Matt Gregory SIOR®, CCIM

Executive Managing Director

605 S Front Street, Suite 200 | Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-629-5234 office | 614-937-6501 mobile

614-937-6501 mobile

mgregory@arynlockhart.com

Vcard Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Bio PDF Team Website

Team Affiliation

Senior Vice President
Office Brokerage Group

Specialties

Office Leasing & Investment Sales
Tenant & Buyer Representation
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Medical Office Buildings
Non-Profit Organizations
Bank Owned Property
Corporate Services
Sale Leasebacks

Assistant

Jenna Loxterman
jloxterman@arynlockhart.com
(614) 629-5227

With more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Matt Gregory has established himself as a future industry leader and one of the most prominent brokers in Central Ohio. Matt has had great success with all real estate property types but specializes in office sales, investments, and leasing. He has completed more than 1,200 transactions over the course of his career and has represented some of Central Ohio’s most premier developments and organizations.

During his senior year of college, Matt joined NAI Ohio Equities as a marketing intern, which evolved into a full-time position as Director of Information Technology. In that role, Matt helped the firm establish its digital marketing presence. In 2006, Matt became a licensed agent and in 2009, he co-founded the Office Brokerage Group – one of the top producing office teams in the region – where he has served as Senior Vice President for more than a decade.

Now, as Executive Managing Director, Matt is responsible for developing the NAI Ohio Equities brokerage division’s growth and operational strategies which includes a focus on the recruitment, development, and retention of new associates. He recently announced the launch of the NAI Ohio Equities Fast Track training program for new associates and coaches the firm’s inaugural class. Matt remains the main point of contact for key relationships, and actively helps the firm’s agents navigate new business and negotiations. He is also a member of both the Strategic Planning and Community Engagement committees for the firm.

Clients who work with Matt benefit from the global resources of NAI with the personal touch of a small team. What sets Matt apart is his dedication to client communication. He starts with clearly understanding client needs and then develops a comprehensive plan of action and timeline. Throughout the entire process, Matt keeps clients informed and educated. The final result is that his clients feel confident in making highly informed decisions about their real estate opportunities.

Matt has been consistently recognized as a CoStar Power Broker and Central Ohio Commercial Information Exchange (COCIE) Top Producer. He has been named a Top 10 Under 40 recipient by Columbus Realtors and has served as the President of Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors (CCIIR). He previously chaired the Commercial Advisory Board at Columbus Realtors and served as past president of Building Worthington’s Future. He is a former adjunct professor at Columbus State and a regular speaker on real estate panels. Matt is also one of just 15 agents in Columbus that holds both a SIOR and CCIM designation.

Matt graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Art degree in Communication. He is active in the Worthington community, regularly volunteering his time to civic organizations, non-profits, and economic development committees. In addition to representing several non-profits with their real estate needs, Matt champions their philanthropic efforts both personally and professionally.

Click here to view Office Brokerage Group website


What do you like most about Commercial Real Estate?

I enjoy working with businesses across many different industries and learning how each one operates. It allows us to keep our finger on the pulse of the local and national economy as well as stay on top of the latest trends and what drives commerce. Many of the most interesting conversations we have on a day-to-day basis with our clients center around what makes their businesses successful. Our clients in turn benefit from our experiences of helping similar businesses achieve their real estate goals.

What separates us from our competition?

We are Creative, Responsive and Experienced (CRE). Not only do we strive to be the best communicators in the industry, but we also think outside the box in order to get the job done. We return every phone call promptly, and treat every client and prospect with the same attention and respect. We have a vast amount of experience that allows us to go into every situation prepared, and in turn provide our clients with all the facts necessary to make an informed decision.

Describe a memorable transaction:

When we were helping Cameron Mitchell Restaurants relocate their office headquarters, we had a unique situation arise during one of our tours. It was a cold morning in early December and it was raining outside. We were halfway through the tour and we pulled up to our next stop which was at a construction site in the Arena District. Upon looking at the 100 foot walk we would have to embark on through the mud, our client told us they would rather skip the stop and move on to the next one. We explained to them that not only would that leave us with a big time gap before our next stop, but we were confident this stop was well worth the inconvenience. By the end of the hard hat tour, they had their sights set on what would ultimately become the property they would move into nine months later. Had we skipped that stop that morning, I don’t know if it would have remained in the mix. The lesson we learned that day was to always trust your instincts and leave no stone unturned.

What is your favorite neighborhood/area of Columbus/Central Ohio?

Shortly after we graduated from Ohio State, my wife and I realized we had a strong connection with the Worthington area. We have called this area home for much of our two decades living in Central Ohio. I think our main attraction to Worthington is due to its historic feeling, walkable amenities and centralized location, both downtown and the other northern submarkets. Over the years I have planted deep roots within the community by joining several organizations including the Worthington AM Rotary, the Old Worthington Partnership, the Worthington Community Improvement Corporation and serving as Athletic Director at St Michael School.

