Neyer Properties transforms real estate through a unique approach that views every structure as more than a building, it is an asset in the larger community.
When Dan Neyer launched Neyer Properties in 1995, he built on the real estate traditions his family began more than a century earlier. Since then, his company has grown exponentially, developing more than 3,000 acres of property and more than 500 building and development projects, totaling well over $1.5 billion in value.
Neyer offers complete real estate services, ranging from development and redevelopment to acquisitions and investment, finance and capital, design/build, asset management and leasing, and sustainability. The company’s imprint can be found on retail, office, industrial, build-to-suit, and residential properties throughout the Greater Cincinnati region.
The redevelopment of the former Baldwin Piano factory on Gilbert Avenue demonstrates Neyer Properties’ commitment to excellence, adaptability to change, and cultivation of relationships. Built in the 1920s, the factory was adapted in the late 1980s as an office complex but was largely vacant when Neyer Properties acquired it in 2014 with a vision of what it could become.
“I grew up admiring the Grand Baldwin building when I was a kid,” says Neyer, president and CEO. “We believe strongly in collaborating with the stakeholders surrounding and affected by our projects. We know that how well you work with others determines how fully you accomplish your goals.” His goal to restore the grandeur of the historic building while incorporating the history of the Baldwin piano legacy resulted in the classically beautiful Baldwin Apartments, a home for future generations of Cincinnatians.
“We take a very collaborative approach to our projects,” says Executive Vice President of Development Chris Dobrozsi. “We’re patient, and we look out for what’s best, not just for our site but to enhance the built environment of the surrounding community.”
Given the Baldwin’s proximity to the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Neyer envisioned Gilbert Avenue as an arts corridor. The company partnered with Cincinnati Ballet to develop its new studio and office facility, just south of The Baldwin. This bigger vision, Dobrozsi says, “was a critical component to completing our redevelopment of Baldwin.” Neyer’s approach has been replicated in projects across the tristate area.
Neyer Properties’ award-winning business philosophy is to be an aggressively conservative, results-driven, community-minded corporate citizen. That’s key to fully accomplishing its goal to transform the commercial real estate landscape with an ongoing dedication to building value.