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Over the last few years, Central Ohio real estate, especially within Columbus, has been highly sought after. That’s why choosing the right commercial appraisal firm is essential to ensure you get a thorough, accurate assessment of the value of your commercial property.
Since commercial real estate appraisals involve a much more complicated process and are more subjective than residential property appraisals, you want to make sure you select an experienced commercial real estate firm that is familiar with the type of property you need to have assessed. Why leave the valuation of your investment in the hands of just anyone?
When it’s time to sell your commercial real estate, you’re going to need the services of a Columbus, Ohio property appraiser. The outcome can make a big difference in how much you gain, financially, when you decide to sell; it can also help determine if and where you can branch out with other business locations. A professional, experienced property appraiser will be fair, have your best interest in mind, and guide you towards your ideal property.
But what are the three most basic questions you should ask when deciding to hire a commercial appraiser? Continue reading to find out.
Even in the current economy, appraisal management companies are seeking qualified commercial real estate appraisers. So, if you are looking for a career in commercial real estate, it’s a perfect time for you! Before you get started, you should have a basic understanding of two things:
- What do commercial real estate appraisers do?
- What are the requirements for becoming a property appraiser?
The real estate market in Columbus, Ohio and Central Ohio couldn’t be better. Home sales are at an all-time high and vacancy rates for retail space are on the decline. Moreover, you can’t read the local news without seeing a major commercial development project in the works. So, as 2016 comes to a close and we prepare for even bigger changes on the horizon, let’s look ahead to the top trends expected for the commercial real estate industry in 2017!
Let’s face it – moving can be a drag. So, why not get some help in finding the perfect space? Turn to Realtor.com Columbus Ohio to find help, tips, and resources in just about every area of real estate.
Finding a new home, office location, or business space can be easily overshadowed by the dread of actually finding the space, packing, and physically moving your belongings. There are many unknowns that you have to consider:
- How will I find a Columbus realtor to help me?
- Where can I search for up-to-date listings?
- What is the best method for packing plates… without breaking them, anyway?
- Are there moving companies specifically geared towards homeowners or business owners, or can most moving companies help anyone with a move?
- …And the list goes on.
Columbus, Ohio is known as “The Biggest Small Town in America” for a reason. Not only does the city boast a low 3.9% unemployment rate (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of August 2016), but it is also a hotbed for business development. Tech startups and retail establishments are showing amazing growth in the region; therefore, be prepared for competition if you’re buying or leasing commercial real estate in Columbus or Central Ohio.
Whether you are a seasoned Columbus commercial real estate broker, or just entering the field, it’s important to have “go-to” resources to support – or strengthen – your growth in the industry. As a leading commercial real estate firm in Columbus, Ohio, our group of expert CRE brokers frequently reviews a variety of blogs, books, and podcasts to ensure we stay at the top of our game.
Here are a few that we suggest you look into:
If you’re searching for Columbus office space, there’s no place quite like our great city! Not only is Columbus the capital and largest city of Ohio, it is the 15th largest city in the United States. Boasting a population of over 850,000, it’s bustling with museums, restaurants, stores, parks, corporate headquarters, colleges, and much more!
What an exciting time to be a property owner in Central Ohio! With the rental market in Columbus, Ohio, and beyond, heating up, it’s no surprise that property owners are taking a closer look at their property’s income potential.
You might be considering the possibility of renting out your property, but make sure you understand everything that is involved in property management. Leasing your property is not as simple as finding a tenant and collecting rent. It involves contracts, maintenance, and much more.
With great news coming out of the Columbus, Ohio and Central Ohio residential and commercial real estate sectors, raw land is a very attractive investment opportunity for large and small investors alike. That’s why understanding when, where, and how to buy raw land is incredibly important. Over the last few years, The Robert Weiler Company has purchased millions of dollars in raw land within Delaware County, following our blueprint for assessing profitable land investment.
It’s no wonder that everyone wants to live here. Columbus has the top commercial real estate companies, such as The Robert Weiler Company, Alterra Real Estate, and more. Columbus also offers a plethora of choices when it comes to dining, leisure, business, and of course, shopping. And, when it comes to access, talent, and value, Columbus has it all – the number one metro in the United States for Global 500 headquarters, the 15th fastest growing city in the nation, and a cost of living below the national average.
At The Robert Weiler Company, our job seems almost easy with all of the choices available in Columbus, Ohio. In fact, we’re not surprised that individuals, families, and businesses love it here. That’s why we’ve spent the last 80 years in business, right here in Columbus. We don’t need the statistics, facts, and Ohio trivia to understand why, when you choose, you choose Columbus. After all, we chose it, too!
After you choose Columbus, however, you have a very important decision to make: Which Real Estate Companies in Ohio will you ask to help you navigate your way through the real estate process?
Are you a real estate property investor? Wouldn’t it be convenient to get the value of your property at the palm of your hand? If you’ve answered “yes” to either of these questions, you are in luck. There’s an app for that!
As smartphone technology has evolved, so has the world of apps. The App Store, Google Play, and others offer great tools to assist parents, employees, business owners, and even property managers with their specific day-to-day activities.
For property owners and property managers of commercial real estate, apps can offer a huge time and money-saving opportunity. Just because your commercial property was a large financial investment, it doesn’t mean that it needs to be a large investment of your time. That’s why there’s an app for that!
If you are a resident of Columbus, Ohio or the neighboring suburbs, you are probably aware that Downtown Columbus has been the focus of an enormous revitalization project over the last few years. And, if you didn’t know, HighPoint on Columbus Commons has been the center of residential and commercial growth. Not to mention, this Columbus Ohio real estate development project is one of the largest apartment developments to open in Ohio since 2013. At The Robert Weiler Company, we were honored to be spearheading this project, and lucky that tenants of all backgrounds have flocked to this amazing location on High Street.
Are you looking to get an appraisal for your commercial real estate property, but you’re not sure where to start? No problem! Read our four helpful tips, sure to help get you the value of your dreams!
As one of the top commercial real estate firms in Columbus, Ohio, The Robert Weiler Company has adopted Ella Fitzgerald’s classic lyric, “summertime and the livin’ is easy” as its motto. Life may be moving just a little slower, as we enjoy pool parties, barbeques, vacations, and spending time with friends and family; but we’ve remained quite busy over the last year. If you’re one of our valued clients (or want to be one), take a glimpse inside what we’ve recently achieved and get a feel for what’s to come in the fall and beyond!
A High Point for One of Columbus’ Top Commercial Real Estate Firms: HighPoint on Columbus Commons!
As you may or may not know, Downtown Columbus has been the focus of an enormous renovation over the last few years; and HighPoint on Columbus Commons played a key role to the redevelopment of the area. This Columbus Ohio real estate development project – one of the largest apartment developments to open in Ohio during 2013 – has two additional buildings and a whopping 22,000 square feet of retail locations for rent!
We are proud to say that we spearheaded this project, and tenants simply flocked to it. By the end of year 2013, all 98 apartments in the North building were occupied. Just a few months later, by early 2014, the South building was filled, as well. The rentable space includes awesome highlights, such as full-service restaurants, valet parking, and a pedestrian tunnel connection from High Street to the Commons in Downtown Columbus.
Other top commercial real estate developers cite another incredible fact. It accommodates 100,000 daytime workers and over 1 million annual visitors! Not to mention that we have secured two new tenants this within the past few months with the addition of Pure Pressed Organic Juicery (which moved in on April 6, 2015) and de-NOVO bistro & bar (slated to move in towards the end of 2015).
Hive Five for Franklinton: Work Expected to Begin This Winter
Now follow one of Columbus’ top commercial real estate firms to Franklinton, if you will! In early 2014, we won a competition with our pals at CASTO to redevelop 11.5 acres of former public housing properties in East Franklinton, a burgeoning creative-class enclave. We are pleased to announce that site work for the mixed-use project is expected to begin this winter (with a neighboring property getting started in Spring 2016).
