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About Us


Rooted in tradition...

Since 1880 the Effler family has been providing trusted real estate solutions to customers, after founding one of the first brokerage firms in the State of Ohio.  

Today Effler Commercial is a real estate advisory, development, investment, and asset + property management firm that works across the nation.  We provide tailored and turnkey solutions to customers with complex challenges.  


Our goal is to be the best at what we do and delight our customers and partners with a consistent, positive experience while having fun along the way.  We are headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and work across nearly all real estate sectors.

About Erwin Effler III

Erwin serves as president of Effler and works closely with customers across the nation, facilitating their growth strategies through end-to-end strategic real estate and facility solutions. Erwin is a widely respected professional whose experience includes business strategic planning facilitation and real estate advisory, development, investment, design, construction, and management. Erwin’s cross-functional expertise, leadership, and commitment to excellence make him a trusted advisor to his customers and their stakeholders.


Erwin’s relevant experience includes repositioning a family office’s real estate division along with several troubled projects; developing a 100-acre mixed-use project, leading the strategic planning and development of a $195-million hospital expansion, developing several medical office buildings across the country, originating dozens design-build opportunities, and optimizing operational aspects of a portfolio of 250+ medical office buildings across the nation.

Prior to founding Effler, Erwin served as vice president of development for a nationally recognized development, design, construction, and management firm and as development manager for Welltower (NYSE: WELL). Erwin earned masters degrees in real estate development and healthcare administration from Clemson University and Ohio University, respectively, as well as a bachelors degree in entrepreneurial studies from Ohio University and a certificate in hotel real estate investments and asset management from Cornell University.

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