CBRE Cincinnati Announces Top Promotions

Scott Yards, John Eckert and Travis Likes were recently promoted to senior vice president, senior vice president and first vice president, respectively.
Scott Yards, senior vice president of CBRE's Cincinnati office
Scott Yards, senior vice president of CBRE’s Cincinnati office

Cincinnati—CBRE Group recently promoted three of its office advisory and transaction services professionals. Representing Cincinnati office tenants, lessors and developers, Scott Yards, John Eckert and Travis Likes have been advanced to senior vice president, senior vice president and first vice president, respectively.

The three real estate specialists have earned membership into the Greater Cincinnati Board of Realtors Top Producers Club and have been acknowledged as the top three office leaders in 2015 and 2016.

John Eckert, senior vice president of CBRE's Cincinnati office
John Eckert, senior vice president of CBRE’s Cincinnati office

Yards, Eckert and Likes have more than half a century of combined office sales and lease experience. Last year alone, they were part of $129 million worth of local transactions, totaling 1.5 million square feet. The team was recently involved in several deals, including DMI’s 21,500-square-foot lease at 8790 Governors Hill Drive, Health Carousel’s 25,000-square-foot lease, CDK’s 172,000-square-foot lease at Central Parke III and RoundTower Technologies’ 32,000-square-foot lease at Kenwood Collection. Moreover, Neyer Properties named the team as the exclusive leasing agent for the company’s half a million square foot office portfolio in Blue Ash.

Travis Likes, first vice president of CBRE's Cincinnati office
Travis Likes, first vice president of CBRE’s Cincinnati office

The team contributed to the highest annual positive net absorption the market has seen in 16 years, which was registered in 2016. According to CBRE research, the Cincinnati office market saw 1.3 million square feet of positive net absorption. Major factors that contributed to this amount of absorption were Mercy Health’s new headquarters, GE’s Global Operations Center, Landings III and Wright Summit III.

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