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Terry comes to Reiner Property Group with a variety of administrative and legal experience. She helps to manage the day-to-day operations of the company.
Walt Reiner | 1943 - 2018
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"We are creating a new private social enterprise through developing the Franklinton Village which should employ area residents (subject to the city cooperating and approving all aspects of the complex new concept)."
Walter Reiner passed away suddenly on September 30, 2018 at his home. He was 74.
Walt lived in Delaware County along the Hoover Reservoir, but a big part of his heart remained in the Linden area, where he grew up. Reiner was a long time member of the North Linden Area Commission, and he constantly worked to help revive the neighborhood.
"He didn't live in Linden, but he was very much a part of Linden," said John Lathram, a North Linden area commissioner. "He wanted to see Linden succeed. He was concerned about kids in the neighborhood."
Reiner was the longtime owner of Reiner Realty and Consultants on the Northeast Side. He also was a history buff.
In 1978, he and his wife, Lois, bought the Deardurff House, a log cabin built in 1807 on what is now South Gift Street in Franklinton .
The house might have been used as a post office and trading post. They have been restoring it since. It is thought to be the oldest home in Franklin County on its original site.
"He was interested in history, architecture, and had a compelling need to preserve it," said Terry Sanese, an office manager at Reiner's Westerville Road realty office, itself an historic log home.
"He really valued historical things that could not only inform but inspire people," said his son, Adam Reiner, who lives in New York City. Adam also said his father felt he needed to give back to the community in which he grew up, donating books to Linden-area kids, for example.
Kwodwo Ababio, who owns the New Harvest Café, said Reiner had a love for veterans. Reiner served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Ohio Military Hall of Fame. "He had a respect for everybody, and everybody had respect for Walt," Ababio said.
Lathram said Reiner was really concerned about how Linden was portrayed. "The media will portray Linden in a bad light. He spoke positively about residents making a difference," he said. "Whoever takes his spot has some pretty big shoes to fill."
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Ed joined Reiner Property Group has an associate, responsible for bidding projects, compiling data, bookkeeping, payroll, and more.
As well as brokering and managing modern real estate, Walt has also overseen historic restorations, such as the 1815 Jonathan and Hannah Noble Log Home, the Franklinton 1897 Log Post Office, and the Adena Court Apartments.
Walt also had a personal interest in the environment, having grown up working in his family's nursery and landscape construction business. He has built wetlands, aided the National Academy of Sciences, started Topsoil Direct (the Reiner Realty topsoil business), and become a member of the Wheaton Club.
Walt was also the president of Turn Key Construction., Inc., a building and development company. Turn Key has years of experience in creating both residential and business subdivisions.
He was also a member of the Franklinton Board of Trade, and served on the board of trustees for the Franklinton Historical Society and the Johnny Appleseed Foundation. He served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Military Hall of Fame For Valor, and also was a commissioner for the North Linden Area Commission, which is dedicated to assisting an impoverished and high crime area of Columbus. He was president of the North Linden/Northeast Columbus Business Association, a 501(c)(3) organization chartered to deal with urban crime, blight, and social issues.
Lois is the principal of Reiner Property Group. She manages various properties and accounts, and had been working with her husband, Walt, since they first opened in the early 1970s. She has years of experience in property sales, as well as retail.
Lois has a Masters degree in Education from The Ohio State University.
Walt was an experienced and qualified realtor, with a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Masters Degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (known as Thunderbird). He also passed the state exams for both Residential and General Appraisal in 1991, and is a member of the FIABCI-Ohio Council of the International Real Estate Federation.
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