  • CoverMyMeds Logo
  • Healthcare Realty Trust logo
  • IBP logo
  • Furniture Bank logo
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants logo

Testimonials

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

"I was extremely impressed with the Office Brokerage Team at NAI Ohio Equities and engagement lead Matt Gregory at every turn. The team's passion and strategic expertise and commitment to client service was best-in-class. Whether it was anticipating questions before we asked and offering continuums of solutions along with their recommendations based on their vast experience, or performing financial and risk analyses that supported our decision making or something as simple as making document gathering for marketing purposes painless, the team exceeded our expectations, There is also something refreshing to be said about 24-7 availability and the immediacy of response the team provides through a single point of contact that leverages the expertise of the rest of the team. Matt took what can be a complicated and convoluted process and communicated each milestone of the journey in a digestible way for our team and our board. I would highly recommend Sandy Simpson and Matt Gregory to anyone without reservation as they are committed to relationship building with integrity for the long-term and not just completing a transaction."

Andrew Roberts, Chief Operating Officer

Building Industry Association of Central Ohio

"I have worked with Andy Dutcher & Matt Gregory on two separate searches. Each search had different parameters, requirements and needs. Each time they delivered a variety of options and their experience helped secure great properties. Additionally, they don't just stop at the selection of properties, they leverage their relationships with architects, contractors and furniture/ design companies to assure a great outcome."

Jon Melchi, Executive Director

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

"Working with Matt Gregory and Andy Dutcher was fantastic. They were both very energetic and knowledgeable, responding quickly to our various needs and questions. Both are very personable, understood our needs, and strongly supported our effort to start a social enterprise. I would highly recommend them both."

Steve Votaw, CEO

9042 Heritage Drive

"Andy Dutcher and NAI Ohio Equities came highly recommended when the time came for my company to list our property. Andy offered very personal attention to our listing; offering excellent knowledge of the local market and providing appropriate guidance on pricing. I can't say enough good things about how smoothly the listing and sale went! I would strongly recommend and encourage anyone looking at leasing/purchasing or selling commercial property in Central Ohio to reach out to Andy!"

Ian Kimmel, Polar Development Company, LLC

Case Studies

Top Transactions

  • PNC Plaza | 478,672 SF | 23 Transactions (Sale & Lease)
  • PNL Office Portfolio | 679,225 SF | 17 Transactions (Sale & Lease)
  • Genesis Healthcare System | 197,346 SF | 35 Transactions (Lease)
  • CoverMyMeds | 170,514 SF | 6 Transactions (Lease)
  • Parkstone Capital | 275,299 SF | 2 Transactions (Sale)
  • Franklinton Development Partners | 12 Acres (Sale)
  • Installed Building Products | 438,347 SF | 26 Transactions (Lease)
  • Central Ohio Neurological Surgeons | 38,891 SF | 955 Eastwind Dr (Sale)
  • Healthcare Realty | 106,820 SF | 17 Transactions (Lease)
  • Dublin Techmart | 206,304 SF | 34 Transactions (Lease)
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants | 16,846 SF | The Buggyworks (Lease)
  • MB Real Estate | 111,978 SF | 20 Transactions (Lease)
  • Day Companies | 63,247 SF | 23 Transactions (Lease)
  • Furniture Bank of Central Ohio | 124,898 SF | 3 Transactions (Lease)
  • Busch Office Portfolio | 443,735 SF | 12 Transactions (Sale & Lease)

Education

BA, Communication
The Ohio State University, 2003

Awards and Recognition

NAI Ohio Equities Top Producer, 2008-Present
Co-Star Power Broker, 2011-2016
Columbus REALTORS®, Top 10 Under 40, 2014
Columbus REALTORS®, COCIE Award, Largest Office Sale, 2015, 2021, 2022
Columbus REALTORS®, COCIE Award, Largest Office Lease, 2022
Columbus REALTORS®, COCIE Award, Largest Retail Sale, 2021
Columbus REALTORS®, COCIE Award, Largest Retail Lease, 2021, 2022
Columbus REALTORS®, COCIE Award, Largest Industrial Lease, 2021
Columbus REALTORS®, COCIE Award, Most Co-Ops, 2021
Columbus REALTORS®, COCIE Award, Top Producer, 2021, 2022

Membership

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
OAR, Director
CCIIR, Past President
CORPAC Governing Board
COCIE Office Advisory Board
Columbus Realtors, Past Commercial Chair

Community Involvement

FC Bank Advisory Member, 2022-Present
Worthington Community Improvement Corporation, 2019-Present
Building Worthington's Future, Past President, 2018-Present
Worthington Chamber of Commerce, Incoming Chairman, 2017-Present
Worthington Tax Incentive Review Council, 2015-Present
Worthington AM Rotary, Past President, 2015-Present: Membership Chair, Sergeant at Arms, Volunteer at Worthington Resource Pantry, Columbus Dream Center, Homework Help Center
Worthington Partnership, Past Board Member
St Michael Athletic Association, Former Athletic Director, Basketball Coach, Fundraising Chair
Columbus State, Adjunct Real Estate Instructor
Junior Achievement, BizTown Volunteer, Career Speaker Series
Fisher Real Estate Society, Guest Speaker
Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Real Estate Program, Guest Speaker
Furniture Bank, Bed Race Participant, Furniture Woodshop Volunteer
Volunteers of America, Operation Backpack
Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer
Society of Marketing Professional Services Guest Speaker
Home for Families Toy Drive
At Home by High, Senior Citizen Present Delivery
St Vincent De Paul: Adopt a Family

Transaction Volume

Over a 1,200 transactions
$810 million in volume
10,300,000 square feet