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Doug Godard

Senior Vice President

Doug Godard Senior Vice President
Columbus 200 Civic Center Drive
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Professional Experience

Doug Godard is a Senior Vice President at CBRE. Doug has an extensive background in data centers and build-to-suit projects. He also provides strategic facility planning, merger & acquisition, and integration services to executives of corporations.

Doug believes in setting a strong foundation for every assignment based on the client’s business plan.  For over 30 years, Doug has represented clients on real estate assignments in Columbus and in over 50 cities across the country.  He has also negotiated over $100 million in business incentives for his clients.

Doug started his real estate career in 1983 with CBRE.  Within his first ten-year tenure at CBRE, Doug progressed to be the number one broker in Ohio and was consistently ranked as one of the top three percent of all CBRE brokers nationally.

Doug left CBRE in 1993 to form his own firm specializing in the telecommunications industry, following the deregulation of long distance in the United States.  Doug represented LCI International nationwide in all aspects of real estate including network and data center facilities, sales offices, the development of a new headquarters and M&A/integration consulting.  Doug worked with the executive team in growing the company from 8 to over 5,000 employees before LCI was acquired by Qwest.

In 2001, Doug joined a regional brokerage firm to lead the corporate services group.  The brokerage firm was then acquired by CBRE in 2005.  Doug is consistently ranked as one of the top commercial real estate professionals at CBRE Columbus.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • AFCOM - The Leading Association for Data Center Professionals
  • LEED AP® - US Green Building Council
  • MCR - CoreNet Global


  • Three-time Colbert Coldwell Circle recipient, which recognizes the top three percent of all CBRE sales professionals nationally

  • Top 225 CBRE Broker, nationally

  • Number One CBRE broker, Columbus - multi-year

  • Top 10 Producer - Columbus Board of Realtors, Commercial Section - multi-year

  • 2008 achieved LEED AP® accreditation

  • 2007 achieved CoreNet Global MCR designation

    Community Involvement

  • Community Shelter Board - Member of Development Committee

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio - Member of Real Estate Committee

  • Santa's Silent Helpers - Board Member


  • Miami University, Bachelor of Science; Marketing Management


Significant Assignments

List of Major Transaction

 Client  SF/ACRES  Project Description
Qwest (formerly LCI International and now CenturyLink)     
1,000,000+ SF* United States – HQ; Network Switch Sites; Sales Offices; Call Centers
Battelle Memorial Institute     
 1,000,000+ SF* United States – Engineering & Sales Offices
 Discover Financial Services 
326,000 SF  Ohio – Call Center
150,000+ SF*  United States – HQ; Network Switch Sites; Call Center
115,000 SF  Ohio – Corporate HQ
100,000+ SF* United States & Canada – Engineering & Sales Offices; Service Centers
 Chester, Willcox & Saxbe LLP 
 36,000 SF  Ohio – Law Office
 Abbott Laboratories 
230 Acres Ohio – HQ for Ross Laboratories Division
* indicates multi-market deals


  • Abbott Laboratories
  • American Electric Power
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Bob Evans
  • Brickman
  • CGI
  • Chester Willcox & Saxbe, LPA
  • City of Columbus
  • CNA Insurance
  • Discover Card Financial Services
  • Emerson
  • EMH&T
  • Grainger
  • Woolpert
  • Grange Insurance
  • Huntington National Bank
  • McGraw Hill Education
  • Merchants Insurance
  • Mount Carmel Health
  • Otterbein College
  • Qwest Communications
  • TQL
  • TruGreen
  • United States Postal Service
  • Verizon
  • Wendy's
  • White Castle

Doug Godard Senior Vice President
Columbus 200 Civic Center Drive
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

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