Tag Archive: Dublin

Dublin, Ohio Arthritis Foundation Charity Car Show

For the 32nd annual show there was a record turnout last weekend with around 1,400 cars present, including me of course.   The perfect weather with no rain and moderate temperatures surely helped. As I’ve written about here many times, Dublin, Ohio has some big plans ahead for the revitalization of Dublin Granville Road from Sawmill…

Land zoned for Retail / Restaurant Use Needed in Marysville, Ohio

Local restaurant client needs 3/4 acre up to 2 acres for fast casual restaurant use off of one of the route 33 exits in Marysville, Delaware, Main or Maple.  Zoning needs to already be commercial/retail. Columbus area commercial broker / agent /principal with product that meets above requirement, call me, Scott Harris at 614-905-6614 or…

Columbus Ohio 2014 Festival Schedule

columbus commercial real estate

If there’s thing that we really do well in Columbus Ohio, it’s the festivals that run from spring to mid autumn. At the link, thanks to Columbus Underground and specifically Anne Evans, is a complete, well researched directory to all of the events. I’ll link directly to some of them, but for the full list,…

Proposal for High End Single Family Homes for Northwest Columbus’ Riviera Golf Club

Developer Charlie Ruma with Davidson Phillips Inc. proposed zoning changes to Dublin’s Riviera Golf Club.  The developer wants the golf club rezoned to single family housing was met with fierce opposition from NIMBYS last Thursday night at the Dublin Planning Commission meeting. Backed by a rather loud group of 150 from a group named Friends…

Organic Grocer Opening Two New Stores in the Columbus Area

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is coming to Columbus Ohio with two new locations.  The Phoenix based organic grocer has announced 22 new stores in the Midwest with the first opening shortly in Chicago.  Two are in the works for Central Ohio with one in the former Borders bookstore on Sawmill just south of I-270  and…

Casto’s 392 Apartment Complex Slated for Dublin’s Bridge Street District

Casto's 392 Units in Dublin Ohio

 A 392 unit apartment complex named Tuller Flats to be located on an 18 acre parcel off of Tuller Road near Lexus of Dublin went before the City of Dublin Ohio planning Commission on the 20th. The proposed development would be comprised of 30 three and four unit buildings around a clubhouse and green space. …

Introduction to Retail Lease Terminology

I’ve had a number of calls lately from small multiunit residential owners wanting to 1031 exchange out of their property into Columbus or Los Angeles commercial property for sale.  The interest has primarily been in national credit, single tenant, triple net retail leased properties here in Columbus or Santa Monica / Los Angeles. My Columbus…

Owner User Commercial Real Estate Making a Comeback

Well into the early stages of a recovery, companies seeking to raise funds will sell their property to investors and lease back the space.  However, lately, with increased financing options and a constrained supply available companies are warming to the idea or owning their commercial real estate once again. I’m seeing this with Columbus commercial…

Columbus Commercial Real Estate for Lease Needed

Client need for 1,800 to 3,000 square feet of net leased retail space for restaurant use in Uptown Westerville, Bridge Street in Dublin, New Albany, Clintonville, Short North or Grandview Heights. Powell would be fine too, but there are no liquor licenses available as best as I can tell.  If you know different, please contact…

Dublin Ohio Bridge Street Corridor Development Update

Bridge Street Corridor, Dublin Ohio

Crawford Hoying unveiled plans to invest upwards of $300,000,000 in a mixed use 25 acre development along the Scioto River and Riverside drive in Dublin, Ohio’s 1,200 acre Bridge Street Corridor project.  The project will stretch from Sawmill Road to Franz along Dublin Granville Road. The Crawford Hoying portion of the overall development will encompass…

Big Box Retail Goes Small Box

Walmart Market Center

We’re accustomed to seeing 180,000 – 220,000 square feet Walmart Super Centers all over the country over the last couple of decades, but many communities fight tooth and nail to keep net leased retail of this size out of their communities. The big box large triple net retail market is morphing a bit to address…

Columbus and Central Ohio Residential Sales for August 2013

Not only is Columbus commercial real estate for sale doing well, Columbus and Central Ohio residential just had an all time record month for an August and a record year to date. Homes sold as of end of August were up 22.9% as compared to year to date in 2012.  Plus, August 2013 sales of…

New Walmart to be Built on Sawmill Just North of I-270

A new 176,290 square foot Walmart Supercenter is going in just north of Hard Road on Sawmill in what used to be the Olde Sawmill Square retail center that’s been mostly empty and decaying for years. The sale for the 13 acres closed in August 2013, and the Walmart is expected to open for business…

Columbus and Central Ohio Home Sales – April 2013

Home sales hit a record high last month with 2,390 closing versus the previous high of 2,286 in April 2004.  This is a 30 percent increase from April last year. Year to date, prices are up 1.5 percent from last year with April at $163,084 up from $149,477 in January. ”Even with more homes being…

Walkable Urban Cores – How Downtown can Save America

Daily finance had an interesting interview with Jeff Speck, author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.  Jeff Speck is an architect and city planner in Washington DC and served on the Mayor’s Institute on City Design.  He also served on the Sustainability Task Force of the Department of…

Update on Dublin, Ohio’s Bridge Street Corridor Redevelopment Project.

The city of Dublin, Ohio has embarked on a grand project with this one so here’s an update on the progress.   The project is moving along and the city is offering a quick look at what it could be. http://vimeo.com/61395284 The Bridge Street Corridor run along State Route 161 (Bridge Street) from Sawmill Road through…

Columbus Ohio – Commercial Construction Roundup for 2012

There’s a lot going on around here aside from the I-70 / I-71 project.  IF we have a mild winter as we did last year, it will get these projects moving along toward completion early in 2013 except for the freeway reconstruction.  That will take a little bit longer. Columbus Commons, 600 Goodale, Harrison West,…

Columbus and Central Ohio Multifamily Update – Vacancy Rate Falling

Reis Reports announced that the 126,022 unit Columbus / Central Ohio multifamily market vacancy rate had fallen to 6.1 percent by the end of the second quarter 2012, which is the latest quarter we have numbers for.  That’s down 30 basis points over the prior quarter and down a whopping 190 points from second quarter…

Columbus and Central Ohio June 2012 Residential Homes Sales Report

There’s continued good news for the Central Ohio market as homes sales were 2,429 for June 2012, up 18.1% from the 2,056 for June 2011.  Sales for the first half of the year were 10,473, up from the first half for 2011 at 9,507. Median price was $155,250, up 15% from $135,000 in June 2011. …

Commercial Real Estate Pricing Recovery Continues

Walmart Market Center

I’m not saying that we’re quite back to pre crash levels of pricing but we’re getting there.  Given the general malaise in the American economy with job growth, GDP growth and most other indicators, it’s surprising that the commercial real estate recovery has been as strong and broad based as it has. It didn’t start…