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Broker, Managing Principal


Founder of Urban Fast Forward. Sought-after consultant-practitioner known for creative approaches and a sensitivity to community issues.

Kathleen is a fourth-generation real estate professional with a previous career as an international arts industry executive. In 2006 she was recruited to create a retail district to anchor the Over the Rhine revitalization. In 2012, she formed Urban Fast Forward, a woman-owned real estate brokerage. Now also sought-after as a consultant-practitioner, she is known for a creative yet practical approach, and a sensitivity to community issues.

Senior Real Estate Executive


Trained urban planner with almost a decade of experience in real estate. Trusted for his in-depth knowledge of Cincinnati neighborhoods and revitalization strategies.

Blake has represented some of the most notable talent in the hospitality industry. His deep understanding of Cincinnati neighborhoods, revitalization strategies, property positioning, and tenant recruitment allows him to help clients envision a dynamic way forward. Blake has led commercial tenant recruitment efforts for over a half billion dollars’ worth of mixed-use infill developments. He is experienced in acquisition and disposition of investment properties and property portfolios, as well as real estate investment and development consulting.

Director of Planning


Certified planner with over 15 years of working in community development, planning and zoning. Specializes in community and urban development planning.

For more than 15 years, John has used his planning and zoning expertise to revitalize and enrich city centers and neighborhoods. Skilled in land use code analysis, development plan review, and project implementation, his experience has given him expertise in engaging community members and elected officials. His work has included comprehensive planning, economic development, zoning codes, public speaking, community engagement, and urban forestry.



Real estate agent with a background in environmental science and volunteer work. Expert in regulatory compliance and project management.

Gina’s primary focus is assisting tenants in site selection, with both curiosity and broad knowledge of Cincinnati locations. Joining Urban Fast Forward in 2021, she came to real estate from a long career in environmental science and volunteer work. In that capacity she developed expertise in regulatory compliance and project management, which she now puts at the service of her real estate clients.



Real estate agent with a background in hospitality. Respected for her understanding of the challenges, needs, and opportunities of independent operators.

Huyen comes to real estate from the hospitality business, having worked in a family-owned restaurant for more than a decade. That hands-on experience gives her a unique understanding of the challenges, needs, and opportunities of independent operators. She now represents several well-known local restaurants and is always in the hunt for more.



Commercial real estate professional with over 25 years of experience. Known for her deep insight into the many facets of turning client vision into reality.

Pam brings a ton of energy to both landlord and tenant representation. A professional with more than 25 years of experience, she has deep insight into the many facets of turning client vision into reality. She particularly likes to work in restaurant and retail site search, but has also found locations for industrial and office users. Pam is a connector, active in a range of professional organizations, including leadership in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).

Operations Manager


Genial public face of Urban Fast Forward. Excel Jedi with a background in retail and hospitality.

Phil represents himself, quite accurately, as an Excel Jedi whose greatest joy is creating overly complicated spreadsheets, a surprisingly useful skill in keeping the Urban Fast Forward team on track. The genial public face of the company, Phil began his working life in retail and hospitality, holding positions with Gaylord Hotels and a range of food and beverage organizations before moving into real estate.


Billy Yanks
Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey
Café Mochiko
Cheba Hut
City of Lawrenceburg
City of Middletown
Colerain Township
Cosmic Gorilla
Decibel Chicken
Hamilton County
Hello Honey
K & J Seafood
KEAN Ventures
Northbrook Ohio
Ten Tiny Canvases
The Acanthus Group
The Basement Tattoo Co
The Video Archive
Top Nails
Working In Neighborhoods
North College Hill
West Carrolton
Daisy Jane’s
Davis Cookie
180 Co. (John Pedro)
Drip Coffee
Ivy Northside Salon
Kortnee Kate Photography
Luxe Salon
Macron Bar
PLK Communities
Prism Pilates
Blown Hair Studio
Good Wine
Invest In Neighborhoods
Al Neyer
Beam Machines
Caffe Vivace
Camp Washington
City of Blue Ash
City of Mt Healthy
City of Springfield
Coffee Emporium
College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation
Gorilla Cinema
High Street
Higher Gravity
Hoosier Heights
Just Q’in
Model Group
North South Baking
Restaurant L
Saatchi & Saatchi X
Share Cheese Bar
Solica Construction
Tahona Kitchen + Bar
Tano Hospitality Group
Tender Mercies
The Brown Dog Café
The Community Builders
The Cure
Tokyo Kitty
Vandercar Holdings
Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation
YEP! Fitness