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

Founded in 1975, our in-house commercial land development firm, Bunnell Hill Development, has grown from humble beginnings to become a pivotal player in our vertically integrated team. The journey commenced with our founders marshaling 3,000 acres of land. They united on a vision for commercial development. Over the decades, Bunnell Hill Development has evolved into one of our four key vertically integrated firms.

What sets Bunnell Hill Development apart is our unwavering commitment to delivering the complete spectrum of services required for developing land for commercial use. With an illustrious history rooted in strategic land development, our firm has become synonymous with expertise, innovation, and a comprehensive approach. Our role is to transform raw land into thriving commercial spaces. With various build-to-suit options, this is easier than ever for our clients.

As a crucial component of the Schueler Group, Bunnell Hill Development remains dedicated to shaping landscapes, creating opportunities, and providing the specialized services needed to usher in a new era of commercial development. Our legacy stands as a testament to the enduring vision of our founders and our ongoing commitment to excellence in every facet of commercial land development.

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.

Purchasing Commercial Land to Develop: A Solid Investment Opportunity

The essence of commercial and industrially-zoned land lies in its scarcity—a finite resource with intrinsic value. With a shifting focus towards sustainable agriculture, as well as the burgeoning demand for warehouse and distribution space in economic development, the significance of arable and industrial parcels continues to escalate.

In the Cincinnati region, the demand for industrial spec builds is surging, driven by an unprecedented low in warehouse vacancy rates. Simultaneously, a wave of growing companies is seeking to expand their operations into this thriving area. Navigating this dynamic landscape requires a partner who not only understands the evolving market dynamics but also possesses the expertise to guide you through the intricacies of choosing the best land for your specific purposes.

Our team stands as that trusted partner, ready to assist you at every step of the process. From providing comprehensive development services to overseeing general contracting and site management, we offer a holistic approach to land utilization. As your strategic ally, we ensure that your vision aligns with the available opportunities. We set out to empower your business to grow in the ever-evolving commercial and industrial landscape of the Cincinnati region.

We can help you through the process of choosing the best land for your purposes, including development services, general contracting, and site management.

Local Land Development & 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. Decades of teamwork have 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 processes, and a quick transition into the commercial construction process.

This topography means less regrading, uncomplicated infrastructure installation, 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. Our real estate development services are turnkey – you have a single point of contact and guidance throughout any and all steps of your commercial property venture, making your path to future growth streamlined and sustainable.

When planning a new facility on commercial land, our expertise extends beyond the initial concept. We conduct a thorough assessment of the site’s topography and natural features. This allows us to provide valuable insights that inform the development strategy. As the project transitions to the construction phase, we seamlessly step into the role of a general contractor. We orchestrate the hiring of necessary subcontractors and overseeing every aspect of the project—from design to completion.

Once your business is operational in its new home, our commitment doesn’t waver. We extend our support to manage and maintain your site, ensuring its ongoing functionality and optimal performance. Each phase of your industrial or commercial real estate venture is seamlessly guided by our in-house companies, each dedicated entirely to a specific aspect of the process—commercial realty, land development, construction, and commercial property management.

This integrated approach guarantees a comprehensive and cohesive journey, where each step is handled by experts who specialize in the intricacies of their respective fields. Our commitment is not just to the development of spaces but to the enduring success and seamless operation of your industrial or commercial venture.

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 about your land development needs.

Our Mission

Our business is your business. We are an established, respected and comprehensive real estate company headquartered in Southwest Ohio with the experience and teams necessary to be with you every step of the way on your next real estate project. Research by industry leading experts side-by-side with top-of-the-line construction and management services, this is what we bring to every project we are involved with. The Schueler Group wants to bring your project to fruition, 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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