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Across the country, healthy real estate fundamentals are driving a new wave of speculative development, especially in large logistics hubs like Columbus. Coming out of this recovery, there is a pent up demand for very large, well-located distribution centers. Nationwide, both big retailers and big manufacturers are driving this recovery. The scarcity across the country is due to a fundamental shift in the way supply chains are managed. Retailers are moving toward omni channel supply chain management – using a single warehouse to supply both their brick & mortar stores and their e-commerce distribution centers. Over the years, warehouse tenants have demanded larger and larger sized bulk-warehouse spaces for reasons such as this. The trend is obvious in the Columbus market. In 1990, the average size of a bulk warehouse was 209,137 SF. A tenant just signed a 766,633 SF lease this quarter for a building to be completed in 1Q 2014.
Build-to-suit activity has been very strong in the industrial arena for the past few years, culminating in the construction of the 7 building 1.3 M SF Personal & Beauty Care Campus near New Albany. The first truly speculative building constructed in the market since 2008 has just come out of the ground. At 478,000 + SF, Centerpoint Business Park V in Obetz, is being developed by Exxcel Project Management and sits in Columbus’ very active SE submarket. The largest contiguous space in the market, its competition includes 6 existing buildings with suites ranging from 100,000 – 200,000 SF available, and 75 – 100% real estate tax abatements in the SE & SW submarkets. Another proposed 1,400,300 SF building with 100% real estate tax abatements is on the drawing boards – but not under construction at this time. (more…)
While the commercial real estate industry continues to try to comeback from recession lows, agents who are able to find a market niche and who are able to find creative solutions to add value and incentive to both buyers and sellers are finding ways to get deals done.
NAI Ohio Equities office agent Peter Merkle has brokered multiple deals in the central business district over the last several months. Peter has done a variety of deals in this area: value add, sale – leaseback, and speculative investment. (more…)
With $17.3 billion in commercial mortgages coming due in 2012, landlords are more motivated than ever to incentivize tenants to renew their existing leases. Landlords are trying to stabilize their buildings and refinance. To do so, they must show a strong rent roll to the bank.
Some incentives such as free rent, reduced rent (blend and extend), upgraded lighting and dock doors have become common concessions offered by landlords to tenants who renew. It’s easier and safer for landlords to provide these concessions and keep their current tenants than try to re-fill the space. (more…)
Just as there were many factors leading to the recent economic recession in the United States, many factors are also leading to the slow economic recovery, none more apparent than the proliferation of online retail stores.
According to a Goldman Sachs research study in 2010, it is estimated that by the year 2019 retailers will see online sales surpass 50% of their dollar growth. As online sales continue to increase, the importance of online stores will only grow. (more…)
Over the past few years you have most likely heard of commercial properties going “into receivership”. This happens usually when a lender initiates foreclosure on a borrower in default of its mortgage agreement. If the Judge determines cause exists to preserve and protect a creditor’s asset, a receiver will be appointed to manage and control the asset during the foreclosure process. (more…)
There’s no question the recent economic recession has had a major impact on the commercial real estate industry all across the country. As banks tightened up on lending and businesses in almost every industry faced cutbacks and profit losses, so too did commercial real estate transactions slow down.
Despite the recession and any subsequent cutbacks, development in Columbus, Ohio has remained strong and continues to thrive to this day. Whether it be new residential communities, hotels, office complexes, or retail centers, Columbus has experienced a multitude of new development projects that have carried through the economic slow times.
One of the longest planned projects is the new boutique hotel, four-story office and retail building, and five-story parking garage development in the short north from Columbus-based developer Pizzuti. Plans for this development were first revealed in 2008, and received final zoning approval in March 2012, with a projected opening in early 2014. The hotel, called “The Joseph”, will be a ten-story, 135 room hotel located at 618 N High Street. (more…)
NAI Global, the largest network of independent commercial real estate firms worldwide, announced today that its previously reported acquisition by C-III Capital Partners LLC (C-III) has been completed. The transaction will help create a leading fully integrated commercial property services company that will operate in markets around the world. Locally based NAI Ohio Equities, LLC is the central Ohio representative of NAI Global.
C-III is a leading commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, title services and multifamily property management. C-III is led by CEO Andrew L. Farkas, who founded and was Chairman and CEO of Insignia Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:IFS). Its principal place of business is located in Irving, TX, and it has additional offices in New York, New York; Greenville, South Carolina; McLean, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee.
NAI Global will continue to operate as a separate company under its current management. C-III will accelerate NAI Global’s growth by exploring business development opportunities in strategic locations, including New York, London, Singapore and other primary global business centers. It will also invest in the growth of the corporate solutions and capital markets offering, expanding asset/property management, project/facilities management and valuation services worldwide. (more…)
Over the Holiday season, several of the properties managed by NAI Ohio Equities held food drives with proceeds going to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
Tenants were encouraged to donate either food or money, with every $1 donated providing 2 lbs of food. In total, all of the participating buildings were able to raise $4,770 in cash donations (worth 9,540 pounds of food) and 2,154 pounds in food donations. The grand total in combined food and cash donations was 11,718 pounds of food.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s vision is to build and sustain a community that makes food accessible to all people. Mid-Ohio Foodbank is dedicated to feeding hungry people by collecting and distributing food and grocery products, educating the community about hunger, advocating for hunger-relief programs, and collaborating with others who address basic human needs.
To donate to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, or just to get more information on the organization, please click here.
NAI Ohio Equities, LLC are excited to announce that Rick Stearns and Matt Lasky will be joining the company.
Rick Stearns brings 35 years mortgage banking experience financing commercial real estate developments with institutional lenders. He will be part of the Asset Services Division at NAI Ohio Equities working with financial institutions, law firms, and partnerships dealing with distressed properties and REO.
View Rick Stearns’ bio page here.
Matt Lasky graduated from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business Cum Laude where he received his bachelor’s degree in finance with a concentration in statistical analysis. He will be specializing in the leasing and sales of investment properties at NAI Ohio Equities.
View Matt Lasky’s bio page here.
An upgrade to the Panama Canal in 2014 could provide a major boost to Central Ohio’s logistics industry.
In preparation for the upgrade, the United States has begun enhancing infrastructure to better handle larger ships, increased volume of shipping traffic, and increased use of rail to transport cargo from east coast ports to Midwest logistics hubs.
The Panama Canal is one of two inland routes used to ship products from Asia to the east coast. Currently the canal is limited in the size of ocean carriers it can handle. Upgrades to the canal in 2014 will add an additional lane to the current two lanes and also boost the size of ships it can support from a maximum of 4,800 containers to a maximum of 8,000 containers. These upgrades are expected to increase the volume of cargo coming into east coast ports, such as Norfolk, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina.