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NAI Ohio Equities Promotes Matt Gregory to Managing Director

COLUMBUS, OH – 1/31/2023 – NAI Ohio Equities has promoted Matt Gregory SIOR, CCIM to managing director of its brokerage division. Gregory will focus on developing the brokerage’s growth and operational strategies. His efforts will include the recruitment, development, and retention of sales associates through the evaluation of best practices and the development of new processes, while also performing his day-to-day sales and leasing responsibilities with the Office Brokerage Group. The role was previously held by Mike Simpson, who stepped into the role of president in 2014, after the retirement…

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December Closed Transactions

December marked an exceptional finish to an outstanding year at NAI Ohio Equities. Our brokerage department closed 25 transactions and leased or sold more than 325,000 square feet and 15 acres. The Sheeran Semon team of Dan Sheeran, Dan Sheeran Jr., and Mike Semon closed the month’s largest transaction with the sale of 1300 Alum Creek Drive. The team represented the seller and the property sold for $6.6 million. Overall, the Sheeran Semon team closed 10 transactions for the month and had the largest industrial and retail leases, as well…

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NAI Ohio Equities’ 2023 Predictions for the Central Ohio Commercial Real Estate Market

It’s been an eventful year in commercial real estate as the recovery drove record-level activity, and now, with activity slowing as a result of interest rate increases intended to temper inflation. As we look forward to next year, our market experts share their insights on what you can expect as we head into 2023. Interest Rates Uncertainty around interest rates will continue to affect decision making for the first half of 2023. After reaching record lows of around 3.5%, and then climbing to the highs of about 6.5% during 2022,…

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Inflation, Interest Rates, Pricing Discovery and the Unknown

Buyers and sellers seem to be at a stalemate when it comes to commercial real estate transactions as of late while the market appears to be undergoing a period of ‘pricing discovery.’ After an onslaught of contributing events, including COVID-19, followed by trillions in fiscal stimulus, and later, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and supply chain disruptions, the Federal Reserve has taken aggressive measures against rising inflation. November’s rate hike marked the fourth such action taken this year after a long-running stint of ultra-low interest rates. The rise in interest rates…

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November Closed Transactions

Despite continuing interest rate increases which have begun to impact commercial real estate investments, November closed transactions remained steady at NAI Ohio Equities. Our brokerage department closed 20 transactions and leased or sold more than 203,000 square feet. Nearly one-third of closed transactions exceeded $1 million and half of all closed transactions this month were office space, signaling that demand remains. Included in those large office deals was Telhio Credit Union which sold its 96 N. Fourth Street property. Telhio, which was represented by Mike Simpson, signed a lease last…

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October Closed Transactions

Activity picked up in October with our brokerage department closing 26 transactions, a 30% increase over September, equating to more than 992,000 square feet sold or leased for the month. Our featured transactions for the month were all multimillion-dollar deals, which included long-term leases and renewals. Mike Simpson represented Telhio Credit Union in its search for its newest location. Telhio signed a 10-year lease at 330 Rush Alley at The Peninsula in Franklinton. Citing a desire to be in a progressive area, Telhio sought a location that also offered building…

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Adaptive Reuse: An Unconventional Solution to a Dilemma in Industrial CRE

Over the past decade or so, the American mall has been pummeled. In 2017, a report issued by global bank Credit Suisse predicted that roughly one in four malls would close by 2022 as a result of shifts in consumer spending habits. And then in 2020, pandemic shutdowns and social distancing delivered another striking blow. While higher-end malls have been able to withstand the onslaught, many Class B and Class C malls in rural areas across the country have not.   When Sears, the only remaining anchor tenant at The…

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September Closed Transactions

September remained steady for our NAI Ohio Equities Brokerage Division and included several multi-million-dollar transactions. Overall, our brokerage department closed 18 transactions for the month and leased or sold more than 282,000 square feet. Our Office Brokerage Group closed six transactions this past month totaling more than 40,000 square feet. Matt Gregory and Andy Dutcher represented AndHealth, a disease-reversal telehealth startup led by CoverMyMeds co-founder, Matt Scantland. AndHealth will occupy 28,000 square feet at Two Miranova. The Industrial Property Team had the largest industrial closing of the month. The team…

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Creating Culture: How Our Community Engagement Committee Makes Us Better

Meet our Community Engagement Committee! Throughout the year, our volunteers brainstorm, plan, and organize all of the fun things we do at NAI Ohio Equities. From monthly employee events like kayaking and baseball games to our quarterly volunteer opportunities like Operation Backpack – they make it all happen! But why do we have such a committee and what value does it provide? As it turns out, there are many benefits, in addition to having fun, which help us to create a strong culture and strengthen our organization! We Want to…

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August Closed Transactions

Our brokerage department closed 15 transactions in August. Overall, the brokerage department leased or sold more than 84,000 square feet and 102 acres, which included several million-dollar-plus transactions. Andy Dutcher, Matt Gregory and Philip Bird closed the largest transaction of the month. The team represented Dublin City Schools in the assemblage of three contiguous 32.62-acre parcels by three different sellers. The acquisition of roughly 98 acres of land, was the largest in the district’s history. The parcels were purchased for a combined $6.6 million. The Sheeran Semon Team sold a…

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