High-Powered Political Entourage Tours The Banks in Cincinnati

By Patti Neal, vice president, Carter

Momentum has been building at The Banks. As a result, the $800 million development has garnered a great deal of exposure as residents, business owners and even politicians monitor the construction and await completion of the anticipated project along the Ohio River in Cincinnati.

PoliticiansBANKSThe latest political dignitaries to check out progress at The Banks was an entourage of federal, state, city and county political officials, who toured The Banks on Friday afternoon. According to an article on the website of Cincinnati ABC affiliate, WCPO, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, Hamilton County Commission President Todd Portune, Congressman Steve Driehaus and Sen. Eric Kearney each got a first hand look at the construction.

Strickland was quick to point out the economic boost The Banks development and the construction of the Great American Tower are giving Cincinnati under the assembled politicians’ watch.

“I would suspect that there’s more development going on here than in any other place in the mid-western part of our country,” the governor said.

Carter is developing The Banks with The Dawson Co. and USAA Real Estate. The mixed-use project will comprise multifamily, office, retail and other uses. The first phase will open next spring.

Since joining Carter in 2000, Patti Neal has been highly involved in managing complex, multi-phased projects for both institutional and private clients. Her skills include negotiations and contract management, budget and cash-flow management, owner and contractor relations, scheduling, safety, and project documentation. Patti works closely with all team members to assure the swift resolution of issues and takes great care in protecting the owner’s interests.

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