Brett Cisler | Colliers International | Columbus

Brett Cisler

Executive Vice President | Principal

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Professional Summary

For the last 21 years, Brett Cisler has served as a real estate advisor specializing in representing a large portfolio of clients and tenants in Central Ohio.  Brett maximizes his clients’ real estate investments through his comprehensive strategic approach to the business, while leveraging Colliers International’s strong research and marketing team to maintain the most up-to-date knowledge of the market.  

His approach is founded on building relationships, problem solving and thoroughly understanding each client’s needs.  Brett is a creative problem-solver and actively guides his clients through the real estate process, beginning to end to ensure his clients are fully informed and satisfied every step of the way.  Brett takes extraordinary pride in delivering exceptional service and is passionately dedicated through every phase of each project, including strategic planning, site selection, financial analysis, negotiation and execution.  

Brett’s clients appreciate his expertise, passion and sense of urgency when it comes to their business, exceeding client expectations.  In addition, Brett supports many civic initiatives including raising funds for cancer research through events such as Pelotonia and supporting the Salvation Army.  When he isn’t helping clients win business or select the best space for their business, he can be found on the golf course or cycling with friends.  


•    “Power Broker Award”  Columbus, OH market - CoStar (multiple years)
•    “Broker of the Year”  - Colliers International | Greater Columbus Region
•    “Top Producer” - Columbus Board of Realtor (multiple years)
•    “Largest Office Lease Transaction”  -Columbus Board of Realtors
•    “Largest Office Sale Transaction” -Columbus Board of Realtors
•    “2019 Everest Club Award”  - Top 10%of producers of Colliers International Nationally


Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Real Estate, University of Cincinnati

Memberships & Involvements

•    Pelotonia Rider - 2010-2019
•    Captain of Colliers Pelotonia Team
•    Junior Achievement Counselor


IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Mitsubishi, LabCorp, Mission Essential Personnel, Sun Life of Canada


9200 Worthington Road (14,000 SF) - Class A office building in northern Columbus, OH
Officenter II (Two 63,000 SF buildings) - Class A office buildings in Gahanna, OH
175 S. Third Street (200,000 SF) - Class A building in downtown Columbus, OH
Mission Essential Personnel (25,000 SF) - Columbus, OH location
Mission Essential Personnel (7,000 SF) - Baltimore, MD location
Mission Essential Personnel (7,700 SF) - Columbus, GA location
Mission Essential Personnel (7,000 SF) - Chantilly, VA location
Mission Essential Personnel (6,000 SF) - Lorton, VA location
LabCorp (27,000 SF) - Livonia, MI location
LabCorp (37,000 SF) - Chicago, IL location
4300 Kimberly Parkway - (24,310 SF) - Class A building in Columbus, OH


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Featured Research
Jun 30, 2020
2020 Q2 Office Trends Columbus Colliers
Despite uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Columbus office market had a strong second quarter, posting 39,011 square feet of net absorption. In eight of the past nine quarters, the region has experienced positive absorption - a true testament to the sustained strength of the office sector. New development and high demand drove activity in the Easton submarket, which recorded 33,546 square feet of absorption this quarter. Although absorption was positive, vacancy increased this quarter to 9.28%, as over 200,000 square feet of completed speculative development was added to the market. The first two phases of the expansion at Easton and the office building at 950 Goodale Blvd. were finalized, providing new spaces for M/I Homes, VanTrust and Carlile Patchen & Murphy. This new first-class space also caused overall asking rates and Class A rates to increase, to $19.12 per square foot and $21.51 per square foot, respectively. In coming months, Columbus can anticipate leasing activity to slowly increase and sublease availability to quickly rise as the country works to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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Mar 31, 2020
2020 Q1 Office Trends Report Columbus Colliers
The Columbus office market started off the year with slightly negative net absorption of 23,110 square feet. However, the market recorded positive absorption in seven of the past eight quarters, demonstrating the overall strength of the office sector. Ongoing investment, development and leasing activity drove positive absorption of 55,094 square feet in the CBD - the highest of any submarket this quarter. Despite overall vacancy increasing to 9.07 percent, the rate is over 40 basis points lower than in the first quarter of last year. Overall asking rates also experienced positive growth, rising to $18.84 per square foot. Rates for Class A and B properties both increased, to $20.99 per square foot and $17.83 per square foot, respectively. Three large-scale construction projects totaling 421,250 square feet broke ground this quarter, including the mixed-use Grandview Crossing development, the second phase of Gravity in Franklinton and the expansion of the Arena District, which will be home to Chipotle’s Columbus headquarters.
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Jan 2, 2020
2019 Q4 Office Trends Report Columbus Colliers
The Columbus office market finished the year strong, recording 351,948 square feet of positive net absorption* in the fourth quarter. This brings year-to-date net absorption to over 1.2 million square feet. The fourth quarter is the seventh consecutive quarter of positive absorption and the third consecutive quarter of absorption above six figures, demonstrating the consistent growth of the office market. Strong leasing activity throughout the region contributed to rising absorption and declining vacancy - down to 8.8 percent this quarter. Overall asking rates remain steady at $18.75 per square foot, with Class A rates holding at $20.82 per square foot and Class B rates at $17.59 per square foot. Completed build-to-suit offices were driving forces on the market this quarter, as DHL and White Castle’s new headquarters both completed for a collective 250,000 square feet. According to The Kiplinger Forecast, GDP grew at a 2.1 percent rate this year due to home construction and government spending. GDP is expected to soften slightly to about 1.7 percent in 2020, as it is an election year. Locally, the Columbus unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent this quarter due to the city being considered at “full employment” compared to the rest of the country. The region can anticipate another strong year in 2020, as national and international firms gain interest in Columbus’ skilled workforce, strategic location and emphasis on development.
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Featured News
May 30, 2019
2019 Top Producers Award Release
Colliers International | Greater Columbus Region is proud to announce that they are home to five of the ten Top Producers at the Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial Awards.
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Dec 16, 2017
Real Estate Investment Firm See Dublin as a Good Fit
Dublin’s strong economic team and world-class amenities are just a few reasons why New York-based Group RMC Corp. purchased a nine-building portfolio
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