Brian L. Tiffany, an urban revitalization real estate consultant, with over 15 years of experience, most recently left the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce. During his six years as President, Brian’s achievements include creation and implementation of the Business First Grant Program, raising more than $350,000 that funded 18 new businesses in OTR, attracting over 80 new businesses to the community, with nearly $6.0 million in private investment to the neighborhood. In addition, this critical business attraction effort created more than 350 new jobs in OTR, with nearly half those jobs going to OTR residents, and included a special emphasis in MBE and WBE ownership. Through his leadership, the OTR Chamber was a critical partner in the reduction of crime in the neighborhood, demonstrating a 60% reduction of crime during his time at the chamber. As a result, the chamber was just recognized as the “Community Organization of the Year” by Crime Stoppers for their efforts in making OTR clean and safe. He also lead the Chamber in the further development and implementation of Second Sunday on Main, a hip, urban street fair that has offered many entrepreneurs the opportunity to test their product or service, while simultaneously attracting thousands of visitors to Main Street and Findlay Market over the past six years.
Prior to his responsibilities at the Chamber, he served as Consultant and Loan Officer for Cincinnati Development Fund, a non-profit lending consortium which underwrites and services community development real estate loans that result in the creation or preservation of affordable housing, or revitalization of urban communities. During his time at CDF Brian worked with numerous developers in creating development teams for the rehabilitation of over 800 housing units throughout the Cincinnati market, with a concentration in OTR and the CBD. He also was responsible for the origination and underwriting of nearly $40 million in affordable and market rate housing development loans.
Prior to joining CDF, Brian had over 27 years of banking experience that included Private Banking, Residential, Investment and Commercial Real Estate Lending, Commercial Leasing and Small Business lending throughout the Tri-state marketplace. In addition to his current Board position with the Cincinnati Opera and Equality Cincinnati, Brian has had leadership roles in the OTR Tour of Homes, DCI and the Downtown Tour of Homes, and has served as past co-chair of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Business Committee.