June Closed Transactions

June was a solid month for NAI Ohio Equities despite investors proceeding judiciously as interest rates have continued to climb. Our Office Brokerage Group of Andy Dutcher, Matt Gregory and Philip Bird represented Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana on the purchase of 81 S. 5th Street. Volunteers of America plans to redevelop the building into a treatment facility. Additionally, John Mally represented the seller on the sale of 640-660 W. Rich Street in Franklinton, which will become the new home of Pilot Dogs, a dog guide school that trains…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Do You Need a Specialist in Commercial Real Estate?

From financial advisors to medical practitioners, at some point, we’ve all needed a specialist. Real estate is no different. We’re all familiar with residential and commercial real estate, but through the years, commercial real estate specifically has become highly specialized. A broker’s role has morphed into that of a real estate “advisor.” Depending on the property type and specialization, there are a slew of functions brokers perform, including financial and market analyses, demographic studies, site selection research, portfolio analysis, and more. The depth of broker specialization is largely dependent on…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Five Reasons You Should Hire a Tenant Rep to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease

Leases dominated our roster of closed transactions for May with our office signing or renewing leases equating to more than 205,000 square feet. With such a significant amount of leasing activity, we thought we’d take a deep dive into the benefits and misconceptions regarding tenant representation and share with you our top five reasons why hiring a tenant representative is beneficial! Signing a lease for a commercial property is a big commitment, and finding that perfect space is often a time-consuming and sometimes, daunting task. The good news is –…

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More SIORs At Ohio Equities Than Almost Any Other Columbus Brokerage

Did you know that our office has FIVE Industrial and Office specialists who have earned their SIOR designation? The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation indicates the industry’s most capable and experienced industrial and office practitioners. Around the world, there are approximately 3,600 members in 45 countries. There are only about 46 practicing who have earned the designation in Central Ohio, meaning roughly 1 of every 9 of the SIORs in Columbus work for NAI Ohio Equities. The rigorous curriculum paired with the prerequisites for experience and endorsements…

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Post-COVID Trends In Healthcare & MOB Properties

Our office gained some serious momentum in March, closing 29 commercial transactions for the month. These transactions included a significant number of medical office buildings (MOBs) so we thought we’d take this opportunity to take a closer look at these notoriously stable assets and ask our experts what they are seeing post-COVID in the sector, and the trends we can expect to see in 2022. Emphasis on Healthy Buildings It’s no surprise that as we emerge from a pandemic, medical office building trends would include an emphasis on “healthy” buildings.…

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Five Reasons CRE Investors Should Choose Columbus

These days, investors are loving the Central Ohio real estate market. Once overlooked, Columbus has emerged as a solid investment choice. Columbus attracts both businesses and talent alike, offering investors opportunities in every market sector. With that said, here are five reasons, why as an investor, you should take a closer look at Columbus! 1. We Have the Workforce. The Central Ohio region, which consists of eleven counties, has 52 colleges and universities, including The Ohio State University, and produces approximately 22,000 college graduates annually. The region is home to…

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Community Propels Columbus Neighborhood Forward

NAI Ohio Equities had a strong February with more than 20 closings this month. Our office sold or leased more than 182,600 square feet, and signed or renewed leases with 15 tenants. Our featured property this month is 895 Parsons Avenue, a 9,700 square foot freestanding building on the city’s south end nestled within the neighborhood of Schumacher Place, which sits adjacent to German Village, Merion Village, Southern Orchards, and is in close proximity to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the largest pediatric hospital in the United States. The building houses both…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Rapidly Appreciating Market Creates Challenge in Assigning Values

Central Ohio’s rapidly appreciating commercial real estate market is leaving some brokers and buyers trying to figure out how to get the deal done. As buyers are pursuing some sectors of the commercial real estate market with vigor, prices are climbing at a pace that is making it difficult for appraisers to keep up with the market. Last year, the industrial sector saw record growth due to the e-commerce boom, and rent growth stemming from the pandemic. In Central Ohio, the industrial sector saw the price per square foot increase…

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2021: A Record-Setting Year in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate transactions totaled $809 billion last year as investors loaded up on warehouses and apartment buildings to capitalize on the e-commerce boom and record-setting rents, according to “Commercial Properties Saw Record Sales in ’21” published by The Wall Street Journal. It was no different at NAI Ohio Equities, where we celebrated another landmark year! As we prepare for 2022, we wanted to take a look back and share with you our most significant transactions of 2021! Top 5 Industrial Leases Industrial transactions rose to new highs with the…

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The Office of Tomorrow

The pandemic has shone a light on both the positive and negative attributes of remote work. Employees have demonstrated that they can work from home successfully and their demand for flexibility seems heard as more employers adopt some permanent form of a remote work model. However, for some, the monotony of Zoom meetings and feelings of isolation are notable impacts driving a desire to return to the office. So, what exactly are the elements associated with future offices that will be a draw to workers? From spaces that provide employees…

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