In Central Ohio real estate, short sales were at a low point for the year in the fourth quarter of 2014, with only 955 sales being made. The number of distressed inventory, or homes with the potential to be sold at its actual value has passed or will pass soon, also dropped in the fourth quarter, equaling roughly 50 percent of the inventory form the fourth quarter in 2013.
We plan to put in 124 apartments on four floors, above 20,000 square feet of commercial and live/work space. Almost half of the units will be priced as “work-force units” to serve tenants making between 80-120% of the region’s median income. As one of the top commercial real estate firms in the region, we are so excited to begin making such a vital contribution to an already wonderful community.
An A+ Idea: South Campus Gateway
Last month, this Columbus real estate firm presented a thrilling new concept to the Ohio State University Area Review Board: a brand new, six-story student housing and retail complex! Included would be 123 apartments with 156 beds, 7,350 square feet of retail and a parking garage for bicycles, motorcycles, and 120 cars.
If all goes according to plan, our space would replace the Taco Bell at North High Street, just north of West Ninth Avenue. It’s a hot location right near campus, and it’s an area where the city and planners want higher density development.
We hope to have the complex up and running before the start of Ohio State University’s fall 2016 semester. (Did we make it on the Dean’s List for this bright idea?)
Historic Highs: Get to Know the New Atlas Building
Last but certainly not least, as one of the top commercial real estate firms in Columbus, we’re proud to share that we’re helping to lease 6,500 square feet of retail space in the historic Atlas Building on East Long Street.
Built in 1905 by renowned Columbus architect Frank Packard, the Atlas was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It embodies timeless, modern design for the upscale urban lifestyle; residents enjoy the welcoming metro environment and first class service provided by The Atlas Apartments in the heart of downtown Columbus.
As one of the top commercial real estate firms, we have recently finalized plans to lease a grocery store on the ground floor by the lobby entrance. Tentatively dubbed “Grab-and-Go Fresh,” the upscale micro grocery will take up 2,500 square feet in the building and will offer fresh produce, a coffee bar, salads, and sandwiches to go.
As a whole, the building is leasing up very nicely, with an art gallery even expressing interest. We are thrilled about the array of establishments offered in this historic space – it will certainly be a benefit to the community and a welcome addition by all!
As you can see, The Robert Weiler Company, one of the top commercial real estate firms in the country, has had a wildly successful last few years. We are so excited for what’s to come, and we hope you’ll be a part of our journey onwards and upwards. If you have any questions about the development of commercial property, we’d certainly love to help!
As a full-service commercial real estate and appraisal firm with almost 80 years of experience, we have a competitive advantage in the market and a value that you won’t find at any other firm. Keep one of Columbus’ top commercial real estate firms in mind as you enjoy the last few weeks of summer, and look ahead to fall. Cheers!
They say you should never judge a book by its cover; though, when it comes to a commercial rental property, this adage doesn’t quite ring true. In fact, many potential renters won’t even take the time to see the inside if the outside doesn’t entice them in one way or another. If the outside of your property does meet their standards, however, they will definitely want to take a peek at the inside.
Exciting things are happening at The Robert Weiler Company, and we want to bring you up to speed! As you may or may not know, we won a competition (in conjunction with our friends at CASTO) in early 2014 to redevelop 11.5 acres of former public housing properties in East Franklinton – a burgeoning creative-class enclave.
The Lawrence Funderburke Youth Organization Financial Life Skills camp had an exclusive look at commercial real estate through the lens of The Robert Weiler Company and our president, Skip Weiler. Throughout the day, the campers were introduced to the world of commercial real estate negotiation, sales, and appraisal.
With only weeks left in the second quarter of 2015, it’s time to embrace some pre-summer excitement by taking a look back at quarter one. Despite a frigid start to 2015 for Columbus, Ohio, in which temperatures dropped to zero or even below zero at nights, the Central Ohio (especially Columbus) real estate market remained red-hot. And, if the above-average March 31 temperature of 64 degrees was any sign of good news to come in the real estate market, Columbus should get ready for a warming trend throughout the upcoming summer.