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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

With vacancy rates of 3.9% sitting well below the national average of almost 5% due to nearly 752,000 SF absorbed in the past 12 months, and rents being the highest in the state, Columbus’ retail sector is showing strength.

Rents in Columbus lead the state at about $17 per square foot - about 20% higher than Cleveland or Cincinnati.

Columbus rents are 1.6% higher than this same time last year.

Single tenant net leases dominated the first quarter of 2022.

As of Q1 22, more than 940,000 square feet of space is under construction across 14 different submarkets.

"Retail leasing has rebounded nicely in the Columbus market. Velocity has returned to pre- pandemic levels, with 175,000 SF absorbed through mid-February. Overall, Columbus’ retail fundamentals are strong with low vacancy and good rent growth. New construction starts are the only low point, with just 100,000 SF delivered in the first quarter." - Mike Simpson, President

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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

Do You Need a Specialist in Commercial Real Estate?

From financial advisors to medical practitioners, at some point, we’ve all needed a specialist. Real estate is no different. We’re all familiar with residential and commercial real estate, but through the years, commercial real estate specifically has become highly specialized.

A broker’s role has morphed into that of a real estate “advisor.” Depending on the property type and specialization, there are a slew of functions brokers perform, including financial and market analyses, demographic studies, site selection research, portfolio analysis, and more.

The depth of broker specialization is largely dependent on the needs of the market. The larger the market, the more specialized it tends to become. In Columbus, most brokers who are specialists do so by product type: industrial, investments and multifamily, office, and retail, primarily, explains Matt Gregory who specializes in office sales and leasing at NAI Ohio Equities.

However, in larger cities, such as New York City, you may encounter brokers that strictly do tenant representation or work within a particular submarket of the city. As Columbus continues to grow, we are also beginning to see the emergence of subspecialization. For example, areas such as medical office, self-storage, data centers, hospitality, religious institutions, and schools, are all types of subspecialties.

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Five Reasons You Should Hire a Tenant Rep to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease

Leases dominated our roster of closed transactions for May with our office signing or renewing leases equating to more than 205,000 square feet.

With such a significant amount of leasing activity, we thought we take a deep dive into the benefits and misconceptions regarding tenant representation and share with you our top five reasons why hiring a tenant representative is beneficial!

Signing a lease for a commercial property is a big commitment, and finding that perfect space is often a time-consuming and sometimes, daunting task. The good news is - you don’t have to do it alone! Hiring a tenant representative can save you time and money, and provide you with many other benefits you may have not even considered!

Are You Tired of Unreturned Calls?

Believe it or not, a lack of representation can affect landlord and broker responsiveness. As brokers and landlords sift through dozens of calls per day, they naturally consider inquiries by other brokers to have more legitimacy. Additionally, they have established relationships with other brokers and landlords, as they have probably worked with them in the past, which also carries weight. And at the end of the day, their goal is to lease their available space, so the effort is placed on returning calls that have the most promising return on investment.

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NAI Ohio Equities' Office Brokerage Group Earns Six Awards in One Evening

On Thursday, May 12,2022 our Office Brokerage Group was recognized during the COCIE Awards Ceremony hosted by Columbus Realtors with six awards – the most awards presented to any Ohio Equities team in a single ceremony.

Since 2008, our Office Brokerage Group has brokered more than 800 lease and sale transactions equating to more than 7.3 million square feet and $500,000,000 in transaction volume. The team of

Matt Gregory, Andy Dutcher, and Phillip Bird have also previously earned recognition on multiple occasions by Columbus Business First and CoStar.

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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!