John Mally

Commercial Real Estate Agent

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

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-629-5254 office | 614-570-7804 mobile

614-570-7804 mobile

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Kendra Marston
(614) 629-5294

John has been with NAI Ohio Equities since 2015. He is a committed realtor with the ability to provide an expert level of market knowledge in a wide array of commercial real estate transactions. His integrity and energy add a layer of creativity that can benefit any business. John professionally represents tenants, buyers, businesses, and landlords by developing a detailed plan to meet their mission and goals. His flexible background and expertise allow him to work on office, retail, and industrial transactions. His favorite part of the process is to be able to use his market knowledge, opinion of value, and proven strategies to execute deals that satisfy both the landlords as well as tenants.

Why did you decide to get into Commercial Real Estate?

I have a strong appreciation for all types of construction, development, and the entrepreneurial strategy that brings it together. In my ten years of working with contractors and developers across Ohio, I developed a dedicated interest in site selection, commercial property, and the negotiation of a deal. After an introduction to Ohio Equities President and broker Mike Simpson, my passion and stewardship for Columbus real estate continued to grow leading to an exciting career path.

I believe that businesses of every size and shape play an integral part in our economy and deserve the highest level of customer service through that process. With the new corridors thriving in Central Ohio, the growing workforce, modernized retail, and motivated entrepreneurs, Columbus is an exciting area to engage in commercial real estate.

Why did you decide to make Columbus your home?

Columbus has always been my home as I grew up on Eastmoor Blvd and graduated from Bishop Hartley. After returning from four years at Bowling Green it was exciting to see how quickly the city had changed. With the revitalization of the Short north and downtown both in full swing I wanted nothing more than to make my mark in my hometown. Entering into my marriage, we both had a dream of raising a family in Bexley where we could stay close to family, the Buckeyes and access to the exciting new hotspots here in Columbus.

Can you describe a memorable transaction?

In 2017 I began assisting Fortner Upholstery in locating a larger facility, as they had outgrown two buildings and were continuing to expand. We explored multiple options and landed on a 232,000sf building that was in need of some love, but had plenty of room for growth and to accommodate other businesses. Advising the client through this 1031 exchange and acquisition has led to lots of education and many opportunities. It is now home to dozens of tenants and has been pivotal to an area of South High that has long been looked over.

What is your favorite hidden gem in Columbus?

I’m a bit of a history buff so I tend to be drawn into anywhere that shows our city’s rich history. My favorite hide away is what I regard as The Top Steakhouse in Columbus and is located just outside of Bexley. They take pride in the quality of their menu and the bonus is the mad men vibe which takes you back to a bygone era. As of late though, Valter’s at the Maennerchor, has become a new favorite. An authentic German Village landmark that many are yet to experience.

  • Bake Me Happy logo
  • Cluster Truck logo
  • Davenport Aviation logo
  • Dunkin Donuts logo
  • Mix Talent logo
  • Prime Equipment Group logo
  • Serif Creative logo
  • The Fort logo
  • The Pit BBQ logo
  • Dental Associates logo
  • Farmers Insurance logo
  • Huntington Bank logo
  • State Highway Patrol Retirement System logo
  • Maryhaven logo
  • Metro PCS logo
  • Ronin Training Center logo
  • Proslat logo
  • Trident Design logo
  • Next Level Columbus logo
  • Loeb Electric logo

Case Studies


Epicenter Event Center

"John helped us find the perfect spot for a business, keeping in consideration all our needs and was persistent. He is his word and has been the most thoughtful and committed realtor I’ve ever worked with."

Zedrick Clark


  • Blazer Parkway, Dublin | 6,000 SF | Men's Warehouse (Lease)
  • 6161 Busch Blvd | 77,000 SF | HPRS (Sale)
  • Hazelton Etna Road, Etna Township | 13.364 Acres | AD Farrow (Sale)
  • Morse Crossing, Columbus | 13,688 SF | Epicenter (Lease)
  • Northwest Blvd, Grandview | 3,500 SF | Trident Design (Lease)
  • Main Street, Bexley | 2,800 SF | Bexley Chiropractic (Lease)
  • Cassady Avenue, Bexley | 4,000 SF | Brent Applebaum (Sale)


BA, Communications
Bowling Green State University, 2004

Hondros College, 2013


Columbus REALTORS®
CCIIR - Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors®
ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers
National Association of REALTORS®
Ohio Association of REALTORS®

Community Involvement

Bexley Lions Club
Next Level Gives
PAMA - Parsons Area Redevelopment Association
Bishop Hartley Alumni Association
Bexley Youth Lacrosse