One Mill Run, formerly named the Gates McDonald Building, was acquired by Talcott Realty Investors, LLC in 2005. That year the building's major tenant, Gates McDonald & Co., moved their operations to downtown Columbus leaving the building with an 18% occupancy rate.

Strategy

Rebranding the building away from Gates McDonald was the first step necessary. Second, the building was very dated and needed a significant amount of renovations to make it more modern and attract desirable tenants.

Services

Colliers International focused their leasing and property management expertise at 3455 Mill Run Drive, first by rebranding the building as One Mill Run to pull away from the Gates McDonald past. The leasing team, Andrew Jameson and Brett Cisler, targeted existing tenants and potential tenants highlighting the large space available. They also fostered a close relationship with David Meeks, Hilliard's economic development director, to ensure any potential large or small tenants were offered the best tax incentives to relocate to Hilliard as possible.

Property manager Amanda Abraham spearheaded a renovation project working with the owner and architecture firm Carney Ranker. Over $300,000 was spent towards demolishing the old cafeteria, adding a common conference room and vending area, renovating the lobby and bathrooms, as well as creating a showcase floor to attract tenants.

Results

Following the rebranding campaign, Colliers International delivered results almost immediately. Once the ball was rolling, it never stopped. Here are a few of the additional leases secureda t the building from 2005 until the present

> Sedgwick Claims Services (56,586 SF)

> Indiana  Wesleyan University (20,733 SF)

> Unwin Company (8,533 SF)

> CBIZ (8,138 SF)

> Touch Bionics (5,994 SF)

> American General Life (5,456 SF)

> Ohio Health Information Partnership (5,273 SF)