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Columbus, OH Office Overview

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The Columbus real estate scene is home to the Arena District, East Commercial, and Northern Woods office submarkets. With a metropolitan population of just over 2 million people, Columbus is the capital of Ohio and also the state's largest city.

As of mid-2017, the Greater Columbus office market encompasses over 35 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. A diverse number of industry sectors such as government, education, and high-technology combine to create continuous demand for office space and commercial real estate in Columbus.

Columbus, OH Office Inventory Description

Columbus is proud to be home to numerous institutions of higher learning, private research and development, which provide the motivated and skilled labor pool that business and industry in Columbus demand. With a gross metropolitan product of nearly $118 billion annually, the demand for white-collar office employment is strong. Nearly 50% of the office space in Columbus is Class A or A+, with Class B office inventory contributing another 50% of product to the market.

The Columbus City Center office submarket consistently sees demand for Class A office space in the trophy buildings that call this submarket home. Strategically located south of the I-670, west of the I-71, and north of the I-70, this neighborhood boasts prime office property such as Fifth Third Center on East State Street, the Continental Centre, and the One Columbus Center office building at 10 West Broad Street.

Columbus, OH Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 46,153,847 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 9,759,564 SF / 21.15% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 24,882,166 SF / 53.91% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 5,792,443 SF / 12.55% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 5,719,674 SF / 12.39% of total office

By class:

  • Class A: 20,748,511 SF / 44.96% of total office
  • Class B: 20,404,393 SF / 44.21% of total office
  • Class C: 1,523,376 SF / 3.3% of total office

Top 10 Largest Office Buildings

in Columbus

Office building Address Sqft Year built
McCoy Center 1111 Polaris Pkwy, 43240 2,371,674 1995
One Nationwide Plaza 1 West Nationwide Blvd, 43215 1,328,000 1975
Scioto Peninsula SWC West Broad Street & Belle Street, 43215 1,020,000 n/a
The Lazarus Building 50 West Town Street, 43215 1,000,000 2008
Huntington Center 41 South High Street, 43215 907,010 1983
AEP Corporate Headquarters 1 Riverside Plaza, 43215 813,639 1983
Three Nationwide Plaza 245 North High Street, 43215 690,977 1988
The Borden Tower 180 East Broad Street, 43215 655,000 1974
275 East Broad Street 275 East Broad Street, 43215 638,473 1986
Abbott Laboratories 3300 Stelzer Road, 43219 539,504 1991

Most Recently-Built Office Buildings

in Columbus

Office building Address Sqft Year built
80 on the Commons 80 East Rich Street, 43215 389,665 2018
Heartland Bank Corporate Headquarters 402 North Hamilton Road, 43213 60,000 2018
900 North High Street 900 North High Street, 43215 50,000 2018
Crescent at Central Park - Walnut Creek Wellness Center 725 Buckles Court North, 43230 32,700 2018
955 & 995 Yard Street 955 Yard Street, 43212 257,116 2017
Huntington Bank Gateway Center 5555 Cleveland Avenue, 43231 212,000 2017
The Pointe at Polaris - Phase I 8940 Lyra Drive, 43240 100,000 2017
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center - Bone & Joint Center 303 East Town Street, 43215 63,900 2017
3075 Loyalty Circle 3075 Loyalty Circle, 43219 241,493 2016
2900 Easton Square Place 2900 Easton Square Place, 43219 215,000 2016

Columbus, OH Green Office Space


The most recent National Green Building Adoption Index survey for 2017 looked at 30 major markets in the U.S. and analyzed the adoption of energy efficient building standards. While Columbus did not make this year's cut, the city is making tremendous strides toward adopting LEED, Energy Star, and environmentally friendly construction standards for the area's office buildings.

One example of this focus is the Grandview Yard office - medical office building on 775 Yard Street in Columbus. Located in the Grandview Heights neighborhood, this 90,000-square- foot Class A office property was built in 2010, includes first floor retail space, and is the proud recipient of the highly-admired LEED Green Building certification.

Interestingly, the 2017 Survey found that, since 2005, the percentage of energy efficient certified office buildings in the U.S. as a whole has increased from under 5% to 38% by mid- 2017.

Columbus, OH's Top Office-Using Sectors

What was once a blue-collar manufacturing city has evolved into one of the strongest economies in the U.S., recently ranking among the top 10 in the country. A dynamic mix of business and industry including education & healthcare, financial services, government, and corporate headquarters all drive the demand for Columbus commercial real estate.

  • Education & Healthcare – Both public and private universities and research facilities such as Ohio State University, the Battelle Memorial Institute, Siemens and Roxane Laboratories, and Columbus State Community College all require Class A white collar office space.
  • Financial Services – Insurance, banking and financial services companies such as JP Morgan Chase and Huntington Bancshares call Columbus home and are among the top office-using sectors in the city.
  • Government – As the capital of Ohio, government is the largest employment sector in the economy and one of the biggest creators of white collar office employment.
  • Fortune 500 Headquarters – Nationwide Mutual Insurance, American Electric Power, L Brands, and Big Lots are all headquartered in Columbus.

Columbus Demographics


  • Total Population852,144
  • Male Population(48.7 %) 415,208
  • Female Population(51.3 %) 436,936
  • Median Age32.20


  • Average Household Income$63,554
  • Median Household Income$49,478
  • Median Income Under 25$25,863
  • Median Income 25-44$54,648
  • Median Income 45-64$54,141
  • Median Income Over 65$38,907


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