Grandin Properties Story

About Grandin Properties

After a successful career at Procter & Gamble where she was the company’s first female brand manager, Peg Wyant sought out her next challenge as a real estate entrepreneur. Inspired by a love of historic architecture, interior design, and sustainability, Peg believed she could fill a niche in the local market

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by offering Cincinnati apartments lovingly restored in the most distinctive neighborhoods. Long before crowds began lining up for reservations on Vine Street, Peg had a vision for the future of Cincinnati that saw young people returning to or staying in their hometown, desiring the lifestyle and amenities of the more densely populated cities from which they came or visited. Grandin Properties was born from a love of new spaces in classic places. The European lifestyle of walkable urban neighborhoods where a real community gathers together around a shared love of place is the foundation of Grandin’s continued success. Grandin intentionally invests in neighborhoods like Hyde Park, Eden Park, Mt. Adams, East Walnut Hills, Over-the-Rhine, and Covington, Kentucky because these are the neighborhoods that offer the beauty of historic architecture set against the urban landscape of walkable amenities. Grandin chooses to invest in inspiring locations where the sweeping. grandeur of historic architecture meets sophisticated and modern interior renovations. Grandin tenants have the ability to step out their doors and walk to quaint cafés, classic museums, enticing shopping districts, and sprawling parks. To feel a sense of history and beauty where you live; this is the essence of life with Grandin Properties. We are not only committed to sustainability through our work in historic preservation and the promotion of a walkable lifestyle, but are one of the first property developers in Cincinnati to utilize solar energy. Our values extend beyond our business with annual investments in local non-profits supporting urban education. Finally, our team of professional and hard-working staff commits themselves to support our tenants to the highest levels of satisfaction. We invite you to reach out and schedule a tour today. Let us help you find your dream apartment in Cincinnati.

After a successful career at Procter & Gamble where she was the company’s first female brand manager, Peg Wyant sought out her next challenge as a real estate entrepreneur. Inspired by a love of historic architecture, interior design, and sustainability, Peg believed she could fill a niche in the local market by offering Cincinnati apartments lovingly restored in the most distinctive neighborhoods.

Long before crowds began lining up for reservations on Vine Street, Peg had a vision for the future of Cincinnati that saw young people returning to or staying in their hometown, desiring the lifestyle and amenities of the more densely populated cities from which they came or visited. Grandin Properties was born from a love of new spaces in classic places. The European lifestyle of walkable urban neighborhoods where a real community gathers together around a shared love of place is the foundation of Grandin’s continued success.

Grandin intentionally invests in neighborhoods like Hyde Park, Eden Park, Mt. Adams, East Walnut Hills, Over-the-Rhine, and Covington, Kentucky because these are the neighborhoods that offer the beauty of historic architecture set against the urban landscape of walkable amenities. Grandin chooses to invest in inspiring locations where the sweeping grandeur of historic architecture meets sophisticated and modern interior renovations.

Grandin tenants have the ability to step out their doors and walk to quaint cafés, classic museums, enticing shopping districts, and sprawling parks. To feel a sense of history and beauty where you live; this is the essence of life with Grandin Properties.

We are not only committed to sustainability through our work in historic preservation and the promotion of a walkable lifestyle, but are one of the first property developers in Cincinnati to utilize solar energy. As a Certified Women-Owned Business, we believe it is essential to live our values and work to improve our communities.

Our founder, Peg Wyant, along with her son and Squash Educational Alliance founder, Tim Wyant, launched the Cincincinnati Squash Academy in 2016. Housed in Grandin Properties’ Emanuel Center, CSA uses the disciplined game of squash to help transform talented students in underserved communities into scholar-athletes, productive citizens, and future leaders with character on the path to and through college. Above all, our team of professional and hard-working staff take pride in serving our tenants to the highest levels of satisfaction. We invite you to reach out and schedule a tour today. Let us help you find your dream apartment in Cincinnati.



Peg Wyant

After having worked for The Procter & Gamble Company for 16 years, Peg founded Grandin Properties in 1988 with the first purchase of the Peebles Building in Hyde Park Square. The original strategy – buying, renovating, and managing historic properties in Cincinnati’s best, walkable neighborhoods – has been in place since that time. She is committed to historic preservation, the environment, and the Cincinnati community. Peg and her husband Jack, a venture capitalist, have four children and nine grandchildren.


Kathy Meier

Community Leader

Kathy began her career at The Proctor & Gamble Company on Ivory Liquid, where she first started working with Peg. She and Peg have worked together almost continuously for almost 50 years. She joined Grandin Properties in the mid-90s and served as its COO until retiring in 2019. Kathy and her husband Bill, live in Cincinnati, Ohio and Kiowa, North Carolina. They have four children and seven grandchildren.


Jack Wyant, Jr.

Director of Squash, University of Pennsylvania

Following a position in brand management at The Procter & Gamble Company, Jack currently serves as the Director of Squash at the University of Pennsylvania where he has worked for the last 15 years. A graduate of Princeton University, Jack and his wife, Amelia, have three children and live in Wilmington, Delaware.


Missy Smit

#1 Female Real Estate Agent in San Francisco

Missy has been a real estate agent for 15 years and consistently ranks within the top 10 agents in San Francisco. Prior to being a founding agent of Compass San Francisco in 2016, Missy was the #1 producer at Hill & Company. A graduate of Princeton University, Missy and her husband, Yvo, have two children and live in San Francisco, California.


Tim Wyant

Executive Director, Squash and Education Alliance

After co-founding the Squash and Education Alliance in 2005, a non-profit organization dedicated to urban youth with 25 programs in the U.S and abroad, Tim currently serves as the Executive Director. Prior to SEA he played squash professionally for two years. A graduate of Harvard University, Tim and his wife, Meeta, have two children and live in Brooklyn, New York.


Chris Wyant

Deputy Chief Program Officer, Obama Foundation

Following a position at Credit Swiss in New York City, Chris began working for Barrack Obama in his first campaign. For the Obama administration he worked in the White House, headed the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and is now Deputy Chief Program Officer for the Obama Foundation. A graduate of Yale University, Chris and his wife, Lauren, have two children and live in Chicago, Illinois.


“Since 1988, Grandin Properties’ strategic focus has been best-of-class walkable urban neighborhoods.”


Tricia Collins

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Tricia joined the company in March 2020. An accomplished Executive Assistant who began her career working for Jack Wyant and has worked with the Wyant family for 25 years. She enjoys cheering for her hometown sports teams, especially the Cincinnati Reds, traveling on cruise ships, and spending time with her friends and family. She studied Business at the University of Cincinnati. Tricia and her husband, Keith, have three children.


Katlin Kallmeyer

Leasing and Event Manager

Katlin joined the company in August 2019. She is responsible for leasing 15 residential buildings and our event space, The Penthaus. She is a competitive weightlifter, an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She graduated with a Marketing degree from Northern Kentucky University.


Chandler James

Accounting Intern

Chandler joined Grandin Properties in February 2021. He is from Columbus, Ohio. He enjoys staying fit and exercising through playing team sports. He is very involved with his business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, at his college, University of Cincinnati. He will graduate in December of 2021 with a Finance and Economics degree.


James McFarland

Maintenance Tech

James joined the company in February 2013. He is responsible for the maintenance and custodian departments in Over-the-Rhine and takes pride in his work. He loves collaborating with his colleagues and is the smiling face at Grandin Properties in OTR. A native Cincinnatian, he enjoys spending time with his family and most especially his four grandchildren.


Jim Vaske

Maintenance Technician


Chris Pommering

Maintenance Technician



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