ULI Cincinnati: CEO Coffee and Tour at The Freestore Foodbank


2023-06-14T07:15:00 - 2023-06-14T09:30:00

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    Freestore Foodbank 3401 Rosenthal Way Cincinnati, OH 45204 United States
    Join ULI Cincinnati members and friends for a CEO Coffee with a tour, featuring the Freestore Foodbank's new building.


    Standard Pricing Until June 14 Members Non-Members
    Private $20.00 $35.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $20.00 $35.00
    Retired $20.00 N/A
    Student $10.00 $15.00
    Under Age 35 $20.00 $35.00
    Those individuals with a ULI Cincinnati Annual Sponsor with eligible credits should email [email protected] to register without a fee. All proceeds from this CEO Coffee and Tour will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank.  We thank you in advance for your participation.
    The Freestore Foodbank's mission is to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with the greater Cincinnati community.  They accomplish this day in and day out by creating a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community through the providing of nutritious food, connecting people to support services and offering a pathway from crisis to stability. Do you know that the Foodbank in Cincinnati offers services such as:
    • Back on Track
    • Birth Certificates and IDs
    • Liberty Street Market
    • Representatives Payee Program
    • Transportation Assistance
    What about their Cincinnati COOKS!, Cincinnati COOKS Catering, and LIFT The TriState programs?  The Freestore Foodbank does so much more than feed our community and now all of it can be accomplished in a new state-of-the-art facility.
    The organization distributes 37.7 million meals annually to low-income individuals and families along with 600+ community partners in 20 counties throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, including food kitchens, homeless shelters, emergency food pantries, social service centers and program site. 
    Join Freestore Foodbank CEO Kurt Reiber and Tom Powers, executive managing director with Cushman & Wakefield and chairman of the Corwine Foundation, the real estate holding company for the Freestore Foodbank, as they share the details of what went into the decision to build a new 225,000 square foot facility and the process that was undertaken to get to the point of moving into the new building, 3.5 miles from downtown. The facility enables the Freestore Foodbank and Kurt's team to serve more families throughout their 20-county service area by increasing cold storage food capacity, expanding workforce development training space, increasing volunteer opportunities and bringing added efficiencies with more staff located at one site.
    The decision to build on this 23-acre lot was intentional, bringing economic support and jobs to the Sedamsville and Delhi neighborhoods. This project took seven years from concept and design to ribbon cutting and utilized minority and women owned business enterprises for 43% of the sub-contractors involved in the new facility. 


    7:15 AM - Coffee and Networking
    7:30 AM - Program
    8:30 AM - Tour
    9:30 AM - Conclusion
    ULI Members - $20 per person
    Non-Members - $35 per person

    All proceeds will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank on behalf of ULI Cincinnati.

    The CEO Coffee and Tour will take place at the Freestore Foodbank's Community Resource & Distribution Center on the Frank & Conny Gerson Campus.

    3401 Rosenthal Way
    Cincinnati, OH 45204 



    Kurt Reiber

    Freestore FoodBank

    Kurt Reiber is an innovative and results-oriented executive with 34 years of diverse experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. He is currently the President and CEO of the Freestore Foodbank, having served in this capacity since 2011. He has a proven track record of enhancing market development and client relationships through an entrepreneurial focus, exceptional interpersonal communication and enhanced negotiation skills. He is focused on relationship building, effective collaboration and has a passion for client satisfaction and teamwork.


    Tom Powers

    Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield-US

    Tom Powers currently serves on Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group Executive Committee. Tom previously served on Cassidy Turley’s Board of Directors for 13 years until the sale to DTZ in January 2015. Tom specializes in the sale of major investment transactions of industrial and office properties on a nationwide basis. Tom has been partners with Jim O’Connell, an investment specialist for over 27 years. In addition, he is partners with Mike Sullivan, an investment specialist, and Hank Davis, a retail specialist, along with six other members of their team. Tom focuses in capital placements throughout the United States, concentrating in the Midwest. Since 1983, Tom has completed more than 1,900 transactions totaling over 195 Million square feet valued at over $11.62 Billion. He joined Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ, Cassidy Turley and Colliers Turley Martin Tucker) in 2002 as a principal after nineteen years with CB Richard Ellis and their Institutional Investment Properties Group. He has been involved in completing some of the largest investment transactions in the history of both Colliers Turley Martin Tucker, and CB Richard Ellis prior to joining Colliers.