Joe Menninger, CCIM

Vice President

605 S Front Street, Suite 200 | Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-629-5262 office | 614-778-1464 mobile

614-778-1464 mobile

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Industrial Sales and Leasing
Land Sales
Office Sales and Leasing


Mariana Gallion
(614) 629-5219

Joe is a Certified Commercial Investment Member, which is widely recognized as signifying the leading experts in commercial investment real estate. Previously he worked as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser within the Central Ohio Market, which gives Joe a unique analytical approach to evaluating real estate.

Joe is responsible for handling all aspects of buying, selling and/or leasing commercial real estate for a diverse range of clients. He specializes in buyer and tenant representation, the sale, lease or acquisition of industrial and office space, investment properties as well as undeveloped land deals. Joe's approach to real estate is centered on forming long-lasting partnerships with clients to achieve their business and real estate goals.

Why did you decide to make Commercial Real Estate your career?

Commercial real estate brokerage is an ever-changing and challenging industry, which drew me in immediately because I love a challenge. The ultimate reward for me is the satisfaction of executing a deal with a strategic approach while fostering key relationships in our community. Few professions allow you the latitude to stretch your creativity while also analyzing things from a financial growth perspective. Not to mention, the journey it takes to get a deal to completion is a heck of a lot of fun.

Describe a memorable transaction:

My most unique and memorable transaction was early on in my career which involved an actual swap of two properties in different states. My client was looking to trade a commercial warehouse in Columbus for a vacation beach home in South Carolina. From the start it was a complicated deal, then during the contingency period, a hurricane went through the coastline. This resulted in damage to the house, which added a new layer of difficulty. Thankfully with a bit of creative thinking, we were able to get to the finish line.

Why did you decide to make Columbus your home?

I grew up in Cincinnati and made the trip up I-71 in 1996 to attend OSU and have never left. I quickly saw that Columbus is a fantastic city! It's rapidly growing with a busy urban center but still maintains that small-town feel. I like that.

What’s a favorite pastime you enjoy?

I enjoy going out and exploring the city, whether it’s taking my daughter to COSI or the Columbus zoo, checking out a new or revisiting an old favorite restaurant, and enjoying the fresh air riding the many bike paths around the city. Getting out and enjoying Columbus is always a lot of fun.

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M.H. Eby, Inc

I found Joe Menninger from Ohio Equities when I asked my attorney here in Pennsylvania to ask around and find me the best guy in Columbus. Joe was the name that kept coming up and after doing a deal together, I’d recommend him to anyone. Joe stays on the hunt and follows up until he helps you find the right place…and the right deal for your business. Professional, responsive and well connected to everyone in the area. Use Ohio Equities if you’re in the market!

Travis Eby, President

Columbus Glass and Mirror

Joe Menninger and his team did an outstanding job from the sale of our building to finding a suitable building to lease for the development of our business. Joe completely understood all the language necessary to help us navigate through legalese which allowed us to concentrate on both the sale, and move allowing us to maintain operations seamlessly. Thank you for the hard work you put into this for us, Joe and Mark!

Dave Stout, President

Donley Gutters

Joe Menninger did a great job locating the property that we needed and really worked through the entire buying and selling process seamlessly! Joe was a great knowledgeable Professional to deal with!

Craig Donley

Right Way Medical

Joe and Mark did a fantastic job identifying a new facility for our move. They brought the opportunity to us. Columbus is a very competitive market for flex space today. They brought to our attention a unit that was hours from hitting the market and allowed us to get out ahead of the availability. The deal went smooth and the space was perfect for our needs. We loved working with them through the process. They followed up the entire time, even post occupancy. Great work.

Josh Prati, President and CEO

Murray Material Handling

We are a small family-owned company and were given a tight timeline to relocate our Columbus location. Occupancy rates were fairly high at the time, so the search was limited from the start. Joe asked a lot of questions about our business to learn what our needs were, both now and in the future, so we were able to see several properties meeting our criteria in a short period of time. As we expanded our search from leasing only to possible purchase, Joe’s experience really paid off, as we had never been down that road before. He was always available by phone or email to answer questions and guide us through the process, and he provided great referrals for both the financing and our plumbing upgrades once the purchase was complete.

