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Joel Yakovac | Colliers | Columbus

Joel Yakovac


Senior Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Joel R. Yakovac is a member of the Columbus Industrial Team at Colliers. Joel specializes in industrial sales and leasing. He focuses on new business development and prospecting new tenants, buyers, landlords and sellers. Joel works with local companies throughout Central Ohio as well as large corporations across the United States.

Through extensive work, the willingness to go above and beyond and a vast grasp of the Columbus industrial market, Joel ensures clients have professional and efficient representation to expedite successful transactions.



• Colliers Everest Club, 2015-2016, 2018 – 2021

• Columbus Realtors Achievements

Top Producer - 2015 - 2020

Largest Lease Transaction - 2009, 2013, 2019 - 2020

Largest Sale - 2019

1031 Exchange Award - 2019

• Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame, 2015


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance and Real Estate Major, University of Cincinnati

Memberships & Involvements

Columbus Board of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)


  • Advanced Turf Solutions
  • Amazon
  • Ambrose
  • Atlapac
  • Avistone
  • Best Buy
  • Best Supply
  • Bleckmann
  • Bone-Dry Roofing
  • Cabot Properties
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc.
  • Daimler
  • Dalfen
  • DHL/Exel
  • Dynamex
  • Edison Welding Institute
  • Exeter
  • Flash Global Logistics
  • Flodraulic Group
  • Gladstone Companies
  • Habegger Corporation
  • Hackman Capital
  • Heitman
  • IDI Logisitics
  • Indcor
  • Industrial Realty Group
  • Invesco
  • KDC
  • Keller Logistics
  • Kroger Company
  • Land Grant Brewing
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • LINK Industrial
  • Meritex Properties, Inc.
  • Middle West Spirits
  • Neyer Properties
  • Opus
  • Plymouth Industrial
  • ProLogis
  • Raymond Storage Concepts
  • Rogue Fitness
  • Roto-Rooter Services Company
  • Smyth Automotive
  • STAG
  • TopBuild
  • TwinMed, LLC
  • VanTrust
  • VNC Bearing
  • Welsh
  • Westmount
  • Wilmington Investors


"Joel understood what our needs were...outstanding work in assisting us to get a zoning variance, this was pivotal in getting the transaction closed...we would be happy to recommend you and your services to anyone who has industrial needs in Central Ohio."
~Brantley Dreisbach
Dreisbach Wholesale Florists, Inc.




Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land

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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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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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