We build communities, and together, we cultivate relationships and partnerships to make a positive & healthy impact on the people we serve.
Connecting people for the common good and creating a unique place to live and call home
The Ackermann Group has a deep family history and rich legacy with 85 years of experience. As a third-generation owner, Dobbs Ackermann has led the Ackermann Group as an influential property management and development leader since 1997. Dobbs focused the business on one primary goal: to serve the community positively.
Today, multi-family real estate investment and property management comprise the majority of the company’s business, with a focus on communities in dependable markets. Our corporate headquarters is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and we have invested in assets in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and South Carolina.
At Ackermann Group, the business of building communities comes down to creating neighborhoods where families flourish, and businesses thrive. We care deeply about the communities we create and the neighborhoods where we live and work.
We make an unwavering commitment to act with honesty, integrity, and accountability in every interaction with other employees, business partners, and residents.
We are stronger when we work together. We communicate respectfully and collaborate openly. We develop strong leaders through employee empowerment, training, and career growth opportunities.
Excellence is our standard, and we are committed to continuous improvement. We take pride in our work and the impact we make.
Our actions are a reflection of who we are. We stay professional, we honor our commitments, and we listen generously.
We work hard and have fun doing it. We celebrate wins together and strive to bring a high level of energy to the work we do. Don’t just have fun; create it.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dobbs Ackermann is a third-generation owner of Ackermann Group. He has been involved in all facets of the business, including development, management, investment, and construction. Dobbs sits on the Investment Committee.
Driven by an interest in building communities, Dobbs completed formal training in construction to guide the Ackermann Group Development division in the subdivision, retail, office, and apartment development. Dobbs is experienced in government approval processes and gained public funding experience with tax increment financing, industrial revenue bonds, new market tax credits, and revenue agreements (state and municipal).
Dobbs is dedicated to making our region one of the most vibrant places to live and work.
Dobbs received his B.A. from Emerson College.
Chief Operations Officer
Greg Long joined Ackermann Group in 1999. His experience with Ackermann Group began as a Project Manager, followed by time spent as Controller and an Executive Vice President. Greg’s growth in the company has provided him with experience in onsite management, development, and acquisition. He leverages his expertise with associate relations to better understand the company’s needs, residents, clients, and investors.
Today, in his role as COO, he oversees the day-to-day operations of Human Resources, Risk Management, and Residential Property Management. Greg creates a community at Ackermann Group where people feel welcome to share ideas, collaborate and improve.
Greg received his B.A. from Wilmington College.
Chief Financial Officer
John Wendt brought his considerable professional experience to Ackermann Group in 2000. His responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of finance for new real estate development, equity placement, and maintenance. John participates in leasing and sales negotiations with tenants and builders and provides oversight and accountability for multi-family development, contract review and negotiation, and strategic planning facilitation. John sits on the Investment Committee.
Driven by challenge and success, John values loyalty, integrity, and the entrepreneurial spirit. He is a highly sought business counselor and founded the strategic implementation firm Business Implementation Services of the Midwest, LLC, and co-founded H.K. Campbell & Company, a regional CPA and consulting firm. John is a CPA with a B.S. from Purdue University.
Chief Investment Officer
Chris Kohnen joined Ackermann Group in 2006. His responsibilities include developing and communicating Ackermann’s investment strategy, overseeing the acquisition team efforts to grow the company’s expanding real estate portfolio and managing the companies’ series of investment funds. Chris is also responsible for attracting private equity and managing investor relationships. Under Chris’ management the company Chris raised $216 million of private equity and transacted $723 million of total value, across 24 properties, 6,000 units. Chris sits on the Executive Committee and Investment Committee.
Chris is the Managing Broker at Ackermann Group, holding a Real Estate Broker’s License in the State of Ohio. He has over 35 years of experience investing, managing, and selling real estate. As a member company of the National Multi-Housing Council and the local, state and national Apartment Association, Chris has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association and the Apartment Association Outreach, Inc. Chris received his B.A. from Xavier University.
Steve Kohler joined Ackermann Group in 2017. He is responsible for managing the accounting department, building a high-performing team, and identifying opportunities to improve the company’s reporting and analysis capabilities. Steven sits on the Investment Committee.
He is also responsible for maintaining relationships with lending partners and identifying creative solutions for deals through capital structure. Before Ackermann Group, Steve accumulated a decade of experience in public accounting with a large regional firm. He is a licensed CPA in Ohio and holds a BS from Xavier University.
President of Property Management Services
Kellie Turner joined Ackermann Group in 2022 with over 20 years’ experience in Property Management. Kellie began her career as a Sales Consultant and was a Property Manager for nearly a decade; specializing in urban and suburban total renovation and lease-up projects. As a Regional Manager for four years, Kellie continued to expand her knowledge and skillset; focusing on the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Columbus, and Cleveland markets. Kellie’s adept analytical and organizational traits, ability to train, inspire, and develop teams, and reputation for consistently outperforming expectations allowed her to be highly impactful as a Regional Vice President from 2015 to 2022.
As the President of Property Management Services at Ackermann Group, Kellie oversees all facets of Operations while working in tandem with the Acquisitions and Development/Construction Teams. Kellie’s mentality of servant leadership, passion for mentoring, and intimate understanding of operations and financial acumen make a meaningful contribution to the success of Ackermann Group and the high-trust, results driven culture across the organization. Kellie received her B.A. in Finance from Northern Kentucky University.
Director of Strategy &
At Ackermann Group, we build community together. We have created unique programs for each facet of community life that reflects how our company lives, works, and plays. It’s more than just an apartment. It is your home. The Ackermann Group creates opportunities for residents to connect with friends and neighbors where they live.
These programs were designed to enhance the residential experience and promote residents to live, work, and thrive. At the Ackermann Group, we live by these principles, which have become the backbone of how we operate and connect.