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Kirk Smith

Senior Associate

Kirk Smith Senior Associate
Columbus 200 Civic Center Drive
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Professional Experience

I specialize solely in the tenant representation of corporate office users. With a strong background in business negotiations, financial analysis and local market knowledge, I help my clients achieve the best outcomes through informed real estate decisions. I assist corporations in developing real estate strategies to support the labor, technology and flexibility challenges associated with growth and change. My process driven approach assures consistent and accountable results through ongoing client advisory relationships. Relationships are everything! 

My original focus in the commercial real estate industry was the representation of national landlord groups. After many years of serving the ownership side in office lease transactions, I now offer tenant users a unique knowledge-based perspective, fully understanding landlord needs, underlying motivations and leverage points. We find creative and equitable solutions in deal making for new leases, renewals, space expansion/contractions and outright dispositions.

Process and Approach


 Strategic Planning Option Development Transaction Implementation

  • Evaluate the situation
  • Assess the needs
  • Analyze the market
  • Set workplace strategy
  • Build consensus
  • Target Opportunities
  • Tour Alternatives
  • Solicit & Evaluate proposals
  • Conduct test fits
  • Site Selection 
  • Arrive at letter of intent
  • Negotiate and execute lease
  • Monitor project build out
  • Oversee furniture installation
  • Manage tenant move-in



Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Columbus Board of Realtors
  • Ohio Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • U.S. Power Squadron
  • TCCMV Member


  • The Ohio State University; Bachelor of Arts



Significant Transactions


  • Molina Healthcare | 165,000 SF | 3000 Corporate Exchange 
  • Marzetti Company | 44,217 SF | 1105 Shrock Road
  • Red Capital | 29,000 SF | One Columbus
  • Northwestern Mutual | 20,000 SF | Grandview Yard
  • ITT Tech | 13,500 SF | 4717 Hilton Corporate
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio | 13,500 SF | One Columbus

  • Tenant Clients Represented

    • Bank of New York Mellon
    • ResCare
    • AIG Insurance
    • Ohio Credit Union League
    • Gilbane Building Co.
    • AECOM
    • Vantage Point Logistics
    • Ford Motor Company
    • WPP - Fitch
    • Direct Energy
    • Northwestern Mutual
    • BB&T Bank
    • Children's Hunger Alliance
    • Duke Realty - Corporate Offices
    • Copper Run Capital


Kirk Smith Senior Associate
Columbus 200 Civic Center Drive
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Available Properties