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The Decade in Review: How development reshaped Columbus

December 26th, 2019

Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Tristan Navera

A decade ago, developers had to ask whether people were willing to work downtown. They don’t have to ask anymore.

“The market is a vast improvement from a few years ago,” Rich Schuen, founding principal of Colliers International’s local office, told a gathering of real estate professionals a few weeks ago.

About 45% of the tenants who contact that brokerage are now looking downtown, driven by amenities and a robust business center where most of the new office space is being leased before it opens, he said.

Downtown has seen a surge in development that has extended the urban core into the Arena District, Italian Village and Franklinton.