Commercial Real Estate Services | Worldwide

Serving the Columbus Region Since 1971

We are a full service Commercial Real Estate company capable of helping you and your business take control of your real estate needs.

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Sales and Leasing

We have a proven record of successful real estate transactions including the sales and leasing of land, office, retail, and industrial properties throughout Central Ohio and around the world. NAI Ohio Equities is a dedicated team, ready to work for you. We have an in-house marketing team that will assist all sales associates on how to best list your property. Let one of our professionals work with you on listing your property today.

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Tenant Representation

If you are new to the Columbus region, expanding your business, or simply looking for new space, our talented and professional tenant representatives will help you understand the process. NAI Ohio Equities is here to walk you through all aspects of site selection; from discovery and identification phase all the way through the negotiation and signing of your new lease or closing on your new space.

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Property Management

NAI Ohio Equities’ team includes 20 helpful and talented property managers, each hired to make sure your property functions effectively. From snow removal to security to HVAC repairs, our property management experts offer peace of mind that every last concern is being considered, managed, and repaired. We also offer full accounting support tailored to your operation.

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Our agents have been helping clients find the perfect real estate solutions for all of their business needs since 1971. Our team members are ready and anxious to offer their assistance for whatever you need.

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Market Reports

Market Reports

The Columus Office Market continues to stay on pace with new construction as vacancy and absorption have remained relatively flat, while rental rates continue to climb.

Quoted rantal rates ended the third quarter at $18.45/SF, an increase of 2.9% year to date, when rents were reported at $17.93/SF at the end of Q4 2017.

The largest lease signings so far in 2018 inclide the 64,000 SF lease signed by Root Insurance at 80 E. Rich St and the 30,000 SF lease signed bu Ferguson Construction at 3595 Johnny Appleseed Court.

The Office vacancvy rate remained relatively flat at the end of the third quarter of 2018. This is a slight increase from 6.8% since the end of Q$ 2017.

Property Management

Property Management

Professional Property Management is critical to ensuring the longevity and vitality of your commercial real estate investment. At NAI Ohio Equities, we provide active management and integrated resources to preserve and enhance the value of each of your company's real estate assets. We provide a complete and competitive range of property management services for industrial, office, medical, and retail buildings, as well as educational and multi-family properties and home-owner associations.

All NAI Ohio Equities managed assets operate in accordance with our Property Service Standards Program that promotes consistent, high-level operational practices, yet is designed with the flexibility to cater to the unique needs of each property and client.

Case Studies and Testimonials

"Ryan McGreevy very professionally handled the sale of this property and I was very satisfied with his work. I look forward to doing future business together."

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"Each and every prospective deal is always handled in a professional and compelling manner. Furthermore, the attention to detail and analysis provided with each RFP has greatly helped the partners in their decision making."

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"The NAI Ohio Equities Industrial Team has done an excellent job for us. After purchasing Southeast Industrial Park our goal has been to sell the buildings individually. Their team has clearly communicated our objectives to the brokerage community and end users. Through an aggressive marketing effort they have been able to sell 13 of the 18 buildings in the park. We appreciate their determined and honest approach to business."

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"Working with Matt Gregory and Andy Dutcher was fantastic. They were both very energetic and knowledgeable, responding quickly to our various needs and questions. Both are very personable, understood our needs, and strongly supported our effort to start a social enterprise. I would highly recommend them both."

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"Joe Menninger and Philip Bird were a delight to work with. They completely understood our parameters and the necessity to sell our real estate, while continuing to maintain our operations in the space during and after the sale."

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"We have grown significantly in the past few years and had to lease space at three separate locations in order to accomodate the needs of the agency. I was delighted with the personal commitment made by both Peter Merkle and Matt Gregory to find us a property that met all of Alvis House's needs. The time and effort they have put forth has been invaluable."

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Recent News

Six Must-Consider Factors When Investing in Commercial Real Estate

January 8, 2019

So you’re embarking on a journey in commercial real estate investment. Commercial real estate investing can be incredibly rewarding by providing additional income, security, and longevity that are less common in other types of investments. However, whether you’re looking at an office space, industrial location, flex space, or rental property, amongst the varied other commercial real estate properties, it is important to consider a few factors prior to beginning your new journey.

It is pivotal to ask yourself, are my financials organized to invest? How much do you want to invest? How will you finance the investment? Will you involve lenders? What kind of return do you need or expect? Remember to stay organized and plan a budget prior to obtaining the property. It can help you close the sale more quickly, and also figure out what property fits into your financial plan.

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Death of big box stores has not affected Columbus retail real estate

December 20, 2018

The year may have been full of headlines about the death of the big box, but retail has been an active segment of the local commercial real estate market this year.

Data from NAI Ohio Equities showed vacancy among local retail space down half a percentage point to 3 percent compared to the second quarter of 2018, with 621,300 square feet of space absorbed during the quarter.

Rents are up 2.9 percent to $12.94 per square foot from the previous quarter, even as 23,700 square feet of space in three new buildings came online. Cap rates this year have been down just a bit to 8.12 percent from 8.38 in 2017.

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Thinking About Investing in an Opportunity Zone? Consider This First

December 11, 2018

Opportunity Zones is a new buzzworthy concept that has investors’ interest piqued. Areas of the country that have been left behind after the Great Recession have been deemed Opportunity Zones and are now getting a refresh with private capital and development.

Now that we have established what Opportunity Zones are, what makes them so attractive to investors?

Investing in Opportunity Zones offers federal tax incentives for realizing the capital gains into the opportunity funds,which are used to propel business and commercial real estate development in thelow-income areas that have been dubbed as these Opportunity Zones. The opportunity for deferred capital gains tax and opportunity for lower-costcapital created by the program has piqued the interest of many investors.

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Employment Opportunities

NAI Ohio Equities is hiring. If you are looking for employment with our company and fit the requirements we are looking for, we would love to meet you. Please review any job openings below, and if interested, please click on the listings to view more information and apply. Thanks!