Steve Kenat — AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager
Director of Community Development, US

LinkedIn Profile

As the director of the Community Development Market, Steve is actively involved in the development of residential, office, retail, and mixed-use projects. Working with regional and national developers, Steve has managed projects that range in scale and scope from neighborhood master plans to adaptive reuse projects. He and his team focus on staying abreast of market trends within the development environment to better serve their clients.

Steve also manages GBBN’s ‘mission-based’ projects. He is adept at leading clients through capital campaigns, providing fund-raising tools and support from conception through construction.

Favorite place in the world (vacation or otherwise)?

Adopting our daughter, we traveled to Antigua, Guatemala, now a family touchstone. Once the largest city in Central America, ruins of pre-earthquake 1600’s-era cathedrals designate it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What fact about you would surprise people?

I’ve been a home brewer for about 10 years. I really enjoy the art and science of craft brewing, and sharing it with friends and clients.

Recent Projects


  • OTR Chamber Board of Directors
  • ULI Board of Directors
  • CABVI Board of Directors
  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class 31
  • Leadership Northern KY 2010
  • LISC Board of Directors
  • DCI Board of Directors
  • ArtsWave Campaign Cabinet
  • YWCA Cincinnati Facilities Committee Cincinnati Forty Under 40


Presentations by Steve