NAI Ohio Equities, LLC
605 South Front Street
Suite 200

Columbus, OH United States 43215
t(614) 629-5240 f(614) 224-5436
Peter
Merkle
Agent

Specialties: Industrial, Retail

Personal Web Site:  Click Here

Scope of Service Experience
Peter is experienced in Landlord and Tenant representation. Peter believes communication and honesty the keys to serving the client. Peter has worked with numerous local, regioal, and national firms in site acquisition, property disposition and tenant relocation. Peter keeps a close eye on the market and emerging trends always keeping his clients' interests in mind. The use of innovative technology is integral in Peter's approach to both marketing a property and working with Tenants and Buyers in identifying suitable acquisitions.
Background & Experience
Peter began his Real Estate career by mowing the lawns and shoveling the snow from his father's rental properties growing up in Columbus, Ohio. During college Peter took Real Estate courses and passed the State exam to become licensed. Peter directed the property management and leasing efforts of Ned Merkle & Company Realtors during his junior and senior year at The Ohio State University. After graduation, Peter was hired at NAI Ohio Equities where he worked with veterans Dan Sheeran and Mike Semon learning the Industrial and Office markets from two consistent top producers in Central Ohio. Since Peter's time with Dan and Mike, he has gone on to work on a wide array of projects including many notable urban redevelopment projects. On many occassions Peter has partnered with local developers to recognize redevelopment opportunites, develop a plan, and execute a succesful adaptive reuse of a property.
Education
Graduated from The Ohio State University in the Spring of 2002
Professional Associations & Designations
Peter is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR), Columbus REALTORS® (CR) and Midtown Area Real Estate Association.
Transaction History
697 N. Fourth Street also known as The Wonder Bread Building. Peter marketed the 64,000 SF building on 2 acres on behalf of Interstate Brands Corp. The property was sold to developer Kevin Lykens. The project dubbed “Wonderland” was formed by Adam Brouillette and will serve as the master tenant. The 64,400 square-foot building will be used as a cooperative venue for artists paired with offices, studios, recording facilities and performance spaces, plus room for grass-roots retailers. The concept is being spearheaded by artists and small-business owners and a portion was privately financed by Kevin Lykens and Chris Schnetzler, Short North property developers.

232 N. Third Street - An obsolete 27,000 SF brick and masonry wharehouse building which housed a defunt nightclub. Peter partnered with a local developer to aquire the building and redevelop into loft office space. The ownership group recently signed a 5,000 SF lease with a media production company to bring the totally redeveloped building to 100% occupancy. please visit http://www.232nthirdst.com/

1221 N. High Street - A vacant and long neglected 12,000 SF former bank building at the corner of Fifth Ave and High Street in an area between the Short North Arts District and Ohio State University's campus. Peter brokered the sale of the property and guided the leasing effort of the redevelopment including landing American Apparel, a national retailer based in Los Angeles, as its tenant in the retail portion of the building.

SEC of Front Street and Long Street - These buildings in Columbus' CBD comprise 30,000 SF. Peter has sold this package of buildings twice in two years and marketed the properties as a mixed use redevelopment opportunity.

134 E. Long Street, 116 E. Long Street and 154 N. Third Street - Peter assembled these three buidings with three different owners totalling 40,000 SF of office and retail space in Columbus' CBD on behalf of Schottenstein Stores Corp who intends on a large scale, mixed use development on the site.