Central Ohio - Testimonials

Hear first hand from clients and colleagues on why you should choose Derek Lichtfuss, Terry Coyne and their team as your trusted Columbus commercial real estate broker.

“Thank you for all your help throughout the deal. It’s refreshing to find a broker who assists from start to finish and not just start AND finish. It was a pleasure.”


-Jeff DeChellis, COO, Mid-America Management Corporation

“When Everstream made the decision to move into the Columbus market, I called Terry to assist.  Terry introduced me to his partner Derek in Columbus who acted quickly with laser focus to get us up and running.  He found us great space that fit every one of our needs.  Terry and Derek are a dynamic duo who clearly serve their clients with passion and excellence throughout the state of Ohio."

- Brett Lindsey, President & CEO, Everstream & Snip Internet

“We hired Derek as our commercial real estate broker to help us expand our business operations.  Derek was able to uncover several off-market opportunities in our target market areas, saving us time and millions of dollars in the process.  He is persistent, diligent, and extremely knowledgeable about Central Ohio commercial real estate.  Through his prospecting efforts, Derek also uncovered several business acquisition opportunities.  We will continue to lean on Derek as our go-to real estate expert as our business needs grow.”

- Rhett Ricart, CEO, Ricart Automotive Group

“My partner and I hired Derek to lease our 45,000 SF office building in Columbus.  Not only did he bring us tenants and keep the building almost fully occupied, he also brought us a credible, off-market cash buyer.  Derek counseled us through the transition of leasing and managing to disposition of the asset.  He was extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire process.  I would highly recommend Derek as a uniquely talented real estate professional!”

- Sally C., Commercial Building Owner

“Over the last few years, Derek has become my first contact for all of my commercial real estate needs. Since I began working with him, he has proven to always be very accessible and helpful. Whether we have been working to negotiate a lease or explore new real estate options for my growing business, Derek has always worked hard to meet my needs and has proven himself to be a well-connected and very knowledgeable agent. I will continue to work with Derek for my real estate needs and highly recommend him.”

- Jordan Helman, President & Co-Founder, High Bank Distillery & Zest Juice Co.

“I hired Derek as my broker to sell a commercial building in Westerville and it was a great experience. He brought an offer quickly and handled the negotiation with professionalism. I would highly recommend using Derek as a commercial broker.”

- Jake Worley, Commercial Building Owner

“Derek is street and book smart; an athlete and a winner who knows hard work pays; a really nice guy who brings the total package to any challenge.  He gets my strongest recommendation!”

- Bob Althoff, Co-Owner, AD Farrow Harley-Davidson

"Brett, Terry and Kristy executed this sale seamlessly and we greatly benefited from their local expertise and institutional rolodex. Hopefully, our 6.16% cap rate stands as the Cleveland area record for some time."

- Michael J. Baucus, Managing Partner, AIC Ventures

"Our standards were high, given the precise nature of our work. However, after an exhaustive market survey, we found a facility that supports an efficient operation and will allow us to continue to provide the very best services to our clients."

- Don Pavlik, GM, ALS Laboratory

"Even amidst tough conditions for commercial real estate, Terry was able to position our property well. We received a price we were satisfied with from a buyer who was not even located in our market."

- Mike Wojno, CEO, Wojno Development

"Do yourself a favor, don't waste another minute -you should hire him in a heartbeat- he's the best I've ever worked with and for sure the best in Ohio."

-Fred Westheimer, Lonestar Film Group

"At JDI Realty, we are extremely pleased with the overall performance and quality of services provided by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Management Services (GEMS). We would not hesitate to use them on other properties."

- Mark Nasca, Partner