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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

Columbus-based companies continue to show their commitment to leasing and purchasing office buildings. Despite a few positive quarters, on net, more than 500,000 SF of space has returned to the market over the past year. This has helped to drive vacancy higher, now sitting at 10.6%.

Available sublease space is approximately 2.2 million SF providing numerous cost effective opportunities for office tenants in the market to lease space significantly below market value.

Investment in the Columbus office market remained solid in 2022, totaling more than $530 million, 25% above the market’s five- year annual average.

Demand for well leased, trophy assets supported pricing, although investors also dipped their toes into the value-add pool, reflected in a handful of high-vacancy properties trading at a steep discount.

"Leasing activity has continued to move in the right direction, while purchases and sales have slowed significantly due to rising interest rates. Office Landlords are using this uptick in leasing to invest into the common areas of their buildings to attract and retain tenants, and to compete against the very successful Class A mixed use projects throughout Columbus." - Andy Dutcher, SIOR, Senior VP Office Brokerage

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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

Creating Space: Office Design Trends for 2023

May 18, 2023

Office design is continuing to adapt to ongoing philosophical shifts in the workforce. As employers have settled into their post-pandemic workplaces, whether it be hybrid, remote, or full-time returns - flexibility and agility in the workplace remain essential.

We sat down with Kaitlin Kingrey, Studio Lead - Interior Design - Workplace at MA Design to glean some insight into both the dynamics at play and the resulting emerging trends.

What trends are guiding office design in 2023?

We continue to see flexible, agile spaces to support different styles of working. One of the takeaways of the pandemic is that employees became keenly aware of their work preferences. Employers are now trying to create spaces that appeal generationally to those varying work styles. We’re seeing a lot of these flexible, agile spaces to support different styles of working which also ties into seeing many different generations in the workplace, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z and soon to come, Generation Alpha. Each generation has different preferences for how they want to work and how they’re used to working. The key to success is having flexibility in your workspace.

We’ve seen the term “Convergence of Space” emerge post-pandemic. What are your thoughts on this trend and its impact?

It’s derived in part from convenience. During the pandemic, many people at home had the ability to put in a load of laundry or brew a pot of coffee, but the other part of it is comfort. People want to go to work in a space where they feel comfortable and also know their needs are being met, which includes everything from amenities to wellness support. Employees desire now, more than ever before, to feel like they as an individual, are being supported. The idea of convergence of space ties into that concept. In the past companies focused on the needs of the team or employees in general, but now it is pivoting toward the employee and their individual needs, providing them with an environment that parallels the comforts of home.

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Matt Gregory and Andy Dutcher Recognized as Top 100 Producers by NAI Global

February 28, 2023

NAI Global announced last week that NAI Ohio Equities’ Matt Gregory and Andy Dutcher have been recognized through its annual Top Performer Recognition Program. Gregory and Dutcher each earned a spot on the 2022 Top 100 Producers list consisting of the top 2% of all agents within the 375 NAI offices worldwide and has an estimated 6000 agents.

Gregory and Dutcher lead the Office Brokerage Group within NAI Ohio Equities. They have completed more than 1,000 real estate transactions with a volume of more than $715 million since becoming business partners in 2008.

In 2022, the Office Brokerage Group completed 111 transactions equating to more than 800,000 square feet leased or sold in the Columbus MSA. They were recognized by the Columbus Realtors with awards for the Largest Office Sale, Largest Retail Sale and Lease, Largest Industrial Lease, Most Co-op transactions, and as Top Producers, as well as being CoStar Power Brokers.

“Our production is directly correlated to achieving results for our outstanding clients and proof that the office market in Columbus, Ohio is resilient and that negative national headlines are not always reflective of what’s actually happening across the country as a whole, said Andy Dutcher.

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Businesses Should Prepare Now for June Electric Rate Hikes

February 23, 2023

Pressures on the energy market have been mounting and soon consumers will be faced with the fallout.

The combination of the pandemic causing workplaces to go dark thus lessoning demand and production, followed by labor and supply shortages, a diminished natural gas supply caused by the invasion of Ukraine, and now inflation, have pushed energy markets to the brink.

Couple that with the rising value of exported liquified natural gas overseas, which is driving producers to move more of their supply to Europe where the commodity commands pricing nearly five times higher than it does in the United States, and you have a recipe for skyrocketing electricity rates.

“Businesses can expect electricity prices to climb by nearly 40% this June,” explained Rob Myers, managing partner at Ohio Industrial Energy.

“Roughly 80% of electricity is now generated from natural gas instead of coal, making those markets more correlated than they’ve ever been,” he said.

Pricing is based on the wholesale electric market and determined by the utilities during auctions conducted in November and March for the following June.

“If the market is volatile during those times, as it was this past November, it can have big consequences. Current rates in Columbus are sitting at roughly 7.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, and the November auction cleared rates at 12 cents per kilowatt-hour,” he explained.

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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!