County, KY; just off I-75, 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, 5 miles to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Size: 226 acres with 179 developable acres

Zoning: Office, Residential, Commercial, and Industrial

Electric capacity: 20 MVA

Natural gas capacity: 200 MCFH

Site amenities: 0.5 miles from I-75, 5 miles from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, close proximity to Citi Bank’s shared services operations and Perfetti Van Melle USA