Founder of Towne Properties
In 1961 Neil Bortz, Lamber Agin, and Marvin Rosenberg founded Towne Properties. Its mission was to develop well-located, well-designed, well-constructed, and well-managed "Great Places to Live." Towne's first challenge was to lead the renaissance of Cincinnati's Mt. Adams, then a declining, inner-city neighborhood adjacent to downtown with great views and innate charm. The successes on "The Hill" were soon applied to the creation of award-winning apartment communities throughout Great Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lexington, Kentucky. By the mid 1970's, Towne began to diversify into land development, offices, and retail. Throughout its history, Towne has never lost sight of its original philosophy: a Master Developer that carefully follows every steop of the development process from concept to long-term management. Towne has created truly "Great Places to Live, Work, Shop and Play" and earned the undisputed title of the region's Most Honored Developer.