Real Estate

Highest and best use…®

Opportunities and constraints strategically transformed

The commercial, residential, industrial, and institutional real estate markets value CEC as a trusted advisor for every stage of the project lifecycle: from acquisition and development through construction and maintenance. Our design, construction, LEED®-accredited, and green infrastructure-certified professionals deliver buildable and permittable solutions that promote sustainable, healthy, safe, and functional environments. We’ve earned the trust of our clients by addressing complex site constraints, navigating regulatory and entitlement issues, and providing timely and valuable due diligence—all with a goal to increase market competitiveness, asset appreciation, and return on investment.

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Zoning and Regulatory Review
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Utility Assessments
  • Brownfield Grant Applications
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Ecological and Cultural Resource Assessments
  • Surveying

  • Site Planning/Master Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Site Grading and Earthwork
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality Design
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control Design
  • Utility Design
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering Roadway Improvements
  • Green Roof Design
  • Earth Retention Structures
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Structural Engineering

  • Zoning/Re-Zoning/Site Plan Approval
  • Wetland and Stream Impacts and Mitigation
  • Endangered Species Permitting
  • NPDES Permitting
  • Effluent Limitation Guidelines
  • DOT Permitting

  • Design-Build
  • Construction Monitoring and CQA
  • Construction Management
  • International Building Code Special Inspections
  • Stormwater Discharge Monitoring and Compliance
  • Construction As-Builts

  • Asset Information Management
  • Leasing Plans and Exhibits
  • Green Roof Performance Monitoring
  • Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation
  • Site Infrastructure Maintenance
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Stormwater Discharge Monitoring and Compliance

Real estate continues to be the largest asset class in the world. At CEC, we’ve earned the trust of our clients by providing responsive service and the highest quality solutions across a multitude of industry sectors. There are myriad issues that can make or break your project. Our experienced team of engineers, scientists, surveyors, and professional consultants have the expertise to address every one — across every stage of the project lifecycle — from site selection and planning through development, construction, maintenance, and beyond. By integrating survey, environmental, landscape architecture, geotechnical, transportation, structural, and civil engineering services, we’re able to create valuable efficiencies for our clients’ projects. And when it comes to implementing permitting strategies to overcome complex site constraints and regulatory or entitlement obstacles, our team has established a proven track record of success. To learn more about our expertise in the real estate industry, visit our website, or give us a call. We’d love to discuss how we can add value to your project.

John Imbus

John Imbus, P.E.

Real Estate Lead

(513) 483-3503 | Read Bio


John Imbus

Mr. Imbus is a registered Professional Engineer and Vice President with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) where he serves as the corporate leader of the Real Estate Market Group. As a consulting organization, CEC focuses its operations on market groups with support from all of the firm’s multi-disciplined practices. As a market group leader, Mr. Imbus is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various Real Estate submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for growing market share and revenues. Using his experience, along with market knowledge and long-term client relationships, Mr. Imbus leads CEC’s Real Estate market activities with a focus on new practices/capabilities, strategic new hires, geographic expansion, and business development initiatives.

Mr. Imbus has been with CEC for more than 25 years and most recently served as the Cincinnati Office Lead. He provides senior leadership on a wide variety of site development projects and is responsible for managing some of CEC’s largest real estate clients. Mr. Imbus’ experience ranges from greenfield site due diligence to brownfield redevelopment of industrial properties.

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