About Us

Nearly 60 Years of Building to Win


Corporex Companies is a national, privately held investment and development firm based in Covington, Kentucky. Corporex has a nearly 60-year history of developing world-class hotels, offices, residential and mixed-use developments in 22+ states across the U.S. The company has $1B assets under management, has built over 25M square feet, and generously invested in communities with $4.6M+ in corporate and foundation giving in 2021.

From a Builder of Buildings to a Builder of Businesses

At the time of our founding in the 60’s, Corporex was a leader in constructing buildings. As pioneers of the design/build method of project delivery, Corporex built manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities throughout the Midwest.

As Corporex grew, both in terms of size and geography through the 70’s and 80’s, the company evolved from a builder of buildings to a builder of businesses – constructing speculative office buildings, hotels, and sports clubs. While the investment in the physical structures remained important, the focus shifted to the investment in the talented people necessary to build and manage these businesses.

With a hands-on attention to detail and a focus on exceeding customer expectations, Corporex has grown into a leading, nationally recognized real estate development company.

Family of Companies


Corporex

The parent organization of our family of companies. Focused on delivering value for our investors, clients, and employees.

Commonwealth Hotels

The affiliated hotel management company focused on managing company-owned third-party hotels.

Five Seasons

The management entity that operates the company’s four full-service family sports clubs.

Kings Hammer

The management entity that operates the company’s soccer club.

Recent News Coverage


Build, Gain Tennis Skills at Five Seasons Cincinnati

Cincinnati Family Jul 20, 2022

Young female engineer helps lead billion-dollar project

Spectrum News 1 Jul 20, 2022

Northern kentucky top commercial developments

Cincinnati Enquirer Jul 12, 2022

Mom Report: A Five Seasons Experience

Cincinnati Family Jun 29, 2022

Ovation isn't just a music venue. Here's a look at the complete Newport development

WVXU Jun 21, 2022

Construction has started on Homewood Suites, a 132-room hotel, part of Corporex’s Ovation project

The Northern Kentucky Tribune May 19, 2022

Corporex Signs Logistics Firm to Office Lease at Ovation Office Building in Newport, Kentucky

REBusinessOnline May 12, 2022

Corporex lands anchor tenant for Ovation office building

Cincinnati Business Courier May 11, 2022

Newport’s Ovation adds anchor tenant in trucking logistics firm MegaCorp

Link NKY May 11, 2022

Corporex lands anchor tenant for Ovation office building

Cincinnati Business Courier May 11, 2022

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Link NKY Apr 7, 2022

Northern Kentucky Market Review 2022-2023 Flipbook

The Lane Report Apr 5, 2022

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Spectrum News 1 Mar 8, 2022

Corporex unveils plans for Newport $1billion Ovation, 25-acres with residences, office space, retail, more

The Northern Kentucky Tribune Feb 23, 2022

Ovation on the River: $1B project in Newport begins to take shape

Cincinnati Enquirer Feb 22, 2022

Ovation developer opens ‘experience center’ to show off $1 billion project: PHOTOS

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Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 14, 2021

On heels of strong year, Corporex restructures leadership team, ready for stronger growth ahead

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Corporex adds former CEO of nation’s largest crane company to board

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Luxury residences coming to Ovation riverfront

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Final orange beam put in place on Ovation’s 100k sq. ft. office building in Newport, new era underway

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Review: Ovation is a great place to see a concert, especially this one

Cincinnati Enquirer Aug 30, 2021

Ovation project taking shape on Northern Kentucky riverfront

The Lane Report Aug 18, 2021

Corporex to invest more than $180M in 18 months at Ovation project: SLIDESHOW

Cincinnati Business Courier Aug 11, 2021

'Reengage the river': Northern Kentucky cities reinvent their Ohio River shores

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Covington Plaza reimagines the riverfront, opens Friday

WCPO Jun 16, 2021

Offices May Not Be The Same When We Return

WVXU Jun 1, 2021

Ovation site construction continues in Newport including new flood wall

Fox 19 May 26, 2021

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Cincinnati Enquirer May 14, 2021

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WCPO May 13, 2021

Why this local college sold its long-term home and where it's headed

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Ready to rock whenever the world is ready

Apr 29, 2021

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED announces Tom Banta is New Chair of Board of Directors

