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Michael Linder


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Professional Summary

Michael R. Linder, SIOR is a member of the Columbus Industrial Team at Colliers. Mike works with owners and tenants in the leasing, sale, and development of industrial properties, primarily bulk space. He has been involved in real estate for over 23 years.

Mike is a member of the Colliers Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group (L&T). L&T is a select group of specialists dedicated to delivering focused solutions to the increased challenges of today’s global shipping and transportation community. With the group, he has traveled throughout North America as well as South America on port tours to understand what drives demand to Columbus, Ohio and to set new standards for delivering clients the most advanced resources and service.


• 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

Most Co-Op Transactions - 2012 - 2015

• Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame, 2015


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting

The Ohio State University



Memberships & Involvements

Columbus Realtors Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Columbus Region Logistics Council Colliers Logistics and Transportation Group Grove City Planning Commission Ohio Association of Realtors National Association of Realtors


  • Amazon
  • Ambrose
  • Avistone
  • Avnet
  • Avon
  • Becknell
  • Best Buy
  • Cabot Properties
  • Cameron Ashley BP
  • Daimler Group
  • Dalfen
  • DHL
  • Fanatics
  • First Industrial
  • Flash Global Logistics
  • Hackman Capital
  • HD Supply
  • Heitman
  • Hillwood
  • Hollingsworth
  • IDI Logistics
  • Industrial Realty Group
  • Invesco
  • KDC
  • Kraft Foods
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Limited Brands
  • Lincoln Property Group
  • Link Industrial
  • Meritex
  • Neyer
  • Nippon Express
  • Opus
  • Plymouth Industrial
  • ProLogis
  • Rogue
  • Sears
  • Springs Window Fashions
  • STAG
  • Staples
  • Store Capital
  • TopBuild
  • UPS
  • VanTrust
  • Walker Edison
  • WPT


"Mike has served as our real estate representative since 2007. Mike's expertise and dedication to excellence has served as an extremely valuable resource over the years. Mike provides us with access to market knowledge in commercial markets in all of North America that is utilized in over 30 lease renewals, relocations, greenhouses, etc. / year. Since 2007 Mike has helped Guardian Building Products save millions of dollars in base rental expenses in renewals and relocations. Mike not only provides us with expertise in the fields of real estate negotiations, but has also provided us with access to help in operating expense reconciliations, OSHA requirements and other necessary real estate related information.
In addition to the above, Mike works extremely well with our legal department and is always willing to understand not only Guardian's operational needs, but our cultural expectations as well. He is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our company is successful."
~Ryan Beaton
Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc,




Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land


Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

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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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