Commercial Real Estate 101 

Robots are Changing the Way Warehouses are Designed and Built: Here’s How

As robots continue to establish a presence on the warehouse floor, this will significantly impact how these warehouses are both designed and built. More automation via robots will require economies of scale, which will impact the demand for warehouse space. Here is how robots are impacting the industrial warehouse market.

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Warehouse

There are so many important factors that should be considered when searching for warehouse space. Your business will have unique warehousing needs and it can sometimes be daunting to sift through all the industrial lingo and sales pitches just to find the right space for your business. Here are five things you should consider when selecting a warehouse. How Old is the Warehouse? The secret to a quality warehouse is finding one that balances both old and new features. The ideal warehouse space will have weathered a good amount of…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Four Things to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Brokerage

Starting the business was the hard part. Now you are looking for space but how do you find the right commercial building? You need a good commercial real estate brokerage but each brokerage and broker is different. How do you choose the one that’s right for you? Here are 4 things to look for:   #1: A broker that specializes in the type of commercial property that you need.   One of the first things you’ll come up against when you start looking for commercial property is zoning. You may…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Amazon Isn’t Just Online: Three Ways It’s Impacting Physical CRE

It’s no secret that Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. And, as such, the online behemoth has significantly and forever impacted the ways that we, as consumers, buy and sell goods throughout the United States. Their massive success has driven many retailers into a panicked frenzy, trying to come up with some way to keep up with or even compete with Amazon. However, most retailers have resorted to adopting a similar (if not smaller scale) eCommerce model. In fact, the online retailer is so ubiquitous that this shift in…

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John Mally and Jim Merkel Win at the Columbus Realtors Commercial Award Night

Two agents at NAI Ohio Equities were awarded during the Columbus Realtors Commercial Brokerage Awards dinner on March 8th, 2018. Jim Merkel, SIOR, CCIM received the 2017 Erika Blumenstein Memorial Award and John Mally received an award for Most Unique Commercial Transaction. Jim received the award for his professionalism and outstanding commitment to the commercial real estate industry and to the Central Ohio community. Jim has been in the real estate industry for over 45 years and specializes in office, industrial and investment brokerage. He provides value-add, comprehensive real estate services…

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