NAIOP of Ohio


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NAIOP of Ohio is a statewide association of the four (4) Ohio local chapters.  The Ohio chapter boasts over 400 members representing our industry across the state.   NAIOP of Ohio is supported by a state wide board with trustees representing the 4 local chapters.  This 16 member board promotes our initiatives, track issues, and advocates for the real estate industry at the state level.

In summary, our primary pursuit is to assist the progression of economic development activity in Ohio, acting as an advocate of Ohioans and the development community to create jobs, viability, and a quality of life that retains and attracts talent to the State.

Event Calendar

Event Calendar


Board of Directors

Central Ohio Chapter

Shane Farolino
NAIOP of Ohio President

Rick Craven
Sikora Law LLC

Vince Messerly
Stream & Wetlands

Bill Acton
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Scott Ziance
(emeritus member)
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Cincinnati Chapter

Josh Gerth
NAIOP of Ohio Treasurer

Peter Hortonv

Jerry O’Connell
Graydon Head

Dayton Chapter

Dave Dickerson
NAIOP of Ohio Secretary
Miller Valentine Construction

John Snow
Mark Fornes Realty, Inc

Mike Grauwelman
Montgomery County Land Reutilization Corp

John Kopilchak
Synergy Building Systems

Northern Ohio Chapter

Mike Sikora
NAIOP of Ohio Vice President
Sikora Law LLC

Craig Miller
Duffy+Duffy Cost Segregation Services

Steve Nowak
Siegel Jennings Co., L.P.A.

Matt Knecht
HzW Environmental Consultants, LLC




Legislative Affairs


NAIOP of Ohio 2018 Legislative Action Agenda  

2018 Legislative Success

  • NAIOP of Ohio recently led the way in helping to draft and secure the enactment of statutory amendments to clarify the scope of community reinvestment area real property tax exemptions for renovated buildings and to clarify the scope of real property tax exemptions for properties for which covenants not to sue are issued.  Before these clarifications, some developers undertaking challenging redevelopment projects were not securing the property tax exemptions that they expected based on the intent of those laws.
  • NAIOP of Ohio board members regularly meet proactively with federal and state environmental regulators to help the regulators understand commercial real estate development and how regulations impact the development community.
  • The NAIOP of Ohio board regularly hosts state political leaders to help them understand matters of importance to the commercial real estate community and to build constructive relationships with them.  Within the past couple years, the board has met with both major parties’ gubernatorial tickets, Senate President Obhof, and Speaker Smith.
  • Along with historic preservation advocates and others, NAIOP of Ohio helped to save the Ohio historic preservation tax credit when it was slated for elimination in the 2015 biennial budget bill.  Because of time limitations, only one Ohio historic preservation tax credit advocate was provided the opportunity to testify before the Senate Finance Committee, and that speaker was a NAIOP of Ohio board member.
  • NAIOP of Ohio was a lead advocate behind the enactment of state legislation that authorized local governments to approve property tax exemptions for the increase in value of property planned for commercial or industrial development while the property is in the pre-development stage.
  • NAIOP of Ohio was a lead advocate behind the enactment of state legislation that made important revisions to Ohio’s recording curative statute to make it more consistent with that of others states.



U.S. EPA and U.S. ACE Propose New Definition of “Waters of the United States”
Market Share, Posted On December 19, 2018 By William T. Acton

Northern Long-Eared Bat Listing as Endangered Species Impacts Commercial Development
Market Share, Posted On August 17, 2016 By William T. Acton
Opinion: Congress should fix property deduction flaw | The Enquirer, Published August 26, 2018 By Jim Neyer

Federal Tax Bulletin: Qualified Opportunity Zones: Proposed Regulations Provide Investors with Guidance on Several Important Questions, Posted October 31, 2018

Client Alert: Proposed Legislation in Ohio to Create Tax Credit for Opportunity Zone Investments, Posted September 10, 2018 By Christopher Knezevic