Christopher Potts

Christopher Potts

CCIM

Brokerage Senior Vice President and Principal | Columbus

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About

Professional Summary

Chris brings over 25 years of experience to the real estate industry focusing on both the leasing and sale of office properties.  He hosts a large client base through out the central business district and the surrounding submarkets of Greater Columbus.  His vast knowledge of buildings, owners, and market information combined with an innovative nature in the business lead to successful solutions for his clients looking to lease, purchase, sell, or develop office buildings. 

Chris has been in the real estate industry since graduating from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Colliers International, Chris was Vice President and Broker of Record for NAI/Eagle Realty Services, Inc.  Before NAI/Eagle, Chris was an associate at Kohr, Royer, Griffith, Inc. for five years and began his career working at Edward’s Commercial Realty.

Accomplishments

•    CCIM designation since 1994
•    2011 Central Ohio NAIOP President’s award winner
•    NAIOP Member and Committee Chair
•    2004-2005 President of Columbus Commercial Industrial and Investment Realtors (CCIIR)
•    Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial Section- Prior Steering Committee Member
•    Member of Colliers CART group.
•    2016 Inductee to Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame

Education

B.S., Business Administration-Real Estate & Urban Analysis and Finance, The Ohio State University, Class of 1989

Memberships & Involvements

Certified Commercial Investment Member – CCIM Professional Designation

Columbus Board of Realtors Ohio

National Associations of Realtors NAIOP

Clients

  • Isaac Wiles Law Offices
  • Middleton Partners
  • Maximus, Inc.
  • McNees, Wallace, Nurick
  • MetLife
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Pizzuti Company
  • NP Limited (developers of The Polaris Centers of Commerce)
  • Veeam Software
  • Scitech at Ohio State University
  • Toyo Batteries
  • Liberty Dialysis
  • Real Capital Solutions
  • Everyware
  • Torchlight
  • LNR
  • OPENonline
  • TATA-TCS
  • Baymark Health
  • Bridgeway Academy

Testimonials

•    8800 Lyra Drive:  $20,000,000 value transactions for NP Limited
•    Orchard Knoll:  $7,500,000 value transactions for Gemini Rosemont
•    2400 Corporate Exchange:  97,000 SF sold
•    Fifth Third Center:  $2,100,000 value transactions for McNees-Wallace
•    Two Miranova Place: 100,000 SF in new leases.
•    JP Morgan Chase: 52,000 SF at 100 E Broad Street.
•    2780 Airport Drive: $5,700,000 value transaction for Torchlight Investors
•    W Broad build-to-suit: $2,900,000 value transaction for Liberty Dialysis
•    Rush Creek II: $3,375,000 value transaction for Torchlight Investors

Services

Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Office

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Featured Research

Featured Research
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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Oct 1, 2019
2019 Q3 Office Trends Report Columbus Colliers
The Columbus office market continued a strong year with 310,789 square feet of positive absorption in the third quarter. This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of positive absorption and the second consecutive quarter of absorption over six figures, proving the strength of the office sector. Due to consistent leasing activity, the vacancy rate continues to decline, dropping from 9.17 percent to 8.91 percent this quarter. Overall asking rates remain stable at $18.60 per square foot, with Class A rates holding at $20.91 per square foot. Internationally recognized occupiers were driving forces on the market this quarter, with Chipotle, Bank of America and WeWork all committing to office space around the region. According to The Kiplinger Forecast, U.S. GDP rose to 2 percent this quarter due to consumer spending and is expected to finish the year at 2.3 percent. With 2020 being an election year, GDP growth is expected to soften, dropping to around 1.8 percent. On a local scale, a tight labor market caused the Columbus unemployment rate to rise slightly from 3.4 percent to 3.7 percent. This rate is forecasted to remain stable in coming months, as the city is considered at “full employment” level. Central Ohio can expect consistent growth throughout the rest of the year, as tenants, investors and developers continue to take note of Columbus’ booming economy and first-class business landscape.
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Jul 2, 2019
2019 Q2 Office Trends Columbus Colliers
The Columbus office market experienced a boom in activity during the second quarter, posting 551,716 square feet of positive net absorption*. This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of positive absorption, demonstrating the growing strength of the office sector. The vacancy rate dropped from last quarter, declining from 9.51 percent to 9.17 percent as many large tenants occupied space around the area. Overall asking rates held steady at $18.71 per square foot. However, asking rates for Class A properties increased to $20.92 per square foot, with the CBD and New Albany submarkets seeing the largest upticks. The Kiplinger Forecast reports that the U.S. GDP grew 3.2 percent during the first half of the year but is expected to cool off throughout the coming months. Consumer spending grew by 2.5 percent in the second quarter, reversing the effects of the first quarter’s government shutdown. The unemployment rate in Columbus decreased from 4.2 percent to 3.4 percent this quarter– the lowest it has been since 2001. This rate isn’t expected to decline any further, as the city is considered around the “full employment” level in relation to the rest of the country. Throughout the rest of 2019, Central Ohio can anticipate continued interest from tenants and investors as the city experiences a period of unprecedented growth and development.
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