ULI's mission includes responsible development and enhancing the built environment. There are many real estate professionals in the Cincinnati region who have spent their entire careers working passionately to create the built environment that we all experience every day. Their experiences need to be captured and shared with those assuming the responsibility to carry on their life-long work of enhancing the built environment. Join us for ULI Cincinnati's inaugural Legends in Real Estate event featuring legends Don Neyer and Neil Bortz.
This event will be a sharing of stories, challenges and successes, providing never before shared information in an unfiltered casual conversation format. Participants will have a chance to get to know these legends and gain insights and perspectives that will allow others to continue their passions long into the future.
Don Neyer worked side by side with his brothers, Ray and Tom, as the fourth generation of Neyers to run the family business from the 1950s to the 1990s. Don became CEO of Al. Neyer in 1969 and was a key driver of the design-build method that the company is known for. Retiring in 1995, Don exhibited 45 years of entrepreneurial spirit and adaptability in growing the family business, all the while establishing himself and the company as a leader in the industry.
Neil Bortz started Towne Properties in Mount Adams 60 years ago but wasn't planning on launching a real estate company that would have operations in four states and roughly 900 employees. Before getting into the real estate business, Neil, who turns 90 in October, didn't know what he wanted to do, except he wanted to fix Mount Adams. Neil, chairman of Towne Properties, credits his success and longevity to the company's employees, sticking to its values, "and a good does of luck."
October 5, 2022
4:00-4:30 PM - Check-in and Networking
4:30-6:00 PM - A Conversation with Legends Don Neyer and Neil Bortz
6:00-6:15 PM - Wrap Up and Networking
Cincinnati Ballet's Sheakley Family Premier Studio
1801 Gilbert Avenue in Cincinnati
$25 for ULI members and $35 for Non-Members