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Rich Forslund

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Professional Summary

Rich specializes in Office leasing and sales in the Indianapolis metropolitan market. During his commercial real estate career, Rich has quickly earned a nod as one of the market’s top brokers – completing over $850 million in transaction volume and representing many of the area’s most notable projects.

Rich has extensive experience on the developer / landlord side, with a strong suit in the positioning and marketing of many product / class types. He enjoys orchestrating the advantageous elements of a property in a fresh approach – to best present a property’s full “unique” story.

Rich keeps a pulse on the local market and greater industry trends. Consequently, he has become a go-to subject matter expert for local and national media – including the New York Times, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Business Journal, and other industry publications.  
Within a formal specialized team, Rich tackles sophisticated assignments with an exhaustive effort and consistent thoroughness. The team leverages in-depth market data – matched with proven strategies and strong negotiation skills – to assist clients in meeting their overall objectives. Energy, creative-thinking, and focus are notable strengths that have become part of Rich’s brand and has led to many long-term client relationships. 

Previously with NAI Olympia Partners, he was consistently among the firm's top producing brokers, was overall top producer for multiple years, and held a long-standing record within the firm for the most transactions within a year.  Most recently he was with Summit Realty Group/Cushman Wakefield, where he was also a top producing broker and was a partner/owner.

In his free time, Rich enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three daughters, exercising, and attending live music performances.


Achievements & Affiliations

  •  Colliers Indianapolis Performance Awards:
    • Inductee.  Colliers Everest Club, recognizing top 10% of brokers across the U.S.  2019
    • Top Producing Team  2019
    • 2nd Top Producing Broker  2019
    • Largest Transaction  2020, 2019 & 2013
    • Peak Performance Brokerage  2011
  • Inductee.  Hall of Fame ― Midwest Real Estate News  2019
  • NAIOP Performance Awards:
    • Recipient.  People’s Choice Award, Visionary Project ― NAIOP 2018
    • Recipient.  Office Broker of the Year, Office Indy Team ― NAIOP 2017 
    • Recipient. Office Transaction of the Year, Office Indy Team ― NAIOP 2013
  • Panelist.  Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) CRE Power Breakfast  2014
  • Finalist.  Indy’s Best & Brightest ― Junior Achievement  2014
  • NAI Olympia Partners Performance Awards:
    • Recipient.  Overall Top Producer Award – NAI Olympia Partners  2009, 2010
    • Recipient.  Top Associate of the Year – NAI Olympia Partners  2009, 2010
  • Recipient.  Indianapolis Power Broker ― CoStar Group, multiple years

Community Involvement

  • City of Fishers Redevelopment Authority ― Mayor Appointed 
  •  Past Executive Board Member. Jerrell Freeman's Rise Above Foundation
  • Committee Member. The Main Event, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
  • Volunteer.  Patachou Foundation
  • Volunteer.  Wheeler Mission
  • Volunteer.  New Tech Community Mentoring Program


B.A. Telecommunications, Marketing & Advertising
Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana

Memberships & Involvements

Sigma Phi Epsilon



Project Leasing, Project Marketing

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type


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Featured Research

Nov 5, 2021

Q3 2021 | Workplace Return Takes Back Seat to Delta Variant

After a sluggish 21Q1, leasing activity in the Indianapolis office market picked up by more than 50%. Negative absorption still increased overall vacancy, but at a slower pace, and vacancy rates remain far below their peak following the Great Financial Crisis.
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Aug 2, 2021

Q2 2021 | Companies Take Varying Approach on Workplace Return

After a sluggish start to the year, leasing activity in the Indianapolis office market picked back up in 21Q2 amid growing confidence.
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Nov 5, 2020

Office Activity Stalls in Q3 20; Future Uncertain

The U.S. is facing a tremendous challenge, the scale of which is unprecedented in recent history. By the end of Q3 2020, nearly 210,000 people had died from complications of COVID-19. The CARES Act package and a relaxing of state and local restrictions helped the economy to rebound in Q3 20 after an abysmal Q2 2020, but uncertainty looms large.
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Featured News

Jan 30, 2020

Rich Forslund inducted into Hall of Fame

Rich Forslund of Colliers International | Indianapolis has been inducted into Midwest Real Estate News (MREN) 2019 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Rich is a highly respected and accomplished industry professional, specializing in office leasing and sales throughout the Indianapolis market.
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Sep 22, 2018

Hendricks Commercial Properties Brings High Alpha Headquarters To Historic Bottleworks District

“In the last ten years, Indianapolis has quietly become a force in the technology sector, in the United States and beyond. The city is now a true hub for innovative ideas and growth. Which is why we are very pleased to announce High Alpha as the anchor tenant in our first new office building at the Bottleworks District..."
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