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David Hartsook

First Vice President

David Hartsook First Vice President
Columbus 200 Civic Center Drive
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Professional Experience

David Hartsook has been involved in commercial investment real estate in Central Ohio for over 30 years.  As a member of CBRE Investment Properties he offers extensive experience with office/medical office, industrial, retail, land, and investment properties as well as a wide variety of development opportunities.

David represents buyers in their search and analysis, sellers in their disposition or repositioning of real estate assets, and investors in their search for 1031 exchanges, portfolio investments and fund investments. 
Throughout his career, David has facilitated hundreds of real estate transactions. David’s developmental experience includes a wide variety of development, redevelopment, land acquisition, financing, construction, and multi-location company projects throughout the entire country. In addition to selling investment properties while operating his own company for 18 years, he served as an outsourced real estate department for Stanley Steemer, Adia Personnel and Symix Computer Software in 50 markets across the country.

During the 1980’s, David was responsible for a yearly $40 million development budget in the Central Ohio office of Linclay Corporation, creating institutional quality properties. Acting as Vice President of the Columbus Division of the Linclay Corporation, a regional developer, his was the most consistently profitable division in the 5-division company. His strong leadership skills in managing a team of 65 professionals led to the development and creation of over $225 million worth of commercial properties totaling nearly 2.4 million square feet of commercial real estate property. His efforts directly resulted in Linclay-Columbus becoming highly recognized as a strong, reliable developer and competitor of institutional investment grade properties throughout the entire Midwest region.

Other significant projects that David has been involved with include:

  • The building of a stand-alone facility in North Las Vegas for Stanley Steemer International
  • The redevelopment of a Columbus urban shopping center
  • The site acquisition and incentive package for the Cheryl’s Cookies headquarters in Westerville, Ohio

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Ohio Board of Realtors 
  • Columbus Board of Realtors 
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • e-Pro of National Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) - Former member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Former member




  • Columbus Board of Realtors - 2009 Most Unique C/I Transaction Award
  • Columbus Board of Realtors - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Columbus Board of Realtors - 25-Million Dollar Club




  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science; Business Administration, Real Estate Major


Partial Transaction List


  • Land acquisition/development of $100M Corporate Exchange mutli-use office park
  •  Redevelopment of 100 acres including a 54-acre quarry in Findlay, Ohio
  •  Development and disposition of 60-acre abandoned stone quarry in Lima, Ohio
  •  Acquisition of regional mall 100-acre sites in multi-state area East of Mississippi
  •  Development of a 100-acre industrial business park (West I-70 / I-270 area)
  •  Redevelopment of an urban grocery-anchored shopping center
  •  National work for multi-location Central Ohio based corporations
  •  Land acquisition/development of $40M Corporate Hill Offices in Worthington, Ohio
  •  Acquisition of Granada Royale Hotel Franchise (Embassy Suites)
  • Joint venture with JMB/Federated of 150,000 SF enclosed shopping center
  •  Sale of 160,000 SF medical office bulidings for local hospital system
  •  Acquisition of 110 acres for institutional development

Client Testimonials

  • David did his due diligence prior to taking on the representation of the property and then was instrumental in locating a potential buyer. It was David's attention to detail that got the transaction closed in approximately 60 days. I highly recommend David Hartsook, CCIM and I personally would not work with anyone else.
    Richard E Krigbaum
  • Wanted to write and tell you how much we appreciated your hard work in the sale of our 240 acre farm. Don and I feel you went above and beyond your call to make it all come to a close. The prayer obviously worked with lawsuits being settled, probate issues being resolved and accomplishing an agreement satisfactory to 6 sellers and about 4 buyers.
    Don & Donna Pfister
  • Thanks for your professionalism, communication and attention to us throughout the process. You instill great confidence with your genuine concern about us and looking out for our financial welfare. You are a pleasure to work with and if you ever would like a reference, please feel free to have them contact me.
    B. Scott Mizer, Chief Operating Officer, The Joseph Group


  • Adia Personnel
  • AG Edwards
  • Ahlum & Arbor
  • Bible Literature International
  • Cardinal Capital
  • Cheryl’s Cookies
  • Division 7 Roofing
  • Gooseberry Patch
  • Gralex Manufacturing
  • Hinderer Honda
  • Jacobs, Visconsi, Jacobs
  • National Lime & Stone Co.
  • RW Setterlin Building Co.
  • Sports Imports
  • Stanley Steemer International

Medical Clients

  • Cardinal Orthopaedics
  • Correct Fitness
  • Flowers Family Practice
  • Huneke OB/GYN
  • Mount Carmel Hospitals
  • Ohio Health
  • Paul E. Webb DDS
  • Premiere Podiatry
  • Pickerington Health Center

David Hartsook First Vice President
Columbus 200 Civic Center Drive
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

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