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The Gilbert Group Selected as ChainLinks Member Office for Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, OHIO, May 4, 2015 -  The Gilbert Group Inc., is pleased to announce they have been selected as the Columbus, Ohio office of ChainLinks Retail Advisors, Inc., the largest retail-only real estate services provider in North America. 

The Gilbert Group is the largest full-service retail specific real estate firm in Central Ohio.  They provide project leasing, tenant representation, property management, development and investment services. The Gilbert Group is currently marketing and/or managing 94 retail properties over 6 million square feet. They also represent many national and regional retailers across the Midwest.


ChainLinks Retail Advisors has an extensive national presence having offices in 53 major markets across North America with 750 local market retail broker specialists.  Each office is independently owned and operated that are the "best-of-the-best" within their respective markets. Combining the representation of the various member firms, ChainLinks exclusively represents over 1,500 retailers and over 200 million square feet of retail space. ChainLinks member firms completed more than 5,400 transactions totaling approximately 54 million square feet of retail space and a consideration amount just under 5.5 billion nationwide in 2014.


"We are excited to have the The Gilbert Group in the Columbus, Ohio market join our team," said Mike Hieshima, President and Chairman of ChainLinks Retail Advisors. "They have a dynamic retail brokerage office and they will allow us to further expand our presence throughout the Midwest.  It's all about relationships in our business.  ChainLinks provides an unmatched forum to build everlasting relationships that will generate tremendous value and new business for the future."


"We are thrilled to be the newest addition to the premier national retail services provider," said Aaron Gilbert, Principal of The Gilbert Group.  "Becoming a ChainLinks member firm is a tremendous opportunity for The Gilbert Group because it allows us to leverage our experience in local markets across the nation. This partnership is critical because it provides our clients with greatly expanded geographic expertise, market insight, and continuity of service nationally."


ChainLinks, founded in 1979, is the leading retail-only real estate services and commercial property brokerage organization in North America serving America's premier retailers, landlords, and investors.

Comprised of privately-owned, entrepreneurial companies in 53 cities, our member offices offer services in tenant representation such as strategic planning, site selection, transaction negotiation, market overviews, mapping and demographic analysis, and surplus property disposition; landlord representation such as project leasing, asset and property management, pre-development and re-development consulting, and income property sales; and hospitality real estate services. ChainLinks provides a framework for its 700+ retail broker specialists to service clients by combining their local market expertise with the information and relationships built over our national organization and coverage.


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The Gilbert Group Inc., Real Estate, a member of ChainLinks Retail Advisors, is a full-service commercial real estate firm that has provided solutions in retail real estate brokerage, management, investment and development since 1977. They market and/or manage 94 commercial properties of over 6 million square feet in Ohio. They also represent many national retailers as they expand throughout the Midwest. The Gilbert Group continues to be one of the premier real estate firms in Ohio that specifically specializes in retail properties. They have been the recipient of the Consumer's Choice Award from 2006-2014 for their property management services. The firm has also been recognized by CoStar in 2010-2014 as a "Top Firm" based upon transaction volume and square feet leased.

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