Cincinnati Industrial Team

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The Cincinnati Industrial Team is part of Colliers International in Greater Cincinnati and specializes in bulk warehouse, distribution/logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and service center brokerage services.

Our team-based service approach, coupled with extensive market knowledge and research, allows us to uncover all options and opportunities.  The Cincinnati Industrial Team will incorporate your short-term and long-term business goals into each transaction.  Involvement with multiple commercial real estate organizations enables our team to expand its knowledge of the industry, remain apprised of trends and technological innovation, secure cooperating real estate relationships and understand legal issues impacting the marketplace.

Our team

John Gartner

Brokerage Senior Vice President & Principal | Cincinnati

John joined Colliers International in 1992 and became one of the general partners in May 2002.  As a Senior Sales Vice President, he is responsible for industrial sales, leasing and appraisals.  John is very active as a leader in numerous professional and community activities.

Erin Casey

Brokerage Senior Vice President | Cincinnati

In 2006 I left a successful 13-year career that I loved as an Environmental Consultant. I left because I listened to what my clients told me about myself unsolicited. They saw in me that my business sense and natural competitiveness coupled with my genuine passion for helping people was “made for commercial real estate”.

I am thorough and detail-oriented as I am driven by the need to not disappoint my clients, I always have their best interests at heart. My professional relationships often times become personal friendships because I am sincere in wanting to do whatever it takes to not only meet a client’s requirements but to surpass their expectations, regardless of the amount of square footage. I am fiercely loyal and in turn receive the same from my clients. Most of my transactions result in future business with the same people or are born out of their recommendations.

I listen to my client’s needs and ideas and present them with options. However, what makes me different than other brokers is that I invest myself into the people and company in which I am helping. We work as partners, their priorities become my priorities, and we have continual open and honest dialogue so we can minimize the stress that is sometimes present in having to consider moving and/or negotiating. I am well versed in current industrial market conditions in the Greater Cincinnati market and the process of leasing and buying/selling buildings, which allow me to work as an advisor to clients, not just as a person submitting a list of potential locations.

Drew Wall

Brokerage Associate

After spending the previous five years as a Research Analyst for the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton Colliers offices, I recently transitioned into a Brokerage Associate role with Colliers International | Greater Cincinnati. I work in the industrial sector to provide both landlord and tenant representation for users throughout the Greater Cincinnati market.

As an Economics major at The University of Cincinnati, my analytical studies allowed me to look at market data differently than other real estate professionals. This background helps me to provide my clients a different view of the market. In turn, this allows them to make better and more informed real estate decisions.

I am highly involved in the commercial real estate industry and in my community. I am a member of the University of Cincinnati Real Estate Roundtable and work with the co-op and real estate programs at local colleges to provide real estate experience to students. I also donate countless hours of my time to various charity organizations around the city. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, exercising and playing sports.

I enjoy every day I get to work in this industry and am appreciative for all the relationships I’ve made so far in my career. The excitement of learning and meeting so many wonderful people is what keeps me going and makes me love commercial real estate.

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3Q 2018 industrial market

Vacancy rate: 3.5%
Absorption: 2.0MSF  
Construction: 8.1MSF


New Construction Starts Surge to Record Levels

As of the end of the third quarter of 2018, the Cincinnati industrial market is setting records for both occupancy gains and construction activity. An additional two million square feet of net absorption brings the year-to-date total to nearly six million square feet as the overall market vacancy declined 30 basis points to a historical low of 3.5%.

As new product has been delivered to the market, leasing activity has kept pace as evidenced by consistent decreases in vacancy across all property sectors. Heightened leasing activity, in conjunction with rising rental rates, especially in the bulk warehouse and distribution sectors, has attracted the attention of existing developers and those still looking to enter the market.

Construction starts soared during the quarter doubling the amount of product under construction to nearly 8.1 million square feet. The success of recent new developments in securing tenants, has led to an increase in speculative projects, including three in excess of 750,000 square feet in size.

13 speculative developments totaling 5.5 million square feet are underway and scheduled for delivery over the next four quarters. Lease commitments have been secured for 800,000 square feet of the future inventory, but growing market demand includes a number of large space requirements.

To learn more, read the complete Q3 2018 Industrial Research & Forecast Report for the Greater Cincinnati Region. 

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What we do

Tenant/buyer representation

  • Property selection and evaluation
  • Lease negotiations
  • Tenant space planning and improvements



  • Analysis and selection of built-to-suit strategy
  • Lease vs. own analysis
  • Site selection, evaluation and cost estimating


Landlord/Seller Representation

  • Lease rate analysis
  • Negotiation of lease or purchase transaction
  • Tenant space planning and improvements

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