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Christopher Potts


Brokerage Senior Vice President and Principal | Columbus

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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.


•    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


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


  • 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
  • Baymark Health
  • Bridgeway Academy


•    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


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type


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Featured Research

Mar 31, 2022

2022 Q1 Office Trends Columbus Colliers

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Columbus office market recorded positive net absorption for the first quarter since Q1 2020. This 424,356 square feet of net absorption is a testament to the increased demand and leasing activity that Central Ohio has seen in recent months. The vacancy rate slightly increased to 12.86 percent, as construction completions added new available space to the market. Development remains strong, with six projects comprising of 947,188 square feet underway. Throughout 2022, Columbus can anticipate more growth as the office market rebounds and adapts to a post-pandemic world.
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Jan 1, 2022

2021 Q4 Office Trends Columbus Colliers

As the world continues to feel the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Columbus office market recorded negative net absorption of 55,939 square feet in the fourth quarter. The negative year-to-date absorption of 717,942 square feet has driven vacancy from 11.8 percent in Q1 2021 to 12.76 percent this quarter. However, Central Ohio is showing signs of recovery, with new development and tenant demand picking up significantly throughout the year. With 1.3 million square feet of product underway and over 140 users searching for office space, Columbus can anticipate increased activity in the new year.
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Oct 1, 2021

2021 Q3 Office Trends Columbus Colliers

The Columbus office market continues to be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, recording 262,017 square feet of negative net absorption and vacancy of 12.7 percent.
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