Columbus Logistics Team

Principal

Direct: (614) 923-3300 | Cell: (614) 353-3852
Email: mike.spencer@lee-associates.com
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Biography

As a founding member and Principal of the Columbus Lee office, Mike is responsible for assisting clients in all aspects of real estate brokerage and development including site qualification, acquisition, zoning and governmental approvals, financing, third party brokerage, and coordination of preliminary design and construction cost estimating.
Mikes extensive experience in Tenant and Buyer Representation provides clients with a wide range of value added services including lease/own evaluations, strategic planning, Build To Suit consulting, real estate due diligence and negotiation, demographic and logistical studies, and valuation assessments.

Comprehensive knowledge and use of economic incentives including Community Reinvestment Areas, Foreign Trade and Enterprise Zones also greatly benefit his clients bottom line. Governmental and development department relationships at the state and local levels provide instant access to the economic development programs of greatest benefit to his clients.

Mikes guiding principle: Minimize client occupancy costs, Maximize project value.

Career History / Professional Recognition

Mike has over twenty years of experience in commercial/industrial real estate brokerage, development, and construction. His clientele include developers, institutional property owners, investors, owner/occupants, and tenants. Mike takes tremendous pride in providing his clients with an unsurpassed work ethic and passion for the real estate industry, delivering the highest possible levels of white glove customer service and outstanding representation.

Mike has consistently been a top producer, being involved in real estate transactions totaling over $500 million, focusing primarily on commercial and industrial properties, supply chains/logistics, and development sites. He has also been instrumental in the development, financing, sale, and leasing of the Gateway Business Park, a 343 acre, tax abated commercial and industrial business park in southern Columbus.

  • Largest Industrial Lease Transaction – Columbus (1998, 2007)
  • 2nd Largest Industrial Lease Transaction – United States (2007)
  • CoStar Annual Industrial Power Broker
  • Xceligent Industrial Advisory Board
  • Prologis National Broker Update (2010)

Education

Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts – Finance

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Continuing Education – Real Estate Law, Logistics, Marketing

Affiliations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker and Sales Agent – Ohio
  • Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
  • National, Ohio, & Columbus Association of Realtors
  • Lee Supply Chain / Logistics and Tenant Advisory Groups

Recent Transactions

  • Kellogg’s 1,150,000 SF Build To Suit Lease
  • Toys R Us 1,094,000 SF Lease
  • COTY Inc 524,000 SF Lease
  • DHL Solutions 337,000 SF Lease
Principal

Direct: (614) 923-3300 | Cell: (614) 309-3409
Email: dax.hudson@lee-associates.com
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Biography

As a founding member and Principal of the Columbus Lee office, Dax is responsible for assisting clients in all aspects of real estate brokerage and development including site qualification, acquisition, zoning and governmental approvals, financing, third party brokerage, and coordination of preliminary design and construction cost estimating.

Dax provides property owners and investors with comprehensive sale, leasing, tenant improvement and marketing services for office and industrial properties as well as vacant land. Similarly, he represents clients seeking land or vacant space by identifying properties that meet their specific needs and negotiating the purchase or lease agreements on their behalf. He assists in pricing assets, assessing individual and institutional investments, investigating financing options, structuring joint ventures, and marketing single assets and portfolios.

Career History / Professional Recognition

Dax has over 21 years of finance, real estate and development experience and is responsible for over $265 million in completed brokerage transactions. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance and Real Estate, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

  • CoStar Top 10 Industrial Broker (Leasing) – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial/Investment Top Producer – 2005
  • Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial/Investment Rookie of the Year – 1998

Education

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
BBA – Finance and Real Estate

Oxford University, Oxford, England
International Business

Affiliations

Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent – Ohio
National, Ohio, & Columbus Association of Realtors
Past Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial and Industrial Recognition Committee Chair / Member
Past Columbus Board of Realtors Sales Advisory Committee

Recent Transactions

  • 754,000 SF industrial sale – Allianz
  • 655,353 SF industrial portfolio sale – Cabot Properties
  • 530,000 SF industrial build to suit lease – Faro
  • 501,853 SF industrial lease – Bunzl
  • 500,000 SF industrial lease – Exel / Gerber
  • 352,000 SF industrial lease – Schwarz Paper
  • 310,000 SF industrial building sale – Vista Industrial Packaging
  • 302,250 SF industrial build to suite lease v FedEx SmartPost
  • 225,482 SF industrial building sale – SIG Combibloc
  • 224,600 SF industrial lease – MBM Co.
  • 100,127 SF industrial lease – Yazaki Corp.
  • 97,800 SF industrial lease – BriskHeat
  • 226 acre land sale – SWACO
  • 140 acre land sale – Cabot Properties

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Principal

Direct: (614) 923-3300 | Cell: (614) 327-0258
Email: todd.spencer@lee-associates.com
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Biography

As a founding member and Principal of the Columbus Lee office, Todd is responsible for assisting clients in all aspects of real estate brokerage and development including site qualification, acquisition, zoning and governmental approvals, financing, third party brokerage, and coordination of preliminary design and construction cost estimating.

Career History / Professional Recognition

Todd has over 11 years of experience in marketing, commercial real estate brokerage and development. His clients include developers, property owners, investors, owner/users, and tenants/buyers. Whether his clients require landlord/seller representation, tenant/buyer representation, site due diligence, demographic analysis or asset disposition services, Todd uses his expertise to maximize asset performance, minimize occupancy costs, and increase his clients bottom line.

Todd applies his experience in real estate, financial analysis, and target marketing to provide maximum exposure for his clients office, retail, and industrial properties as well as development sites. He was recently involved in the successful disposition of the 40 acre, multi-building, former Bob Evans Farms corporate campus in south Columbus. The disposition involved attracting multiple users and achieved an overall sales price above even optimistic projections, coupled with new ownership that is projected to increase overall employment in south Columbus. In 2014, Todd was recognized by Columbus Business First as one of the People to Know in commercial real estate in Central Ohio.

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Max M. Fisher College of Business
Bachelor of Arts – Finance

Affiliations

Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent – Ohio
National, Ohio, & Columbus Association of Realtors

Recent Transactions

  • 240,000 SF multi-building corporate campus disposition – Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
  • 163,000 SF industrial sale – Prologis
  • 120,000 SF industrial lease – Prologis
  • 108,000 SF industrial lease – Georgia Pacific
  • 41,000 SF industrial sale – Fifth Third Bank
  • 35,723 SF office lease – Shremshock Architects (2nd largest new office lease of 2014)
  • 32,000 SF industrial sale – Airgas, Inc.
  • 20,000 SF retail investment sale – Tractor Supply
  • 18,000 SF office sale – Shremshock Architects
  • 18,000 SF office sale – RC Olmstead
  • 30 acre land sale – PharmaForce

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