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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

•    Inductee. Colliers Everest Club, Top 10% of brokers across the U.S.  2019
•    Inductee.  Hall of Fame ― Midwest Real Estate News  2019
•    Top Office Leasing Broker, Indianapolis – CoStar PowerBroker Award  2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
•    Colliers Indianapolis Performance Awards:
−    Top Producing Team  2019
−    2nd Top Producing Broker  2019
−    Largest Transaction  2020, 2019, 2013
−    Peak Performance Brokerage  2011

•    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

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.  Habitat for Humanity
•    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

Jan 24, 2023

Indianapolis Office Market Report | Q4 2022

The Indianapolis-area unemployment rate is near a historic low and traditional office-using sectors continue to add jobs. However, remote and hybrid work is increasingly impacting the office market and leading more companies to attempt to sublet portions of their space.
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Nov 3, 2022

Indianapolis Office Market Report | Q3 2022

The U.S. economy is showing some signs of slowing down amidst red-hot inflation, which reached a 41-year high of 9.1% in June. Against this backdrop, the Fed raised the federal funds rate by 75 bps for a third-consecutive month in September, leading to an effective rate of 3.08%. Despite these efforts and six consecutive months of slowing, annual inflation stands at 8.2% as of the end of 22Q3.
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Aug 9, 2022

Positive Indicators with Caution Signs Blinking

Q2 2022 — Despite macro-economic concerns, the local office market experienced a strong quarter, indicated by an increased level of new leasing activity, positive direct net absorption and the largest quarterly decrease in vacancy since 2016.
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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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