CDF and developers

CDF works with developers at every stage of a project’s life cycle.


Developers who work with CDF share our passion for Greater Cincinnati. They are dedicated, visionary people who care not only about the history and architecture of our neighborhoods but also about the people who live and work there.

CDF supports qualified developers at every stage of a project’s life cycle. We offer acquisition, stabilization and predevelopment loans; construction loans and permanent financing; SBA504 financing; Historic Tax Credit bridge loans and New Markets Tax Credits.


Are you ready to work with us?

Find out What Contractors Need to Know about Working with CDF and complete our CDF Contractor Approval Form, which is required for all first-time borrowers.

We can help determine if your project is eligible for funding. Simply complete and submit a Project Eligibility Determination Form. We will evaluate your project and let you know if one of our loan products might be right for you.

If you’re prepared to apply for financing, complete and submit the appropriate application:

Application for Real Estate Financing – Predevelopment
Application for Real Estate Financing – Construction
Personal Financial Statement (required for all applicants)
Global Personal Financial Statement (required if applicant has other real estate holdings)


Still in the planning stages?

Many developers come to CDF with a vision of what a property could become, but they haven’t developed a complete strategy as to how to get there. Our staff can offer guidance as you create a project pro forma and development budget. Send us a note at with as many details as possible about your proposed project, and one of our loan officers will contact you.



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Cincinnati Development Fund

1224 Race Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 721-7211