The Lane Report Apr 7, 2021

New music venue reveals murals spearheaded by Blink producer: PHOTOS

Cincinnati Business Courier Mar 31, 2021

Butler, Verst fund $1 million Boy Scouts lodge in NKY

The Lane Report Mar 23, 2021

NKY company expands with second Cincinnati location, plans to add 70 new jobs

Cincinnati Business Courier Feb 22, 2021

NKY economy growing overall despite pandemic

WCPO Jan 30, 2021

Crews to install pedestrian bridge in Newport

Jan 10, 2021

Dueling music venues nearing completion in Cincinnati, Newport

Cincinnati Business Courier Dec 16, 2020

Protective Life Corp. to relocate regional office to Covington

The Lane Report Dec 10, 2020

Life insurer moving Cincinnati operations across the river

Cincinnati Business Courier Dec 10, 2020

Corporex adds 3 commercial real estate veterans

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EXCLUSIVE: Corporex moving forward on next $45 million piece of Ovation

Cincinnati Business Courier Jun 1, 2020

Get a look inside $50M high-rise apartments, and see how they are leasing during a pandemic: PHOTOS

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Renting, buying homes hasn't stopped across the Tri-State -- even during a pandemic

WCPO May 4, 2020

First residents move into Madison Place Apartments on Covington riverfront; take virtual tour of choices

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The Lane Report Mar 24, 2020

Gentis Solutions to invest $2.7M in Covington HQ; 80 jobs

The Lane Report Feb 28, 2020

STEP CG to Add 83 Jobs with Expansion of Covington HQ

Feb 27, 2020

Northern Kentucky creating livable communities

The Lane Report Feb 4, 2020

Northern Kentucky Market Review: Vibrant Growth

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New Corporex CEO seeks team that can build on founder’s legacy

Cincinnati Business Courier Nov 19, 2019

Hyatt Regency Donates $250,000 to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Oct 23, 2019

Blink marks region’s largest-ever event

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BLINK: More ways to plan your experience –parade, VIP tickets, official stuff, daytime programs

The Northern Kentucky Tribune Oct 6, 2019

Opinion: Newport music venue moving forward

Cincinnati Enquirer Oct 3, 2019

Corporex provides funds for Cincinnati youth soccer organization to go national

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NKY groups craft plan to bring regional growth organizations under one roof

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The Lane Report Aug 30, 2019

Two renowned Covington chefs join restaurant management group

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WCPO Aug 27, 2019

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The Northern Kentucky Tribune Aug 20, 2019

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Another milestone for NKY's Riverfront Commons project

WCPO Jul 27, 2019

Construction to begin next month on riverfront amphitheater, pier in Covington

WLWT 5 Cincinnati Jul 24, 2019

'Things are happening fast.' Construction underway on Newport concert venue

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BLINK has big plans for Northern Kentucky in 2019

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EXCLUSIVE: Corporex names next CEO

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$40M music venue will be built on riverfront in Newport

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AEG Presents Teams Up with Corporex Companies For New $40 Million Venue in Kentucky

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Major announcement coming for Newport's long-vacant Ovation site

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Deloitte Cincinnati 100: Who's on 2018 list of region's top private firms? Here's the list

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Lane One-on-One: Remaking a Company, Region or State Takes Unity, Clear Goals, Then the Plan

The Lane Report Oct 3, 2018

One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest logistics firms moving HQ

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New jobs coming to Covington riverfront

The Lane Report Sep 25, 2018

Covington Business Council’s annual event, ‘A Celebration of Covington,’ will honor Thomas Banta

The Northern Kentucky Tribune Jul 18, 2018

Corporex CEO: Now is Denver's 'time to shine'

Denver Business Journal May 7, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Toyota sells former NKY headquarters (Video)

Cincinnati Business Courier Feb 14, 2018

NKyMR18: Busy region is ready for further increase in leasing and sale action

The Lane Report Feb 5, 2018
Jul 20, 2022
Cincinnati Family

Build, Gain Tennis Skills at Five Seasons Cincinnati

Jul 20, 2022
Spectrum News 1

Young female engineer helps lead billion-dollar project

Jul 12, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer

Northern kentucky top commercial developments

Jun 29, 2022
Cincinnati Family

Mom Report: A Five Seasons Experience

Jun 21, 2022
WVXU

Ovation isn't just a music venue. Here's a look at the complete Newport development

