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Benjamin Johnson


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Ben is a member of the Industrial Services Group at Colliers International. He has brokered the sale of millions of square feet of industrial and office space. Ben advises both owner-occupant and investor buyers and sellers in numerous transactions. He Also works with landlords and tenants to complete industrial and office leases, helping his clients identify opportunities and achieve favorable terms. Ben specializes in industrial sales, leasing, land development and investment sales. He has a unique understanding of site selection, the development process, and financial analysis. He also acts as a consultant for his clients in numerous commercial real estate transactions including planning, investment, advisory, and development assignments.


•    SIOR - Active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, 2015-Current
•    National Association of Realtors. Affiliate Member
•    Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors "CCIIR" member and President (2020), Vice President (2019, Treasurer (2018), Secretary (2017)
•    Columbus Board of Realtors Most Unique Commercial/Investment Transaction 2010
•    Colliers International | Greater Columbus Region, “Rookie of the Year” for 2009
•    Numerous CoStar Power Broker and other industry awards
•    Columbus Business First “20 To Know in Real Estate” 2013, Inaugural Year


Ben graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Global Business Management and a concentration in Marketing. He also completed economics courses at an International Business School in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 2010- Current. 

Memberships & Involvements

SIOR, Active member Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, 2015-Current

National Association of Realtors. Affiliate MemberMadison County Future, Inc. Community Improvement Corp., Board of Directors 2010-Current
NAIOP National Association of Industrial and Office Propertiess, Member 2011-Current
COCIE Governing Board 2013-Current, Chair 2018-19
ULI - Urban Land Institute , Member 2015-Current
Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors "CCIIR" member and President (2020), Vice President (2019, Treasurer (2018), Secretary (2017)
ACG - Association for Corporate Growth,  Member 2017-Current


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land

Featured Research

Mar 31, 2022

2022 Q1 Industrial Trends Columbus Colliers

The Columbus industrial market started the year on a positive note, recording 3,455,972 square feet of net absorption this quarter. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused already-high demand for industrial space to skyrocket, leading to booming activity from e-commerce and logistics tenants. High leasing activity has driven vacancy down to 1.55 percent and overall asking rates up to $4.61 NNN - both records in the Central Ohio market. Construction activity also remains strong, as there are 26 projects comprising of 13.7 million square feet currently underway. Throughout 2022, Columbus can anticipate consistent demand from tenants, developers and investors as the city solidifies itself as a true U.S. industrial hub.
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Jan 1, 2022

2021 Q4 Industrial Trends Columbus Colliers

The Columbus industrial market finished 2021 with a strong fourth quarter, posting 3,455,921 square feet of net absorption. This brings year-to-date net absorption up to 15,367,522 square feet and vacancy down to 2.16 percent - both records for Central Ohio. The ongoing pandemic has caused the e-commerce industry to grow rapidly over the past 18 months, indicated by an influx of demand for prime warehouse and distribution space. Construction continues to rise, as there is over 15 million square feet of product currently underway and 45 million square feet in the pipeline. Columbus can expect continued activity throughout the new year as COVID-19 fuels demand in the industrial sector.
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Oct 1, 2021

2021 Q3 Industrial Trends Columbus Colliers

The Columbus industrial market continued a strong year with a record third quarter, posting 4 million square feet of positive net absorption.
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