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Yesterday...

It pretty much all began in 1999 when Jeff Jacobs bought the old Ford showroom at 911 Race Street. He had a plan for turning it into condominiums. The little building that COULD turn Cincinnati's downtown around! That building sold out in 8 days, the developers took a second look at the city and wondered what that was all about. One development team did step up to the plate: Middle Earth Developers. They proceeded over the next 6 years to convert 3 historic buildings into condos and are currently building a new glass and steel condo project, all in the heart of downtown.

Naturally, there were city dwellers before 1999 - we had many apartment buildings, some quite large in fact, like the Shillito Lofts and One Lytle Place. We also had some real urban pioneers who had lived in the city for many years: the likes of Patrick Korb, Bob Manley and John Schneider. These 3 were truly the spokespeople for our city and the lifestyle of an urban dweller. 

...today...

NOW we have over 1,000 condo units being built on both sides of the river, in downtowns Cincinnati, Newport and Covington. All of these river city units can be reached by walking across 3 bridges of choice, allowing the new urbanists to visit each other and support business in all 3 locations. Have dinner on one side and walk to the movies on the other. Life is great! And the lifestyle just gets better with each passing month, as new people move in, established businesses start opening their doors on Saturdays and Sundays, and new services come downtown to take care of us all. Did you know that some grocers in town will deliver to your condo and PUT THE FOOD in your refrigerator!??! ...no, not the red wine. Just the perishables and the white!

Downtowners live busy lives and are constantly on the "go".  Most are condo or apartment dwellers who don't want to make a career out of household chores. They are successful at their work - they enjoy fine dining - and love their leisure time to be TRULY leisure.  It only makes sense that they place themselves just footsteps away from the best of the best. 

So... from 4 units on Race Street to thousands today, we've made history in our Cincinnati. We've proven there's life downtown and we're satisfying a very definite desire for many, many people throughout the Tri-State area. 

...tomorrow

Now is the time! If you're looking to buy downtown and haven't found what you're looking for, please give us a call! We can't wait to show you the fabulous homes, lofts and condos that are popping up all over downtown. These are spectacular places and spaces that will blow you away! Really. From four bedroom houses in Prospect Hill to open-living floor plans in Over-the-Rhine we will help you find exactly what you are looking for in a home. We even have multi-family buildings in all of our urban neighborhoods.

Downtown is really returning to the "place to be" around the clock and these neighborhoods have more to offer literally every day! It's truly impossible not to get swept away in this kind of contagious atmosphere.

 
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Christine Schoonover


Christine Schoonover

Thirty-six years of Real Estate experience, both in City Living and surrounding areas. 
Licensed in Ohio and Kentucky.

Christine Schoonover


Christine Schoonover

Thirty-six years of Real Estate experience, both in City Living and surrounding areas. 
Licensed in Ohio and Kentucky.

Thirty-six years of Real Estate experience, both in City Living and surrounding areas. Licensed in Ohio and Kentucky

Catalyst in Downtown Cincinnati’s city living renaissance

Public Speaking for City Living

Christine was named by Cincinnati Magazine as 1 of the 40 most influential people who shaped our City over the past 25 years.

Christine & her husband & business partner, George Verkamp, have been the Lead Sales Agents for over 15 new construction condo projects.

•    Member of DCI

•    “Keep Cincinnati Beautiful” Board of Trustees, 12+ years

•    Downtown Resident’s Council Member

•    Over-the-Rhine Chamber Board member; OTR Star Award twice

•    YWCA Board member for 6 years; still raising $ for their programs

•    Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, member & past President

•     Mercantile Library Board of Trustee for 6+ years

Professional Honors

•    Named one of the top 10 Business Women in Cincinnati

•    Cincinnati’ Mayor’s “Citizen of the Day” twice

•    Named Top Sales Person by the Business Courier

•    OAR President’s Sales Club for 26 years

•    CABR Circle of Excellence for 27 years

•    Mayor’s Ambassador for the City twice

•    Christine & George named one of the only six Power Couples featured in Cincinnati Magazine’s Power issue.

For further information, please contact Christine at christine@downtownliving.com 

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George Verkamp


George Verkamp

My 38 years experience in the real estate business include sales, marketing and project development.

George Verkamp


George Verkamp

My 38 years experience in the real estate business include sales, marketing and project development.

I've been a licensed realtor since 1977.  I've been involved with a broad range of real estate activities in both Ohio and Kentucky that include both residential and commercial assignments. I’m well-qualified to provide complete real estate services as a buyer’s representative. And for those wishing to list and sell their properties, I can provide a long list of success stories from clients with whom I’ve worked.

With the emergence of Cincinnati’s downtown as a vibrant community that’s growing with every passing day, it’s vital for those considering an urban lifestyle to be able to see a comprehensive inventory of available residences that are easy to access. It's with this in mind that I have made a special effort to accommodate this need through my website. You will not only find many appealing choices among “My Listings”, but also have the opportunity to use the MLS Search tool to find others that I can arrange to show you.

My 38 years experience in the real estate business include sales, marketing and project development. 

Education: 
>Graduate of Xavier University, 1965 - BSBA degree
>New York Institute of Finance, 1967 - Corporate Finance & Portfolio Mgt. 
>Real Estate Principles, Practices & Law, University of Cincinnati, 1977
>Licensed realtor in Ohio & Kentucky 

Memberships: 
>University Club of Cincinnati
>Over-the Rhine Chamber of Commerce
>Downtown Residents Council  
>Greater Cincinnati YMCA  

Hobbies: 
>Fly Fishing
>European & Asian Bike Trips 

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