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May Closed Transactions

Activity increased in May with our brokerage completing 20 transactions. This past month, industrial and office transactions dominated, accounting for roughly 90% of the month’s activity. The highest-value transaction of the month was an industrial lease at 3495 Gantz Road in Grove City. The team of Curt Berlin, SIOR, Blake DeCrane and Matt Osowski, SIOR, represented the tenant, FST Logistics, in signing the lease for the 263,219-square-foot space. FST also worked with the team to expand its office space at 5025 Bradenton, adding 5,580 square feet. The Office Brokerage Group…

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April Closed Transactions

This month, NAI Ohio Equities closed 11 deals, with an uptick in the number of retail transactions this month. Chad Boggs had the highest-value retail transaction of the month. He represented Pitabilities in signing a lease for its first brick-and-mortar location at 2167 Stringtown Road in Grove City. The deal was completed all in-house with Bob Monahan representing the landlord. Office deals accounted for roughly one-third of transaction activity. Mitchell Moore was the lead agent and worked alongside the team of Philip Bird, Matt Gregory, and Andy Dutcher to represent…

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How Leveraging a 1031 Exchange Strategy Can Help You Achieve Your Commercial Real Estate Goals

A 1031 exchange is a real estate investment tool that allows investors to exchange an investment property for another “like-kind” property while deferring capital gains tax on the profit from the sale. As a commercial real estate investor, you’re probably familiar with the concept of a 1031 exchange, but do you fully understand how this tax benefit can be utilized as a tool to achieve other goals? In this article, learn more about the many strategies that leverage this powerful tool. Build a Portfolio/Leverage Up With a 1031 exchange, investors…

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March Closed Transactions

March was another active month for our brokerage, which included several notable deals. Overall, we closed 18 transactions equating to nearly 200,000 square feet. Mike Simpson closed the highest-value transaction of the month. He partnered with Skip Weiler of Robert Weiler Co. to represent Capital University in the sale of Trinity Lutheran Seminary Apartments to Continental Real Estate Cos. The developer plans to transform the property by building a $77 million mixed-use development at 2160-2184 E. Main St. in Bexley. Simpson also worked with Andrew Green to sell 741 E.…

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Knox County Land Bank Partners with NAI Ohio Equities to Help Bring Manufacturing and Jobs Back to Heartland Commerce Park

A nearly 200-year-old manufacturing campus in Knox County is once again coming to life five years after the announcement that one of the area’s largest employers, Siemens Energy, would cease operations there. The 47-acre property which includes 12 buildings totaling 670,000 square feet was acquired by the Knox County Land Reutilization Corporation, also known as the Knox County Land Bank, in 2020 after Siemens decided it no longer wanted to retain the property following the closure. The property has housed power generation systems manufacturers, from steam engines to jet engines to…

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February Closed Transactions

The pace for February remained constant with our brokerage closing 18 transactions equating to more than 136,000 square feet. Joe Menninger represented the buyer in our largest transaction of the month. His client, an investor, purchased an industrial warehouse at 2580 Harrison Road with tenant, Synagro, in place. Overall, roughly 30% of the month’s transactions were industrial. The Office Brokerage Group of Matt Gregory, Andy Dutcher and Philip Bird represented Healthcare Realty Trust in adding a new tenant, Hypertension Nephrology Consultants, Inc., to the medical office building at 500 E.…

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Maximizing Efficiency and Quality: The Importance of Periodically Bidding Out Service Contracts

If you’ve been using the same vendor for years without bidding out the service contract, you could be doing yourself a disservice. As a property management company, bidding out service contracts for our clients is a valuable tool that creates a balance between maintaining quality service and optimizing costs. In this blog post, we delve into the benefits of bidding out service contracts, including which services to start with and the frequency. Reasons for Periodically Bidding Out Service Contracts Cost Savings Regularly bidding out service contracts ensures you receive the…

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January Closed Transactions

Despite January typically being one of the slower months, our brokerage remained active, closing 20 transactions equating to more than 228,000 square feet. The Office Brokerage Group of Matt Gregory, Andy Dutcher and Philip Bird closed more than one-third of the month’s transactions. The team also closed the largest transaction of the month and represented the landlord, Healthcare Realty Trust in a renewal at 85 McNaughten Rd., with Mount Carmel Health Systems. MCHS occupies roughly 35,000 square feet of the eastside medical building. Overall, half of the month’s transactions were…

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December Closed Transactions

The pace of transactions for December remained constant as the year came to an end. Overall, our brokerage closed 20 transactions equating to more than 112,000 square feet. The largest transaction of the month was the sale of 33 N. Grubb Street by the Office Brokerage Group of Matt Gregory, Andy Dutcher, and Philip Bird along with Mitchell Moore. The 25,610-square-foot building which was the headquarters of the nonprofit, Home for Families, was purchased by The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth. Home for Families will continue to operate its…

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Year in Review: Community Engagement Committee Reflects on 2023

We’ve had a busy year, but it hasn’t all been business. Our Community Engagement Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the events that support our culture and has also been hard at work. It’s been a year of growth as we’ve coordinated 17 events, from internal events that have brought us together to external activities that support important causes and organizations that lift the Columbus community. As a locally owned and operated firm that has been helping to shape the skyline of Columbus for more than 50 years, we…

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