WILLIS OF OHIO RELOCATES TO GRANDVIEW YARD
COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 15, 2011 — Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Realty Investors today announced that Willis of Ohio will be opening its new offices in Grandview Yard on Monday, December 19. They will be raising their sign on Friday, December 16 (see editor’s note below). Nationwide Realty Investors President Brian J. Ellis made the announcement.
Willis of Ohio, a division of the global risk management and insurance broker Willis Group Holdings, will occupy 22,538 square-feet on the second floor. They join a number of other tenants in the 92,000-square-foot office building at 775 Yard St. including M+A Architects, Massage Envy, Schindler Dentistry, Jason’s Deli and the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill. Also open at Grandview Yard is a 126-room Hyatt Place hotel and a 42,000 square-foot Urban Active Fitness. In addition, NRI recently broke ground on The Apartments at Grandview Yard, a 154-unit luxury, urban-style development featuring a mix of one- and two-bedroom garden and townhouse units.
Willis’ Regional Manager, Frank E. McKain said in regards to their move, “We are very excited to move to Grandview Yard. It is an energetic and visible location that will help us continue to deliver great client service and will take Willis to the next level in Columbus.”
About Willis Group Holdings
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com
About Grandview Yard
Located on the former Big Bear warehouse site and encompassing nearly 100 acres, Nationwide Realty Investor’s Grandview Yard will include 1.5 – 2 million square feet of commercial space, including a significant retail component, restaurants, office and more than 600 residential (condo and apartment) units. New community parks and significant infrastructure improvements are also included in the master plan. Additionally, Grandview Yard is the first development registered for certification by the USGBC LEED for Neighborhood Development in the Midwest.
About Nationwide Realty Investors
Nationwide Realty Investors is the real estate development affiliate of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and the developer of the $750 million, mixed-use Arena District in Columbus, Ohio. Directly and through joint ventures, Nationwide Realty Investors owns more than $1 billion in real estate investments. For more information, visit www.nationwiderealtyinvestors.com.