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The Commercial Section was created in 1994 to serve the needs of Columbus REALTORS® members involved in the purchase, sale or lease of commercial land, office, apartment, industrial, investment, and retail real estate.

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The Central Ohio Commercial Information Exchange (COCIE) is a property database which, unlike a listing database (i.e. a traditional MLS), a property database system includes an inventory of all properties whether listed or not. Both Columbus REALTORS® members and non-members are able to enter listings in COCIE as well as their own listing photo(s) and attachments. However, only COCIE Participant listings will display on the Commercial Property Search available to the public. More info.

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Office Building Classification

For the purposes of comparison, office space is grouped into three classes. These classes represent a subjective quality rating of buildings, which indicates the competitive ability of each building to attract similar types of tenants. Combinations of factors such as rent, building finishes, system standards and efficiency, building amenities, location/accessibility, and market perception are used as relative measures. (Note that national cost estimating services may classify office buildings differently than local markets.) Class A office buildings are the most prestigious office buildings competing for the premier office users, with rents above average for the area. Buildings have high-quality standard finishes, state-of-the-art systems, exceptional accessibility, and a definite market presence. Class B office buildings compete for a wide range of users, with rents in the average range for the area. Building finishes are fair to good for the area and systems are adequate, but the buildings do not compete with Class A buildings at the same price. Class C office buildings compete for tenants requiring functional space at rents below the average for the area.

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