When Darin Hall needed a name for his real estate development company in Cincinnati, “civitas” came to mind. “That’s a good Latin word we learned from Mrs. Sarbanes,” he said, noting that it means citizenship or citizen community. Darin brings to the Civitas Development Group his experience at the Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority, where he oversaw development efforts to reimagine parts of the city or surrounding areas.
“Civitas is a little company and are trying to demonstrate that, with our experience working in cities, we can collaborate with larger companies that may not have this experience and do public-private partnerships,” Darin explained. One of his recent projects involved building 20 new homes in Columbus. On future projects, Darin hopes to work with another Gilman grad in the area, Tilghman Strudwick.
Darin’s older daughter is a rising senior at Spelman College, and his younger daughter is a rising high school junior. His wife works with Macy’s Corporate Services. “We are fully vaccinated and doing fine,” he said last spring. “We are thankful for what the universe has given us.”
reported by Ted Winstead '85