Our new property has more square feet than we needed, so we’ve been able to lease out a portion of it as well. Joe has also assisted with that process, and he continues to be a good sounding board as we grow into this building. If & when the time comes to find a new property, I won’t hesitate to contact Joe again and utilize his knowledge, experience, and professionalism.

Kevin Murray, President

Inquiry Systems, Inc.

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.

Bob Hindall, Founder/President

Central State Realty, LLC

I have been in the real estate business as a Broker for 47 years and dealt with many real estate agents. I found Joe Menninger and Phil Bird to be absolutely the best agents with very high integrity. These individuals will elevate our profession in the future.

George A. Bavelis, Principal Broker

MCD Investment Properties, LLC

We give very high marks to Joe Menninger and his team for the remarkably quick sale of our building and the way he managed the process. He kept us well informed, moved things along thoroughly despite our tight timeline, and has been there for us even after the sale. We were pleased with all of his efforts and would not hesitate to do business with him in the future.

Dean A. Pedon

Primary Solutions

Joe and Mark were great to work with. They not only sold our building for a great price, but they were also able to find us the new space we needed with the expertise to get the deals done in our time frame.

Brian Marshall, President

Lox Bagel Shop - Short North

Joe is both a friend and our realtor. He was amazing to work with and was great at getting at the true purpose of what our business needed in a space. He was thoughtful in what we were able to see and made the whole process feel transparent and thorough. We hope to have the growth that allows us to work together again soon!

Kevin Crowley, Owner

Case Studies

Top Transactions

  • Knox County ADF | Heartland Commerce Park | 32,400 SF Industrial (Sale)
  • Marty Leedy | Mt. Carmel Stabilization Group | 8285 Estates Parkway Plain City, OH| 12,000 SF Industrial (Lease)
  • David Levitt | Third Coast Development | 2256 Citygate Drive | 33,453 SF Industrial (Lease)
  • Dick Donahey | Donahey Law Firm | Johnstown, OH | 35 acres Multi-Family Land (Sale)
  • David/John Warner | 125 Acres Agricultural Land | 1110 Rathmell Road (Sale)
  • Danbury (Harrison West) Senior Living | Senior Living Land | W. Fifth Ave (Sale)
  • Woodward Park Shopping Center | 32,804 SF Multi-Tenant Retail | 1228 Morse Road (Sale)
  • Clark Baltzell | 20 Acres Multi-Family | Cherry Bottom Road (Sale)
  • Ed Ross | 30,544 SF | 1000-1022 Parsons Avenue (Sale)
  • Inquiry Systems | 16,524 SF | 1195-1199 Goodale Blvd. (Sale)
  • LiUNA | 25,416 SF | 620 Alum Creek Drive (Sale)
  • K&L Allstar Investments | 16,135 SF | 1028-1060 Ashland Road (Sale)
  • Tri-State Educational Systems, INC | 19,377 SF | 4525 Trueman Blvd. (Sale)
  • CRH Limited | 20,500 SF | 4235 Leap Road (Sale)
  • Jim Carpino | 17,068 SF | 1050 E. Fifth Avenue (Sale)
  • JB Marshall Properties LLC | 18,788 SF | 707 Park Meadow (Sale)
  • Ohio HD Studios LLC | 19,140 SF | 350 Johnstown Road (Sale)


BS, Human Ecology and Hospitality Management
The Ohio State University, 2002

CCIM 101, 102, 103, 104, Preparing to Negotiate

Professional Affiliations

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Ohio Chapter President, 2023
The Ohio State Alumni Association
The Tri-Village Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors (CCIIR)
National Association of REALTORS®
Ohio Association of REALTORS®
Columbus REALTORS®
Ohio CCIM Chapter Board of Directors

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Community Involvement

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