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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

Industrial vacancy increased to 7.5% with a positive absorptionof 3.3 million SF in 2020.

Amazon accounts for 20% of all leasing activity in Columbus for 2020. The company signed a leased in August for 1.1 million SF a phase I of The Hub development at London Groveport which delivered in September. Amazon signed another lease in September, with plans to occupy a 1.2-million-SF speculative property delivered in the Licking County Submarket in June.

Rates continue to rise, however, Columbus is an affordable industrial market, with rents averaging $5.30/SF – around 40% below the national average.

Sale price per SF continues to rise and cap rates continue to fall. After a slow start in the first quarter, sales volume made a strong showing in the first half of 2020 thanks to an active second quarter.

Developers remain aggresive for land sites.

“The Columbus industrial market continues to exceed expectations through 2020 going into 2021. With 12-month net absorption at 3.3 million square feet and 10 MSF delivered this year, construction numbers are just trying to keep pace.” - Blake DeCrane, Industrial Specialist

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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

Green and lean: smart ways retail, and CRE, can clean up its act

February 11, 2021

Green and sustainable retail has been a talking point for at least two decades, but it has previously been characterized as “unachievable” and even “unaffordable” with some of the big brand retailers detailing how they experienced push back from consumers as greener principles led to increased prices, especially in the early 2000s.

This is, however, a very different conversation today in 2021, with Gen Z and younger millennials sustainability-minded. There is a long-overdue green movement in retail, and adoption is often rewarded with customer loyalty.

So how can you make your retail greener and leaner, and how can we in commercial real estate (CRE) help you in that sustainability journey?

The Youth (And Tenants) Will Lead Us

Reams of research agrees, the youth want greener retail. A Nielsen report from 2015 (which already seems an age ago) found that almost three-quarters (73%) of millennials say they will pay more for sustainable goods. And FirstInsight’s 2018 study found that 62% of Gen Z shoppers prefer to purchase from brands that are seen as sustainable.

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Three Ways Brokers Can Protect Their Data

January 28, 2021

It’s 2021 and nothing is more valuable than data. In today’s world of business, data is gold.

For commercial real estate, data has been playing an imperative role in shaping successful strategies. From small boutique brokerages to global firms, being data-driven is a must to keep pace with the industry’s contemporary movements.

When it comes to data, the most important thing is knowing how to properly leverage the information. Having data is necessary, but the value of data depends on how it’s used. As businesses strive to better flex their data capacities, a new concern is arising: data security.

Today, nearly every brokerage is safeguarding a hub of sensitive data. Information from every deal, asset, and client is digitally stored and used for analysis. This data needs to be kept safe - here’s why, and how your brokerage can protect its priceless data.

Why It’s Important to Keep Data Safe

The proper application of data allows businesses to make predictive analysis, helping them to better understand the next best moves to make.

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Space: the Not-So-New Amenity Everyone Wants

December 10, 2020

Commercial real estate trends are always adapting. The best-selling features of today aren’t always the same ones we’ll see tomorrow. In this business, keeping up with the latest requires due diligence into the market’s hottest items. The ebbs and flows of tenant demands make it imperative for CRE pros to stay abreast of what’s selling and what’s not.

Right now, a new trend is emerging on the radar of real estate development. No, it’s not a new technology or lifestyle toy – it’s space. Space has always been a popular amenity for real estate at large, but this comeback is putting a contemporary spin on the trend. Today’s resurgence of space-loving shoppers deserves a second glance.

Let’s dive into the market’s preferential treatment towards spacious properties:

Space Considerations in the Time of COVID

2020 has caused many people to reconsider their previously solidified perspective on lifestyle choices. In the past, urban living was at the forefront of most people’s home-hunting lists. People wanted to live in a place with great amenities, connection to the local scene, and strong networks for work and play.

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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!