Michael Linder | Colliers International | Columbus

Michael Linder


Senior Executive Vice President | Principal

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Professional Summary

Michael R. Linder, SIOR is a member of the Columbus Industrial Team at Colliers International along with Shane Woloshan, SIOR, Joel Yakovac, SIOR, Jonathan Schuen, SIOR,  Kyle Ghiloni, and Molly Crosby, Mike works with owners and tenants in the leasing, sale, and development of industrial properties, primarily in the southeast and southwest markets. He has been involved in real estate for over twenty years.

Mike is a member of the Colliers Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group (L&T). L&T is a select group of specialists dedicated to delivering focused solutions to the increased challenges of today’s global shipping and transportation community. With the group, he has traveled throughout North America as well as South America on port tours to understand what drives demand to Columbus, Ohio and to set new standards for delivering clients the most advanced resources and service.


Colliers International Everest Club,  2015-2016, 2018, 2019

Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame, 2015

Columbus Realtors Achievements:

• Top Producer - 2015 to 2019
• Largest Transaction - 2009, 2013, & 2019
• Largest Sale - 2019
• 1031 Exchange Award - 2019
• Most Co-Op Transactions - 2012 - 2015

Colliers International Awards Presidents Club, 2002 - 2016

Colliers International Awards

Presidents Club, 2002 - 2016

Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Member, Columbus Region Logistics Council

Member, Colliers Logistics and Transportation Group

Member, Grove City Planning Commission

Member, Ohio Association of Realtors

Member, National Association of Realtors



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting

The Ohio State University



Memberships & Involvements

Columbus Realtors Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Columbus Region Logistics Council Colliers Logistics and Transportation Group Grove City Planning Commission Ohio Association of Realtors National Association of Realtors


• Amazon
• Avnet
• Avon
• Becknell
• Best Buy
• Cabot Properties
• Citigroup
• Daimler Group
• Duke Realty
• Exeter Property Group
• Fanatics
• First Industrial
• Guardian Industries
• Hackman Capital
• HD Supply
• Hillwood
• Honeywell
• HSA Commercial Real Estate
• Industrial Realty Group
• Invesco
• Knauf Insulation
• Kraft Foods

• Kroger
• Liberty Property Trust
• Limited Brands
• Lincoln Property Group
• Meritex
• Mettler Toledo
• Netflix
• Nippon Express
• Opus
• Plymouth Industrial
• ProLogis
• Rogue
• Safelite
• Sears
• Springs Window Fashions
• Staples
• SunLife
• SVN Equities
• Thirty-One Gifts
• VanTrust
• Workflow One


"Mike has served as our real estate representative since 2007. Mike's expertise and dedication to excellence has served as an extremely valuable resource over the years. Mike provides us with access to market knowledge in commercial markets in all of North America that is utilized in over 30 lease renewals, relocations, greenhouses, etc. / year. Since 2007 Mike has helped Guardian Building Products save millions of dollars in base rental expenses in renewals and relocations. Mike not only provides us with expertise in the fields of real estate negotiations, but has also provided us with access to help in operating expense reconciliations, OSHA requirements and other necessary real estate related information.
In addition to the above, Mike works extremely well with our legal department and is always willing to understand not only Guardian's operational needs, but our cultural expectations as well. He is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our company is successful."
~Ryan Beaton
Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc,


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type
Industrial, Land
Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

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Featured Research
Sep 30, 2020
2020 Q3 Industrial Trends Columbus Colliers
The Columbus industrial market continued a strong year with a record third quarter, posting 3,660,680 square feet of positive net absorption. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused the already rising e-commerce industry to skyrocket in recent months, indicated by an influx of demand from these types of users. Due to this sustained demand, Columbus has seen absorption greater than 1 million square feet in 12 of the past 13 quarters. Additionally, this quarter marks the highest absorption in a single quarter since 2016. Despite recording positive absorption, vacancy slightly increased to 4.9 percent, as nearly 1 million square feet of new available speculative development was added to the market. This first-class space also caused overall and warehouse/distribution rates to rise, to $3.88 per square foot and $3.67 per square foot, respectively. In the past quarter, more than 4 million square feet of product broke ground and the number of users looking for industrial space increased from 102 to 120 tenants, demonstrating the strength of the industrial market. Central Ohio can expect continued activity in coming months as COVID-19 fuels growth in the industrial sector.
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Jun 30, 2020
2020 Q2 Industrial Trends Columbus Colliers
Despite uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Columbus industrial market had a strong second quarter, recording 2,768,540 square feet of positive absorption. As a result of sustained demand in the market, Columbus has seen absorption greater than 1 million square feet in 11 of the past 12 quarters. Although absorption was positive this quarter, vacancy remained steady at 4.56%, as over 1.5 million square feet of completed speculative development was added to the market. This prime new space also caused overall asking rates and warehouse/distribution rates to increase, to $3.67 per square foot and $3.50 per square foot, respectively. The second quarter demonstrated the explosive growth of e-commerce, which is booming even more due to coronavirus. Companies like Amazon, Walmart and Sheseido continue to expand in Central Ohio, occupying first-class warehouse space. With nearly 9 million square feet of development under construction and 102 industrial tenants currently looking for space in the market, Columbus can anticipate consistent activity this year as the country works to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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Mar 31, 2020
2020 Q1 Industrial Trends Report Columbus Colliers
The Columbus industrial market started the year on a positive note, recording 2,060,165 square feet of net absorption. In 10 of the past 11 quarters, the region has experienced absorption greater than 1 million square feet - a true testament to strong leasing activity, investment and development. This positive absorption drove vacancy down to 4.55 percent, which is over 30 basis points lower than a year ago. Overall asking rates remained stable at $3.44 per square foot, with rates for warehouses at $3.23 per square foot. General industrial properties saw the largest incline to $3.67 per square foot. The first quarter demonstrated growing demand from e-commerce companies and logistics providers, as Hormel Foods Corporation, Hims Inc., Hyperlogistics Group and FNS Inc. collectively leased over 1 million square feet around Central Ohio. These industries will continue to drive activity in Columbus, due to the area’s large influx of first-class industrial development. Construction activity remains solid with more than 8 million square feet of product currently underway - a majority of which is expected to reach completion throughout 2020.
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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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