May 19, 2022
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

Construction has started on Homewood Suites, a 132-room hotel, part of Corporex’s Ovation project

May 12, 2022
REBusinessOnline

Corporex Signs Logistics Firm to Office Lease at Ovation Office Building in Newport, Kentucky

May 11, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier

Corporex lands anchor tenant for Ovation office building

May 11, 2022
Link NKY

Newport’s Ovation adds anchor tenant in trucking logistics firm MegaCorp

May 11, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier

Corporex lands anchor tenant for Ovation office building

Apr 28, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier

Corporex to build 134-room hotel at $150 million Kenwood development

Apr 7, 2022
Link NKY

Corporex hires new marketing director

Apr 5, 2022
The Lane Report

Northern Kentucky Market Review 2022-2023 Flipbook

Apr 5, 2022
The Lane Report

COVER STORY: Reinventing Northern Kentucky’s riverfront real estate

Apr 5, 2022
The Lane Report

NKY real estate sector bolstered by small-town charm, urban allure

Mar 8, 2022
Spectrum News 1

Ovation project bringing luxury living and more to Newport

Feb 23, 2022
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

Corporex unveils plans for Newport $1billion Ovation, 25-acres with residences, office space, retail, more

Feb 22, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer

Ovation on the River: $1B project in Newport begins to take shape

Feb 22, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier

Ovation developer opens ‘experience center’ to show off $1 billion project: PHOTOS

Feb 20, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer

Ovation in Newport: New grocery, spa and luxury condos could be part of next phase of development

Dec 14, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer

Construction set to begin on next phase of $1B Ovation project in Newport

Dec 8, 2021
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

On heels of strong year, Corporex restructures leadership team, ready for stronger growth ahead

Nov 5, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier

Corporex adds former CEO of nation’s largest crane company to board

Oct 7, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier

Luxury residences coming to Ovation riverfront

Oct 7, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier

Luxury residences coming to Ovation riverfront

Oct 6, 2021
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

Final orange beam put in place on Ovation’s 100k sq. ft. office building in Newport, new era underway

Aug 30, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer

Review: Ovation is a great place to see a concert, especially this one

Aug 18, 2021
The Lane Report

Ovation project taking shape on Northern Kentucky riverfront

Aug 11, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier

Corporex to invest more than $180M in 18 months at Ovation project: SLIDESHOW

Jul 7, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer

'Reengage the river': Northern Kentucky cities reinvent their Ohio River shores

Jun 16, 2021
WCPO

Covington Plaza reimagines the riverfront, opens Friday

Jun 1, 2021
WVXU

Offices May Not Be The Same When We Return

May 26, 2021
Fox 19

Ovation site construction continues in Newport including new flood wall

May 14, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer

PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation: Lady A, The Struts coming this fall

May 13, 2021
WCPO

Take a first look at Newport's Pavilion at Ovation music venue

Apr 30, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier

Why this local college sold its long-term home and where it's headed

Apr 29, 2021

Ready to rock whenever the world is ready

Apr 7, 2021
The Lane Report

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED announces Tom Banta is New Chair of Board of Directors

Mar 31, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier

New music venue reveals murals spearheaded by Blink producer: PHOTOS

Mar 23, 2021
The Lane Report

Butler, Verst fund $1 million Boy Scouts lodge in NKY

Feb 22, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier

NKY company expands with second Cincinnati location, plans to add 70 new jobs

Jan 30, 2021
WCPO

NKY economy growing overall despite pandemic

Jan 10, 2021

Crews to install pedestrian bridge in Newport

Dec 16, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier

Dueling music venues nearing completion in Cincinnati, Newport

Dec 10, 2020
The Lane Report

Protective Life Corp. to relocate regional office to Covington

Dec 10, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier

Life insurer moving Cincinnati operations across the river

Aug 20, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier

Corporex adds 3 commercial real estate veterans

Jun 1, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier

EXCLUSIVE: Corporex moving forward on next $45 million piece of Ovation

May 5, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier

Get a look inside $50M high-rise apartments, and see how they are leasing during a pandemic: PHOTOS

