Press Release

Home Sales booming at Corporex’s Ovation Riverfront Development

Despite a forecasted slowdown in the overall residential market by Redfin and, Corporex has started out 2023 with booming home sales.


Despite a forecasted slowdown in the overall residential market by Redfin and, Corporex has started out 2023 with booming home sales and continued high demand at Ovation, the Midwest’s hottest mixed-use development.

In the last week, four luxury homes were sold for a cumulative $4 million in sales, taking total sales past the 50% mark for available inventory at The Boardwalk Residences at Ovation.  Construction of two of residential buildings is underway with completion planned for the first quarter of 2024.

Demand and desire for a home at Ovation is coming from parties both near and far.  Many buyers of homes at The Boardwalk Residences are from Ohio and Kentucky, as well as states across the country.

Joe and Jodi McCarthy retired out of Washington, DC a few years ago.  Since then, they have been searching for the ideal place for their forever home. Since they have lived in several areas of the country, they were open to any location that met a certain set of requirements.  They wanted a view, a nearby airport, access to great medical care and the ability to walk to local establishments and sports venues. While Cincinnati is Joe’s hometown, Jodi is originally from Spokane, Washington so options, geographically, were wide open. They considered many locations across the country, but none of them really struck them as a perfect fit, until Ovation.

While traveling this past December they were in the Galápagos Islands and, over coffee, they stumbled on the Ovation website. It struck them as an exciting prospect and worth a special trip to see more. Since their current home residence is in Nevada, they changed their return travel plans and left Quito, Ecuador and headed straight for the Cincinnati Airport. After a brief discussion with the team at Ovation, viewing the area, and learning more details, they knew this was the ideal location for them to call home.

“While considering multiple areas across the country, we found The Boardwalk Residences at Ovation checked all of the boxes for our forever home, beautiful views, modern amenities, a convenient location with an urban feel and great access to sports and entertainment; all while the team at Ovation exuded energy and excitement for this project that creates a personal, custom feel to the process,” noted the McCarthys.

While there are unique residential developments throughout the region, Ovation offers an unparalleled experience for residents and the community.  Beyond the unobstructed river and skyline views, there is a direct connection to the rivers in a parklike setting, bordered by a 1500 ft wooden boardwalk peppered with unique restaurant choices that serve as the base of The Boardwalk Residences.  This fully activated community encompasses living, working, and entertaining, complete with an urban environment that facilitates walkable egress to downtown Cincinnati and neighboring hotspots like Newport on the Levee.  This is what buyers have connected with as they flock to choose the home and floor plan that suits them.

“We are thrilled with the strong sales at Ovation and are excited to see the continued interest in the development,” said Thomas Banta, Chief Real Estate Officer at Corporex. “Ovation is a unique and dynamic project that offers a range of amenities and options for residents, with incredible riverfront views of the downtown Cincinnati skyline.  The unmatched sales pace is a testament to the quality and appeal of this urban active riverfront community.”

Ovation is a 25-acre mixed-use development at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers in Newport, Ky.  Corporex is transforming the once-empty land into a vibrant riverfront community offering accessibility, convenience, and connectivity to a world-class music venue, state-of-the-art-office buildings, residential options, hotels, open and active green spaces, and unique restaurants, bars, and experiences.

Construction on a 5-story office building and Homewood Suites by Hilton will be completed in 2023.  The MegaCorp Pavilion music and event venue at Ovation was opened in fall 2021.  There are two garage structures serving as foundations for the development and are nearing completion.

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