Aaron Gilbert
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Managing Principal

Professional Experience:

Aaron Gilbert is the acting Managing Principal of The Gilbert Group. Mr. Gilbert oversees the day-to-day operations which includes an annual budget of over 30 million dollars. In Mr. Gilbert’s time with The Gilbert Group, he has added over 10 million square feet of third-party management and leasing contracts. He has also added 65+ retailers/restaurants clients where his team provides tenant representation/disposition services including the likes of Academy Sports, Victoria Secret, Kohls, Potbelly and Sweetgreen. Mr. Gilbert has also been involved in over 350 transactions totaling over $185 million. Under his oversight, The Gilbert Group is a proud two-time recipient of the Fast 50 award (2019, 2020). The Gilbert Group has also been named Best of the Best by Midwest Real Estate News in 2018-2023 for our brokerage and property management services.

The Gilbert Group was an eight-time CoStar Power Broker recipient for being a “Top Leasing Firm” in Columbus, Ohio. Individually, Mr. Gilbert was recognized by CoStar as a “Top Retail Leasing Broker” in Columbus, Ohio for 2010-2016. He was also named to Business First’s Forty Under 40 class of 2010. This award recognizes members of the business community under the age of 40 who show professional drive and community involvement.

Mr. Gilbert also has an ownership position in multiple retail assets in the Columbus, Ohio MSA.

Prior to joining The Gilbert Group and The Gilbert Investment Company, Mr. Gilbert worked in New York City in the Real Estate Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young.

Education, Licensures and Awards:

  • New York University, Master of Science, Real Estate Development & Investment | 2000
  • University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science, Sports Business Administration | 1998
  • Licensed Ohio Real Estate Salesperson | Member of NAR, OAR, CBR
  • Member International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Forty Under 40 | 2010
  • CoStar Power Broker | 2010-2016
  • Consumer Choice Award | Property Management| 2006-2014
  • Board of Trustees | Treasurer | Morse Road Special Improvement District
  • Board of Trustees | Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Contact Aaron
Get in touch with Aaron at The Gilbert Group to get closer to your perfect commercial property solution.

585 South Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Main: 614.228.2222
Direct: 614.674.6940