May 4, 2020
WCPO

Renting, buying homes hasn't stopped across the Tri-State -- even during a pandemic

Apr 26, 2020
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

First residents move into Madison Place Apartments on Covington riverfront; take virtual tour of choices

Mar 24, 2020
The Lane Report

Multimillion dollar emergency fund set up to support NKY

Feb 28, 2020
The Lane Report

Gentis Solutions to invest $2.7M in Covington HQ; 80 jobs

Feb 27, 2020

STEP CG to Add 83 Jobs with Expansion of Covington HQ

Feb 4, 2020
The Lane Report

Northern Kentucky creating livable communities

Jan 21, 2020
The Lane Report

Northern Kentucky Market Review: Vibrant Growth

Nov 19, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

New Corporex CEO seeks team that can build on founder’s legacy

Oct 23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Donates $250,000 to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Oct 16, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

Blink marks region’s largest-ever event

Oct 6, 2019
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

BLINK: More ways to plan your experience –parade, VIP tickets, official stuff, daytime programs

Oct 3, 2019
Cincinnati Enquirer

Opinion: Newport music venue moving forward

Oct 3, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

Corporex provides funds for Cincinnati youth soccer organization to go national

Oct 2, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

NKY groups craft plan to bring regional growth organizations under one roof

Aug 30, 2019
The Lane Report

Corporex announces new partnership in restaurant management group

Aug 30, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

Two renowned Covington chefs join restaurant management group

Aug 27, 2019
WCPO

Crews set to begin work on Covington riverfront 'crown jewel,' with new trail, amphitheater

Aug 20, 2019
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

Phase 1 of Ovation project underway in Newport, with music venue, parking garage under construction

Aug 12, 2019
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

Rich and Lisa Boehne, Bill and Sue Butler each make $1million gifts to NKU’s LIFT Scholars program

Aug 12, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

NKU receives largest-ever combined gift

Jul 27, 2019
WCPO

Another milestone for NKY's Riverfront Commons project

Jul 24, 2019
WLWT 5 Cincinnati

Construction to begin next month on riverfront amphitheater, pier in Covington

Jul 16, 2019
Cincinnati Enquirer

'Things are happening fast.' Construction underway on Newport concert venue

Jul 11, 2019
WLWT 5 Cincinnati

BLINK has big plans for Northern Kentucky in 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Cincinnati Enquirer

Here's what Blink will be like in Northern Kentucky for 2019

Jun 18, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

EXCLUSIVE: Corporex names next CEO

Jun 11, 2019
WCPO

Check out what's planned as part of the development that includes Newport's new concert venue

May 24, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

Curtain rises on $1 billion Ovation project

May 10, 2019
The Lane Report

$40M music venue will be built on riverfront in Newport

May 10, 2019

AEG Presents Teams Up with Corporex Companies For New $40 Million Venue in Kentucky

May 9, 2019
Cincinnati Enquirer

Who is the man behind AEG/PromoWest?

May 9, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

$40 million music venue to jumpstart Ovation (Video)

May 7, 2019
WCPO

Major announcement coming for Newport's long-vacant Ovation site

May 1, 2019
Cincinnati Business Courier

EXCLUSIVE: Corporex invests more than $50M to create luxury riverfront apartments

Mar 6, 2019
The Lane Report

Northern Kentucky commercial and residential markets are vibrant

Nov 11, 2018
Cincinnati Enquirer

Deloitte Cincinnati 100: Who's on 2018 list of region's top private firms? Here's the list

Oct 3, 2018
The Lane Report

Lane One-on-One: Remaking a Company, Region or State Takes Unity, Clear Goals, Then the Plan

Sep 27, 2018
Cincinnati Business Courier

One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest logistics firms moving HQ

Sep 25, 2018
The Lane Report

New jobs coming to Covington riverfront

Jul 18, 2018
The Northern Kentucky Tribune

Covington Business Council’s annual event, ‘A Celebration of Covington,’ will honor Thomas Banta

May 7, 2018
Denver Business Journal

Corporex CEO: Now is Denver's 'time to shine'

Feb 14, 2018
Cincinnati Business Courier

EXCLUSIVE: Toyota sells former NKY headquarters (Video)

Feb 5, 2018
The Lane Report

NKyMR18: Busy region is ready for further increase in leasing and sale action

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