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Ross Lanford | Colliers | Columbus

Ross Lanford

Brokerage Executive Vice President

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About

Professional Summary

As an Executive Vice President and Principal at Colliers | Greater Columbus Region, Ross specializes in office leasing, investment sales, development and buyer/tenant representation. Through his experience in brokerage, property ownership, and asset management, he helps his clients evaluate both purchase and lease opportunities from all perspectives. Ross and his partners in the Columbus Office Services Group currently handle the leasing for more than 8 million square feet of Class A and B office space in Central Ohio.


Ross’ dedication and knowledge provide successful solutions for his clients in project asset types ranging from new development to creative use redevelopment projects. With more than 15 years of real estate experience, Ross has completed transactions totaling more than $650,000,000 in value.

Before joining Colliers, Ross most recently spearheaded his own venture of Superior Real Estate Advisor/Superior Shot Sales specializing in redevelopment projects and loan workouts, while splitting time between Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC.  Prior to that, he was a commercial broker for Alterra Real Estate in Columbus, OH, working directly with buyers, sellers and tenants in completing all stages of the commercial sales, and leasing process.


He also worked with the Merrill Corporation in NYC as a legal account executive. While there, he was the top sales representative in electronic data management for all NY and NJ.


Ross is currently an active investor and involved in various commercial development and redevelopment projects across the Midwest and southeast.

Accomplishments


 

Education

College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Corporate Communications
Business Administration
 

Memberships & Involvements

Columbus Board of Realtors

Ohio Association of Realtors

National Association of Realtors

Services

Skills

Golf Courses

Service Lines

Capital Markets, Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Office, Industrial

Specializations

Golf Course Advisory Group

My Team

Featured Research

Mar 31, 2022

2022 Q1 Office Trends Columbus Colliers

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Columbus office market recorded positive net absorption for the first quarter since Q1 2020. This 424,356 square feet of net absorption is a testament to the increased demand and leasing activity that Central Ohio has seen in recent months. The vacancy rate slightly increased to 12.86 percent, as construction completions added new available space to the market. Development remains strong, with six projects comprising of 947,188 square feet underway. Throughout 2022, Columbus can anticipate more growth as the office market rebounds and adapts to a post-pandemic world.
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Jan 1, 2022

2021 Q4 Office Trends Columbus Colliers

As the world continues to feel the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Columbus office market recorded negative net absorption of 55,939 square feet in the fourth quarter. The negative year-to-date absorption of 717,942 square feet has driven vacancy from 11.8 percent in Q1 2021 to 12.76 percent this quarter. However, Central Ohio is showing signs of recovery, with new development and tenant demand picking up significantly throughout the year. With 1.3 million square feet of product underway and over 140 users searching for office space, Columbus can anticipate increased activity in the new year.
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Oct 1, 2021

2021 Q3 Office Trends Columbus Colliers

The Columbus office market continues to be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, recording 262,017 square feet of negative net absorption and vacancy of 12.7 percent.
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