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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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Who Are We?

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 rate increases to 5.0% with a negative absorption of 2,427,932 SF.

The industrial rental rate was $5.27 per square foot per year at the end of the third quarter, representing a 0.6% increase in rental rates from $5.24 at the end of Q2 2019.

Rents in the Central Ohio market have climbed by over 30% since 2010.

Columbus has a total of 8,700,000 SF of industrial properties currently under construction at the end of the third quarter of 2019.

"There is almost 8.7M SF of warehouse space currently under construction which is a record for the region. With approximately only 33% of new construction for build-to-suit projects it demonstrates how bullish developers are on the spec building market." - Curt Berlin, SIOR

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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

Investors: Pay Attention to Opportunity Zones Before the End of 2019

November 26, 2019

The clock is ticking for opportunity zone investment. Are you prepared?

As 2019 comes to a close, investors will need to play their cards right regarding opportunity zones. The coming months will be vital to the development of the country’s opportunity zone program.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening with OZs and some tips to help investors stay on their A-Game.

Off to a Slow Beginning

When 2019 started, investors were taking their time. There was a lot of speculation within the industry as to how opportunity zones would play out in the big picture. The tangible benefits and ROI-boosting powers of opportunity zones weren’t so clear, causing investors to withdrawal until there was a better idea of what’s coming next.

For the most part, investors chose to err on the side of caution and wait it out. Playing it safe meant stalling on the big moves, and this resulted in a slowdown in opportunity zone activity. Fundraising projects were slow to grow and many thought that there just wasn’t enough interest around the country’s OZs.

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Six Must-Read Books on Real Estate Investing

November 12, 2019

Investors, need to restock your CRE library? Whether you’re looking to get expert advice, learn something from the pros, or pick up a few new strategies; investors can’t go wrong with a great read.

Here’s a list of the 6 best books on real estate investing:

1. Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate: How to Successfully Build Wealth and Grow Passive Income from Your Rental Properties by Doug Marshall

In his popular book, Doug Marshall masterfully outlines the commercial investment process.

Marshall shows readers the ropes and even shares his six best tips on maintaining profitable assets. Reading this book will give you insight into when it’s best to move forward with a deal – and also when it’s a good idea to pass.

We love this book because it’s direct, straightforward, and incredibly insightful.

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Is Your Business Ready to Own its Real Estate?

October 29, 2019

While there is a huge, growing trend toward being able to work remotely, it comes as no surprise that the majority of businesses today still operate out of some form of commercial space, whether that be a factory, office, or retail storefront (or some combination of these). If you are in the market to launch a new business, or even if you are just thinking of expanding or altering your existing business, one of the first steps you will need to take is in deciding how to finance your commercial real estate.

Most often, this choice comes in the form of either renting or purchasing commercial space. When you purchase commercial real estate, you can either buy it outright or finance it with a loan from a bank or other financial institution. When you lease, you simply rent the term for an agreed-upon amount of time; once this time is up, you must renegotiate the lease if you’d like to stay in the property — at the risk of paying more for the same space.

Not surprisingly, there are pros and cons to both buying and leasing commercial real estate. Several factors should go into choosing the right acquisition strategy for you and your business, including business equity, tax implications, cash outflows, property value and more. To help you make a more informed decision, let’s dive deeper into some of the pros and cons of buying and leasing commercial real estate.

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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!