Developing Land is Complicated, but We’ve Been Doing it Right for a Long Time

Our in-house commercial land development firm, Bunnell Hill Development, was founded in 1975. Our founders started out with just 3,000 acres of land that were put together for commercial development. Today, Bunnell Hill Development is one of four vertically-integrated firms within the Schueler Group, and remains focused on providing the full spectrum of services you’ll need in developing land for commercial use.

We can provide expert help and guidance on every conceivable aspect of your development project, whatever its size. We can help you find a site, provide market research on how well your proposed business is likely to do there, conduct pre-development planning, and assist with obtaining regulatory approval and government incentives. We’re also well-versed in the details of site development, construction and financing. And if you plan to rent rather than buy, we can provide help in negotiating lease terms.

Local Land Development and the Nature of Cincinnati Commercial Realty

Bunnell Hill Development works closely with our in-house commercial general contractors at Bunnell Hill Construction to provide construction and renovation services for your new site, whatever your needs. Their decades of teamwork has made them adept at land development projects for empty acreage in business parks, farmland for sale near major highways, and redevelopment of previously-occupied land that needs tailored to the new occupant’s specifications.

Some advantages to local commercial-industrial real estate were already here eons before the Schueler Group was even a thought in our founders’ heads. This is due to the geology and topography of Southwest Ohio, where low, rolling hills and massive flats around the Ohio River provide for simple, affordable land development services, and a quick transition to the commercial construction process.

This topography means less regrading, uncomplicated infrastructure install, and easy, safe accessibility for large equipment and freight trucks. So, whether you want commercial land developed for an office space, warehouse, manufacturing plant, or distribution center, BHD and BHC have a deep understanding of the geology of the region and how to best develop a lot of land for a given client.

Not Just Land Development – Commercial Construction Services and Site Management, Too

The Schueler Group of Companies provides each client with comprehensive commercial real estate services of all kinds. We can guide you through your growth process – from site selection, financing and purchase, development, construction and later site management.

For planning a new facility on commercial land, we can assess the site’s topography and its natural features. For the actual construction phase, we can serve as general contractor, hire necessary subcontractors, and see every phase of the project through, from design to completion. And once your business is up and running in its new home, we can also manage and maintain your site.

Each phase of your industrial or commercial real estate venture is guided by one of our in-house companies that’s devoted entirely to each step of the process: commercial realty, land development, construction, and commercial property management.

If you’re undertaking commercially developing a piece of land, we can help you at every juncture. Finding it, buying or leasing it, or building on it – we provide the services you need.

Tell us your land development needs.


Our Mission

Our business is your business. As an established, respected and comprehensive real estate company headquartered in Southwest Ohio, we are a single point of contact designed to make your path to the future easier. Our goal is to deliver seamlessly, on budget and on time.

How to Choose the Right Retail Space to Lease

Cincinnati and its surrounding towns sit in both Ohio and Kentucky and are constantly growing, both in development and commerce. Countless businesses are choosing to establish or expand here, especially retailers. Sometimes, the right choice is to find land for new construction, but other times it’s smarter to rent an existing retail space because they tend to be closer to high traffic shopping centers. When searching for a commercial space to rent, consider the quality of the space — is it clean? Updated? Attractive to consumers? In an ideal location? Does the company renting the space provide maintenance? Make sure to rent from a company that checks all these boxes to give your retail business the kickstart it needs to succeed.

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