What does it take to become a member of the Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Hall of Fame? You need top production. But you also need to make an impact on your industry and city. This year, Midwest Real Estate News is running the profiles of the men and women who were named to our 2017 CRE Hall of Fame class. Today, we highlight the thriving career of Dan Neyer, president and chief executive officer of Neyer Properties in Cincinnati.
A long history of CRE: Dan Neyer’s family has been in the commercial real estate business for a century, but when he founded Neyer Properties in 1995, it was a company of one.
That didn’t last long.
There are now 33 people working out of the Cincinnati office. And during his 36-year career, Neyer has been involved in the development of more than 2,500 acres of land and development values of more than $1 billion.
Transforming communities: Neyer says he gets a kick out of “using real estate as a platform to transform and improve communities in the areas we work within (and) visualizing how to create something that others were not able to visualize or complete.”
Trophy case: University of Cincinnatti Real Estate Center Distinguished Service Award; Regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) Hall of Fame Inductee; Moeller High School Distinguished Alumni; five-time National Association for Industrial and Office Parks Cincinnatti Chapter Developer of the Year.
Green two ways: Neyer Properties reports it has had “a strong influence on sustainable design and creative financing,” and was the first developer in the tri-state area to introduce LEED certification. Now, Neyer is enthusiastic about Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, having complete five PACE projects, with several others in the pipeline.
Giving back: Neyer is a board member of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, UC Board of Executive Advisors in Real Estate (BEARE), and Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. He is also an active member in the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and is a member of the University of Cincinnati Real Estate Roundtable, the National Forum, Goering Center for Family and Private Business, International Council of Shopping Centers and Greater Cincinnati CEO Roundtable Group.