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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.
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.
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.
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.Find an agent
Companies ranging from the big automakers in Detroit to tech firms in Silicon Valley are pouring research dollars into driverless cars, and this development is projected to completely change the future of commercial real estate. This transition creates opportunities for new investment as well as challenges for existing properties.
The biggest effect of driverless cars will be a reduction in demand for parking. As cars become fully autonomous, passengers can be dropped off at their final destination and continue to pick up other passengers or park themselves in outlying areas. The reduction in parking demand will affect both central business district properties as well as residential. This will create opportunities for existing properties with a surplus of parking availability, as the existing parking can be converted to productive use such as expanding retail spaces or adding residential units.
The biggest challenge will be for parking lots in downtown areas. As cars can spend less time parked, the demand for expensive parking located near downtown could fall dramatically.
The change in parking needs will fuel a continuation of the trend of mixed-use retail developments. With little need for parking, it becomes easier for visitors to visit, driving up foot traffic. With a mixed-use development, visitors can be dropped off directly to their destination and have an opportunity to explore an environment developed to encourage walking. Retail and entertainment establishments benefit from the increased number of people in the development and the development does not have to plan around direct access from the street to parking availability.
The new development will be built with increased density and more street frontage. Currently, a design has to accommodate easy access from the street to the parking area. This restriction reduces access and visibility from the street and reduces the area available for productive use. New developments can be designed around a small area for loading and unloading passengers with the prime space available closest to the designated drop off spots.
A reduced need for parking and the surrounding infrastructure will allow buildings to be located closer to each other, increasing pedestrian traffic between neighboring developments. No longer will visitors need to traverse parking lots to move between properties.
One area sure to see challenges is the hotel industry. A network of hotels and motels have been developed near highway interchanges to provide accommodations to long-distance travelers. However, as travelers will have the opportunity to relax and even sleep as they cruise down the highways, demand in these locations will drop even as the demand closer to city centers stays strong without the requirement to pay for parking. Hotels outside city centers will need to find ways to draw visitors to replace this drop in number. Options include adding novelty attractions or unique dining options. After all, travelers will still need to stop for food!
Driverless cars present a definite opportunity but high risk for projects currently in development. No one is quite sure how changes in commercial real estate will shake out, but those who guess right stand to earn high returns on their investment.
NAI Ohio Equities offers a wide variety of services for office users and investors alike. Our professional staff currently tracks almost 32,000,000 square feet of office space throughout the Central Ohio area. With over 40 years of professional market experience, our staff of accredited professionals offers each of our clients the home-field advantage. We live and work in the Central Ohio area, and we distinctly know the properties, the codes and ordinances, the people and business climate.
NAI Ohio Equities provides the resources necessary to successfully complete even the most complex transactions. Our services reach throughout the Columbus metropolitan region and the world. While tracking more than 268,000,000 square feet of Industrial space NAI Ohio Equities is able to find not only the best fit, but also the best value for its clients. Industrial clientele include privately owned companies, national and international corporations, institutional owners, private investors and national developers.
Finding the right location for a retail venture is one of the most challenging tasks in today's competitive market. It takes knowledge about your client - a complete understanding of the products, services, target markets and competition. It also takes knowledge and insights into the retail real estate market - knowing the available locations and sites, knowing what's happening in the marketplace today and what is expected tomorrow. NAI Ohio Equities works with developers and retail property owners, helping successfully position their properties in the retail market and developing a comprehensive marketing strategy to attain the highest occupancy.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
March 9, 2018
Two agents at NAI Ohio Equities were awarded during last night's Columbus Realtors Commercial Brokerage Awards dinner. Jim Merkel, SIOR, CCIM received the 2017 Erika Blumenstein Memorial Award and John Mally received an award for Most Unique Commercial Transaction.
Jim received the award for his professionalism and outstanding commitment to the commercial real estate industry and to the Central Ohio community. Jim has been in the real estate industry for over 45 years and specializes in office, industrial and investment brokerage. He provides value-add, comprehensive real estate services for his clients first, whether selling, leasing, buying or managing properties.
February 14, 2018
Cutting-edge technology is essential for big-brands who want their retail empires to continue to succeed and outpace competitors in today’s (and probably tomorrow’s) retail landscape. E-commerce has created a shift in consumer wants and behaviors towards retail, however, the right technology can feed into those wants and positive behaviors.
Here are three important ways technology is changing brick-and-mortar for the future.
January 25, 2018
Zanesville, Ohio, a small city of 26,000 residents located 45 minutes east of Columbus in Muskingum County, could be the perfect place for that new hotel, warehouse or retail space. NAI Ohio Equities has a significant foothold in the Zanesville market thanks to one of our agents, Kim Benincasa.
Kim has specialized in the Zanesville area for over 17 years. Creating meaningful relationships with a number of local businesses, local retailers, and developers, she often has a large number of land development listings for sale. Currently, she has over 17 listings, all with various aspects that would make for a great warehouse, distribution center, retail center, hotel site or gas station.
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