Managing Director - REMS
After three plus decades in the property management business, I am constantly amazed at the number of challenges and opportunities I still experience for the first time. The REMS world is built on the management of people and their expectations, while effectively solving problems as they arise. The key to our real estate management efforts in the Cincinnati market is very intentional listening to our clients and presenting solutions for their particular needs. We have grown our managed portfolio to over 12 million square feet encompassing 85 buildings.
I am proud of the consultative approach I have taken and the REMS team we have built. In my mind reputation in the real estate management business is my most valuable attribute. Focusing on that has kept us on a course to do the right thing, while keeping our clients, tenants and vendors top of mind.
Cincinnati IREM Chapter - "Manager of the Year"
Cincinnati IREM Chapter - "CPM of the Year"
Ohio BOMA - Board of Governors
2012 Inductee to the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame
College of Wooster - Wooster, OH - Bachelor's degree
Memberships & Involvements
Chambers Street, Columbia Property Trust, LNR, Gladstone, New York Life, City of Cincinnati, Macy's, GE Capital, Corporex Companies, Invesco, Duke Realty Corporation, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, CW Capital, STAG Industrial, C-III, High Street Equity
James “Jim” Costello is a property manager for Colliers International in Greater Cincinnati. Jim ‘s background is in sales, customer service and education. He currently manages eight office and retail properties totaling roughly 300,000 square feet.
In addition to the management of day-to-day operations for these properties, Jim is responsible for tenant relations and reporting including financial reporting, budgeting, lease administration and project management. Jim also oversees leasing activity and negotiations for the properties he manages and plays an active role on behalf of Colliers’ clients.
Senior Property Manager
Becky M. Ober serves as Senior Property Manager for Colliers International in Greater Cincinnati. Becky has more than 28 years of commercial real estate expertise. She currently oversees the management of seven industrial properties in Cincinnati which are part of the Hackman Capital portfolio in the state of Ohio. Plus, three industrial properties in High Street portfolio for a total of 815,456 SF. In addition she is well versed in Court Appointed Receiverships, currently working on 193,000 SF office building located in the center of downtown Cincinnati.
In addition to the management of day-to-day operations for the portfolio, she also oversees all tenant relations and reporting. Her responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting, lease administration and project management. Becky also oversees leasing activity and negotiations for the properties which she manages and plays an active role on behalf of Hackman Capital and High Street.
Growing up, I always knew I wanted a job where I would be in control of my career path, and commercial real estate has allowed me to do that both personally and professionally. I began my career as a retail and investment broker in 1989. Today, I leverage my previous brokerage experience and knowledge to oversee the strategic and daily operations of Colliers International | Greater Cincinnati and Dayton. Additionally, in 2012 founded the Colliers Cleveland office. As the Vice-Chairmain leading multiple offices, I prioritize providing the best strategic leadership and oversight to a truly remarkable team. In addition to commercial real estate, I have created a diversified and innovative family of companies providing brokerage sales, investment, construction, information technology, and property management services.
The experience I gained from holding various positions throughout my career has allowed me to reach a broad base of clients and establish valuable relationships throughout Greater Cincinnati and Dayton. These relationships have provided the opportunity to aid some of the region’s most successful companies in making sound real estate decisions.
In addition to my daily responsibilities with Colliers, I'm part of a great family, three great kids and spouse who is so supportive.
I find great joy in being involved in my community. One of my personal goals is to help the Cincinnati community and those around me to move forward and grow with energy and purpose. I am a member of various organizations serving the community such as the University of Cincinnati Foundation (Board Member), the University of Cincinnati UCATS (Board Member), the University of Cincinnati Diamond Club for Baseball (Chairman), the University of Cincinnati College of Business (Real Estate Board Member), the Greater Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, and Cincinnati Young Presidents Organization.
I hold the CCIM commercial real estate designation and have affiliations with ICSC (International Council of Shopping Center), ULI (Urban Land Institute), and NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties).