605 S Front Street, Suite 200 | Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-629-5240 office | 614-218-3520 mobile
Office Sales and Leasing
Urban Infill Development
Peter has been with Ohio Equities for over 17 years. Over the course of his time at Ohio Equities, he has enjoyed working with numerous local, regional and national firms in site acquisition and disposition as well as tenant relocation. Peter keeps a close eye on emerging market trends always keeping the interest of his clients in mind. The use of innovative technology in the marketing process and a creative approach to deal-making are the cornerstones of Peter’s business.
My father is a real estate broker and is nearing his 40th year in business. Having grown up around real estate, I was always fascinated by the constant ebb and flow of the market. It continues to be a fun job with the many relationships I have formed with ongoing clients. Many of them I now consider personal friends.
I spent some time living in other cities including Tucson, Arizona which I really enjoyed. Ultimately, it was most important to me to be close to my family who, primarily, live in Columbus.
There are so many unique and fun neighborhoods in the City but my favorite, and the one I call home, is Grandview. The ability to walk to Grandview Ave and its shops and restaurants, the tight knit community and outstanding schools are just a few things that make living there really great. I am truly spoiled to have all those things and a commute to work that is usually under 10 minutes.
There are so many places but a place called Platte Lake in Northern Michigan holds a special place as it is where I spent most summers as a kid. I was also married not far from there in a town called Leland, Michigan so, to me, summertime in Northern Michigan is about as good as it gets.
I enjoy pretty much any live music especially when I am accompanied by my wife, Katie. I also enjoy an annual pheasant hunting trip to Brule County, South Dakota with my father and brother.
Whatever teams my nephews and nieces play for now and in the future.
The Brown Bag Deli in German Village – they make the best sandwiches in town and the owner, Molly, always greets you with a smile. The BEST.
"We hired NAI-specifically Phil Bird and Peter Merkle--because they had been recommended by us by persons in the industry and who knew them from prior dealings and reputation and because we were impressed with their understanding of the unique nature of our historic neighborhood and our building in particular. Within two days of the posting, Phil was conducting walk-throughs and by the third day he had an offer that was very close to our asking price. We had a deal with the buyer in 5 days. Phil Bird stayed on top of this, working with the appraiser to achieve an informed appraisal, keeping us regularly informed about the progress of the transaction, and dealing professionally with curveballs thrown by others. We can't praise more highly the excellent work performed for us by NAI in the sale of our commercial property. Job well done!"
Catherine Adams, former owner
BA, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Ohio State University, 2002
Athletic Club of Columbus
The Quechee Club, Quechee, Vermont
Grandview Barbell Club
Scioto Country Club
iCan Bike Program associated with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio, Volunteer
Columbus Board of Realtors, 2015 Largest Sale Transaction - Office