About the Landbank

The Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (“Landbank”) was incorporated by the County Treasurer in October 2011 and the Landbank Board was appointed in January 2012.

In February 2012, the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) was contracted to serve as the management company for the Landbank. Under this agreement, The Port staff provides all executive and administrative services for the Landbank. This relationship allows the Landbank to utilize the tools, expertise, and resources of The Port as to efficiently carry out the Landbank’s purpose and goals.

Leadership and Core Staff

Through a management agreement, The Port staff provides all executive and administrative services to fulfill the Landbank’s staffing needs. 

Kelley Allesee, Real Estate Counsel

Kelley Allesee is Real Estate Counsel, supporting the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (HCLRC or Landbank) in its efforts to rehab and reutilize vacant and abandoned property to the fullest and best use. Kelley evaluates properties for acquisition, supports acquisition and disposition of Landbank properties, and prepares contracts and other legal documents to fully implement the tools of the Landbank.  As a member of The Port’s legal team, Kelley assists with contracts for the agency as well as the entities it manages, and provides oversight for contract compliance.

Amy Bancroft, Landbank Manager

Amy Bancroft supports the Hamilton County Landbank team and its mission to return vacant, blighted properties to productive use through a variety of programs. Amy provides pre-acquisition analysis of properties, market research and property surveys. She also helps oversee the application process for individuals and entities interested in acquiring properties from the Landbank. Amy works with key neighborhood partners in addition to coordinating efforts with the city and county.

Ronald Shouse, Real Estate Facilities Manager

Ronald Shouse is Facilities Manager, responsible for the maintenance, security and upkeep of all properties owned by The Port and Hamilton County Landbank. Ron organizes and oversees a team of construction, demolition and maintenance contractors needed to perform regular services on the broad portfolio of buildings and vacant lots, ensuring they are maintained to The Port standards of safety and stewardship. He also manages property-based activities of the Landbank’s demolition programs, and supports all programs of The Port’s Neighborhood Revitalization initiative.

Luke Herrmann, Landbank Associate

Luke Herrmann supports the Hamilton County Landbank team, responsible for the review and management of applications for vacant parcels and buildings, including helping applicants through the process, researching properties, and expanding post-closing compliance.

Jacob Stephens, Landbank Associate

Jacob Stephens supports the Hamilton County Landbank team, responsible for property research, mapping, and application review.

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The Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of members designated by the Ohio Revised Code and experts and leaders in the fields of real estate, local government and economic development from Hamilton County. 

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