Accelerating your success.
Our team serves the Southwest Ohio and Kentucky markets by creating effective solutions to help our clients bring the energy back into their businesses and accelerate their success. We provide clients with a competitive edge by leveraging the Colliers national platform, local market knowledge and proprietary technology in advising them through their real estate needs to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Brokerage Vice President
After serving as a Research Analyst assisting brokers in the Greater Cincinnati market, I have transitioned into a Brokerage Vice President specializing in the retail sector. I work with both property owners and tenants to provide value and market insight whether it is stabilizing a neighborhood center or locating the strongest position for their operation. I dedicate myself to my clients in the areas of acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, zoning, and market analysis.
Brokerage Vice President
Dustin has 14 years of brokerage experience. He is focused on assisting his nationally recognized clients with various real estate needs throughout Ohio & Kentucky. He is known for being a responsive, single point-of-contact for concepts that require in-depth knowledge of Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville and additional tertiary markets.
In addition to site selection expertise, Dustin has experience with site disposition and sub-leasing for national tenants, including: Sam's Club, Beauty Brands, Captain D’s, Toys R Us and others.
As an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Dustin has served as a Local, State and Central Division Next Generation Chair. His most recent role as Central Division Chair provided leadership, structure and support for ICSC NextGen Programs within a 12-state division.
Dustin a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s Real Estate program, which has been ranked among the top 5 most influential real estate research institutions in the nation. He is also a member of the University of Cincinnati’s Real Estate Roundtable Program, Urban Land Institute and the Commercial Real Estate Council of Greater Cincinnati.
As a brokerage Associate with Colliers International | Greater Cincinnati, Connor specializes in the Retail Real Estate Solutions and Commercial Brokerage Services.
Connor joined Colliers in 2016 upon graduating from the University of Cincinnati and started as a Research Analysist. As a research analyst he was able to develop a sound understanding of the Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate market, which allowed him to make a smooth transition into brokerage.
Connor focuses on representing predominant national and local retailers, restaurants, landlords, and developers. He plays an integral part in the tenant representation approval process by coordinating site selection, strategic planning, and negotiations. His expert market knowledge assists landlord’s and developers in leveraging their real estate to achieve the best possible outcome and accelerate their success.
Emilie Gunn joined Colliers International as a Marketing Assistant with the Greater Cincinnati office in 2020. Emilie supports the Retail and Dayton office teams with various projects and assignments, including day-to-day marketing tasks and the creation and development of presentations, Offering Memorandums, Broker Opinions of Value and Marketing Plans.
Our featured listings.
We understand how physical stores promote the promise of the brand. We deliver customized, accountable, and innovative solutions that result in the best client experience. In order to achieve the highest level of success in representing a tenant during an expansion or relocation process, we take a deep dive into what drives and creates success for that brand.
When it comes to maximizing value for the owners of retail properties, we have taken the ownership approach. Whether we provide all or one of our services, we understand the importance of collaborating to derive maximum value for each client. Our creativity and attention to detail results in excellence, execution and value.
- Diamond Properties
- Cincinnati Commercial Contracting
- Compton Addy
- Costwald Group
- Crow Holdings
- Pearl Companies
- Realty Income Corporation
- Schottenstein Property Group
- Schuermann Properties
- Sims Furniture
- Turnbull Wahlert Construction
Our Case Studies
9007 Fields Ertel - Mason | Just Sold
9007 Fields Ertel | Cincinnati, Ohio
Justin and Connor listed and sold, a free-standing retail/office building located just off I-71 at the Fields Ertel Interchange. This property was surrounded by dense commercial market with numerous big box retailers and restaurants. They were able to secure an owner-occupier to purchase the property and advised their client all the way through to the closing.
25 Carothers - Newport | Just Leased
25 Carothers Road | Newport, Kentucky
This property was a redevelopment opportunity in the heart of Newport, Kentucky's retail corridor. Knowing the high-barrier to entry for this trade area, Justin advised his client on the acquisition of the property then quickly targeted and negotiated a long-term ground lease with a strong, national credit tenant in Valvoline.
Sally Beauty and Cosmo Prof | Southwest Ohio Store Evaluations
- Sally Beauty and CosmoProf had dated store formats and locations throughout SW Ohio
- A new real estate team was brought in to give the brand new life and evaluate the existing portfolio)
- Extend leases for the highest performing stores, but re-evaluate all other locations
- Relocate the Sally Beauty brand to centers with better co-tenancy, if possible
- 40+ locations evaluated for possible relocations and/or lease extensions
- 8 relocations successfully completed; 2 net new locations added
Visionworks | Columbus, Ohio Market Roll-out
- Develop and execute roll-out strategy for Southern Ohio on behalf of national optical concept
- National and regional competitors established in the market
- Scarce availability for desired size
- Focus on regional trade areas only
- Target highly visible, dominant sites within the selected trade areas to expedite brand awareness in Ohio
- Successfully identified, secured, and opened 5 highly visible locations in the Columbus, OH market within 12 months
- With 8 additional sites pending REC approval for Cincinnati-Dayton within the same timeframe