Buckeye Industrial Group
Meet the Team
Ben Johnson, SIOR
Senior Executive Vice President | Principal
As a Senior Executive Vice President and Principal in the Colliers Columbus, Ohio office, I am the founder of Buckeye Industrial Group. Our team focuses on working on behalf of both local and national clients to execute creative solutions that maximize their bottom-line value. We hang our hat on operating with integrity and will not cut corners – if it needs to be done, we do it right the first time. We aim to leave clients happy and excited to partner with our team again as we strive to consistently exceed expectations any way we can.
With over 14 years of commercial real estate brokerage experience and a previous career in commercial real estate finance, I specialize in advising clients in the leasing, acquisition, disposition, site selection and development of industrial real estate. Through my deep understanding of these processes, I continue to complete various assignments for clients and have been fortunate to broker the sale and lease of millions of square feet of industrial space and land. Additionally, I act as a consultant for clients at all phases of their commercial real estate transaction, including the early planning, investment, and development stages. Throughout my time with Colliers, I have enjoyed being involved in both local and national industrial real estate organizations, often serving in a leadership capacity.
Personally, I live in Upper Arlington with my wife and two boys. In addition to spending time with family, I keep busy by enjoying a wide array of hobbies including travel (I have traveled 30+ countries at last count), cooking, wine, exercise, sports, boating, water sports, scuba diving, snow skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, tailgating, home improvement projects, and anything else to stay busy and spend time with friends and family.
As a Brokerage Associate in the Columbus, Ohio office, I am a member of the Colliers Industrial Services Group and teammate in the Buckeye Industrial Group alongside Senior EVP Ben Johnson, SIOR, and Kylee Reyes. Our team focuses on working on behalf of both local and national clients to execute creative solutions that maximize their bottom-line value.
With more than a decade and a half of experience and a specialization in the leasing, acquisition, disposition, site selection, and development of industrial real estate, our team hangs our hat on operating with integrity and strives to add the additional 1% of value hidden in every deal.
My main goal is to be a relationship-oriented broker, not just transactional, in order to lay a foundation to assist clients in both their short and long-term growth, every detail matters and setting new standards of service is my only focus.
Personally, I am a big-time family guy, as I grew up with a larger-than-life Italian family. I love being around friends, playing and watching sports, exercising, and being outside as a whole. To relax, I enjoy reading genres such as true crime, nonfiction, and genuinely anything related to commercial real estate as well as playing strategic board games with family and watching documentaries or other movies.
Client Services Coordinator
As part of the Buckeye Industrial Group team within the Colliers Industrial Services platform, I pride myself on bringing a service-oriented
and solutions-based approach to supporting our team’s internal and external operations.
Through my administrative and management experience, I help the team develop and execute the creative solutions we use to increase value for our clients. Our team hangs our hat on operating with integrity and not
cutting corners – if it needs to be done, we do it right the first time.
In my time outside of work, I enjoy gardening, reading, and exploring restaurants and small businesses around Columbus with friends. I
also hike, bike, visit local parks, and whatever else I can do to tire out my two dogs!