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 of its founder, George ‘Sandy’ Simpson. Since transitioning into the role of president for NAI Ohio Equities, Simpson has been managing both roles.

“I love that in this industry, every day is a new adventure, and I am grateful to be afforded the opportunity to help shape the Columbus community one client at a time”

“I have every confidence in Matt. This promotion reflects his ability to strengthen our business and operations. Matt is a natural leader guided by strong ethics and excellent judgment and character. He never settles for the status quo, and is dedicated to NAI Ohio Equities and its success,” said Mike Simpson, president of NAI Ohio Equities.

Gregory began his career with NAI Ohio Equities 20 years ago as a marketing intern during his senior year of college, which quickly morphed into a full-time position as Director of Information Technology the following year. In 2006, he became a licensed agent and has consistently been recognized as a CoStar Power Broker and top producer at NAI Ohio Equities.

In 2012, Gregory was promoted to senior vice president of Office Brokerage, and in 2014, was recognized by Columbus Realtors as a future industry leader, with the 10 under 40 Award. He has served as the president of Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors (CCIIR), and previously chaired the Commercial Advisory Board at Columbus Realtors He currently serves as president of Building Worthington’s Future, a citizen-led economic development nonprofit. In 2017 and 2018 respectively, Gregory also earned both his SIOR and CCIM designations. Over the past several years, Gregory has also helped guide NAI Ohio Equities’ strategic vision as a member of both the strategic planning and community engagement committees.

With all that he has accomplished professionally, he still finds the time to make an impact on his community.

Gregory volunteers with various nonprofit organizations including the Worthington AM Rotary, the Worthington Resource Pantry, the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, and the St. Michael Athletic Association where he has served as the Athletic Director and youth basketball coach.

“I love that in this industry, every day is a new adventure, and I am grateful to be afforded the opportunity to help shape the Columbus community one client at a time,” said Gregory.

“I look forward to leveraging my professional real estate experience, as well as my coaching and teaching background, to help mentor new agents,” he added.

“As someone that has grown up at NAI Ohio Equities, I have always felt a shared connection between the values of NAI Ohio Equities and my own personal and professional values. I look forward to the opportunity to help lead the organization that has given so much to me throughout my career,” he said.

About NAI Ohio Equities

Operating as central Ohio’s largest locally owned commercial real estate company, NAI Ohio Equities, LLC Realtors has been serving the Columbus real estate market for 52 years. Our mission is to provide the highest quality real estate service by adding value to our client’s assets, and real estate needs through expert analysis, market knowledge, and personalized service.

As Central Ohio’s local leader in commercial real estate, NAI Ohio Equities employs more than 35 experienced agents that together make up our qualified Brokerage Department. We also have a professional Property Management Division managing more than 25 million square feet of property that includes over 10,000 units in various home-owner associations, multi-tenant office buildings, industrial facilities, and shopping centers throughout Central Ohio.

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