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Wayne B. Harer, SIOR, CCIM

Executive Managing Director

Wayne Harer, CCIM, SIOR, serves as an executive managing director in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Newmark Knight Frank, where he specializes in the leasing and sale of local office properties. Over a corporate real estate career spanning 32 years, Mr. Harer has been a tenant representative or listing agent for over 30 million square feet of office space. He has also completed over 1,500 lease and sale transactions totaling more than 35 million square feet.

Mr. Harer is currently the exclusive leasing representative for the Arena District and Grandview Yard. He also represents large office users. Previously, he was the leasing agent for the Easton mixed-use project in Columbus, responsible for all office leasing for Georgetown Co. and selling large tracts of land to Duke Realty and Huntington National Bank. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Harer has sold or leased properties totaling over $500 million.

Recently, Mr. Harer represented such companies as NiSource/Columbia Gas (280,000 SF); Chase Mortgage (250,000 square feet); AMP-Ohio (96,000 square feet); Aver Informatics (25,000 square feet); Barnes & Thornburg (12,500 square feet); Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff (25,000 square feet); Worthington Industries (117,000 square feet); Crabbe Brown James (25,000 square feet); Jobs Ohio; Morgan Stanley; Ulmer & Berne; U.S. Bank; and Wells Fargo. He successfully engineered the thru purchase, lease-up and sale (or refinance) of several downtown office buildings including 150 East Gay Street (Continental Center), 255 East Main Street, 180 East Broad Street and 140 East Town Street. Mr. Harer also leased the Arena District and Grandview Yard (2 million square feet) to 100% occupancy.

Prior to starting his commercial real estate career, Mr. Harer played professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox for five years and New York Yankees for five years, as well as five years with Triple-A affiliates the Pawtucket Red Sox and Columbus Clippers.


  • Top Producer, Continental Realty Ltd., 1995 - 2016
  • 22-time winner, Top Producer Award, Columbus Board of Realtors
  • Largest Transaction, Columbus Board of Realtors 2001 - 2004
  • Broker of the Year, Central Ohio Chapter of NAIOP, 2013
  • Number One Producer in Columbus, CB Commercial, 1994
  • Top Five Producer, CB Commercial, 1987, 1991 - 1994
  • Most Transactions Completed (31), CB Commercial, 1986
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, CB Commercial, 1985


  • Member, Columbus Commercial, Industrial, and Investment Realtors® (CCIIR)
  • Member, International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
  • Member, NAIOP; former office panel member, Office Space Demand Forecast
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, CCIM Institute
  • SIOR designation, Society of Industrial and Office Brokers (SIOR)


  • Chair, board of directors, Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians AAA Franchise)
  • Member, board member and past president, Athletic Club of Columbus
  • Full member, Scioto Country Club

Mr. Harer is also involved in various charitable causes in his community.

Mr. Harer graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He also attended the University of New Orleans on a baseball scholarship.

Wayne B. Harer, SIOR, CCIM
Wayne B. Harer, SIOR, CCIM
Executive Managing Director
150 E. Broad Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
T  614.883.1051

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Areas of Specialization
  • Office Tenant Representation
  • Landlord Representation
  • Office Sales

Years of Experience
32 years