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NAI Ohio Equities’ Matt Gregory, SIOR, Receives CCIM Designation


COLUMBUS, OH – 4/13/2018 – – NAI Ohio Equities, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms is proud to announce that Matt Gregory, SIOR has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during CCIM Institute’s annual governance meetings in Tampa.

Matt was among the 172 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation by passing the CCIM Institute’s Comprehensive Examination, the final element in the designation process.

“We are proud of our agents for understanding the importance of furthering their education and learning within CCIM. This designation creates more value for our clients seeking to buy or sell income producing properties,” explained Michael Simpson, President of NAI Ohio Equities.

To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination. 

Gregory and his team are consistently one of the highest producers at NAI Ohio Equities, with last year completing over 78 transactions, 1 million SF, and $72.5 M in volume. Gregory has received the CoStar Power Broker award for top office leasing every year from 2011 to 2016 and top office sales in 2016. In earning the CCIM designation, he is now one of only 9 other Central Ohio commercial real estate agents with both the SIOR and CCIM designation.

He has been with NAI Ohio Equities for 15 years and is now Senior Vice President of Office Brokerage. He has held numerous volunteer positions including President of CCIIR, COCIE Governing Board, OAR Director and was the past Commercial Chair for the Columbus Realtors. Matt graduated in 2003 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Art in Communication.


About NAI Ohio Equities

Operating as central Ohio’s largest locally owned commercial real estate company; NAI Ohio Equities, LLC Realtors has been serving the Columbus real estate market for 47 years. Our mission is to provide the highest quality real estate service by adding value to our client’s assets and real estate needs through expert analysis, market knowledge and personalized service.

As Central Ohio’s local leader in commercial real estate, NAI Ohio Equities employs more than 35 experienced agents that together make up our qualified Brokerage Department. We also have an experienced Property Management Division managing more than 12.5 million square feet of property that includes over 10,000 units in various home-owner associations, multi-tenant office building, industrial facilities and shopping centers throughout Central Ohio.


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About the CCIM Institute

Since 1967, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 160 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.


An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also provides members with powerful technology tools including the Site To Do Business, an online site analysis and demographics resource.


Currently, there are nearly 10,000 CCIMs in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 additional countries, with another 3,000+ practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. Visit for more information.



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