North American Properties

North American Properties (NAP) develops, manages, and invests in real estate. NAP’s projects include multifamily and student housing, mixed-use, retail and grocery-anchored shopping centers, hotels and offices, and condominium developments across the U.S. While Real Estate is the core of NAP, more recently, NAP has diversified and invested in portfolio companies to build strong businesses that include Eleeo Brands, Nehemiah Manufacturing Co., Skyline Chili, Inc., and the Cincinnati Reds. NAP makes meaningful investments so communities can thrive. We have done it with stability, strength, and a strong investment in our people since 1954.


North American Properties strives to develop a better world starting in the communities we serve. Outside of our traditional real estate development, we seek investment opportunities and form active partnerships with visionary leaders to build strong businesses.

We partner with strong leaders who share our values and a similar sense of contribution to society.

Whether it’s stewarding an iconic brand like the Cincinnati Reds or Skyline Chili, we roll up our sleeves and do the work so our partners can succeed.

Thomas Williams

Chief Executive Officer, North American Properties

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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North American Properties commits to working with its portfolio company, Nehemiah Manufacturing Co., to promote diversity and inclusion by hiring second-chance citizens for 75% of our workforce. Our workforce is very diverse, many of whom are women and minorities.

Activities & Initiatives

Back in 2009, I partnered with Dan Meyer (IC steward) and founded Nehemiah Manufacturing Co.  Nehemiah Manufacturing is a consumer products company located in Cincinnati. We founded Nehemiah with the specific purpose of creating jobs in the inner city. We purposely located our main facility in a very challenging neighborhood. Fourteen years later we are proud to say that over 75% of our workforce (over 150 people) have been incarcerated for crimes ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Our workforce is very diverse, many of whom are women and minorities. Our current plan is to double the size of the company in less than three years and greatly increase our workforce of second-chance citizens.

Measures & Targets

We will measure progress by tracking the percentage of second-chance citizens in the workforce with a total goal of doubling the employee size in three years.


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Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.