Campus Management was founded in 1992 by Al Merritt and a partner with the goal of helping to revitalize properties and restore the historical and cultural relevance to some of Cincinnati’s oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. Beginning with an apartment renovation project near the University of Cincinnati in Clifton, Campus Management’s projects have since expanded to larger residential and commercial real estate undertakings. Some of the most notable include the complete renovation of the historic Verona and Cooper condo residences in East Walnut Hills, and the modern and creative LEED-certified Edge office loft space in downtown Cincinnati.
Campus Management has built a solid base of relationships in Cincinnati by creating partnerships with local businesses and non-profits, such as Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. They support family-owned subcontractors and suppliers from the tri-state area.
Founder Al Merritt comments: “We’ve been able to go into historic buildings with local craftsmen who have passed down unique skill sets like stone masonry for generations. Having this relationship with local craftsmen is one of Campus Management’s biggest assets.” The high standards in quality have led to local, regional, and national recognition, including Preservation Awards from the Cincinnati Preservation Association for The Cooper at Eden Park, Beethoven Place Rowhouses, Jones-the-Florist Building, and the Verona Historic Residence, which is also on the national register of historic places.
The newest renovation includes The Edge, loft style office building in downtown Cincinnati. The Edge is one of the first office buildings in the area to receive LEED certification when the building was converted from a factory. As a LEED building, the Edge was renovated from start to finish with energy efficiencies in mind for low impact on occupants and the environment.