Mr. Otis is a broker with Otis & Clark Properties, specializing in office, retail and restaurant properties. Currently Jim oversees the leasing for over 168,000 square feet of prime office space and approximately 525,335 square feet of retail shop space. In addition to leasing space Jim assists clients in their search for the perfect location to grow their business. Mr. Otis will also aid property owner’s analyze their current property situation and propose a plan to increase overall occupancy and increase value for the client.
Prior to joining Otis & Clark Properties, Jim was an investment broker for CB Richard Ellis in Columbus, Ohio. During his time at CB Richard Ellis he evaluated client’s investment portfolios and assisted recommending the appropriate action to best suit the client. Mr. Otis also played an integral part in aiding his colleagues in the local launch of the widely successful Private Client Group. This included data research, extensive marketing and word of mouth.
Mr. Otis graduated from The Ohio State University Max M. Fischer College of Business with a Bachelor in Science in Business Administration. While attending The Ohio State University Mr. Otis was a member of The Ohio State University Football team. During his four year career with the Buckeyes Jim was part of the 2002 National Championship team.
Mr. Johnston is the Property Manager for Otis & Clark Properties. He manages over 700,000 square feet of retail shopping centers and office buildings. Rich coordinates many projects ranging from capital improvements to the properties, any tenant finish, and all maintenance issues. He holds a brokers license and is active in handling lease renewals and negotiations. Rich has been with Otis & Clark Properties for seventeen years. Prior to Otis & Clark Properties he worked in property management for Midland Development Group and Linclay Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kelly Bailey Executive Assistant to Mr. James L. Otis
Ms. Bailey’s primary responsibility is Executive Assistant to Mr. James L. Otis. In addition to assisting Mr. Otis on a daily basis she also serves as Assistant Property Manager. Ms. Bailey plays an integral part of the management team assisting Rich Johnston, the Property Manager, with the overall efficient operations of the properties. Ms. Bailey has been employed by Otis and Clark Properties since 2003.
Cassie works primarily in Development for Otis & Clark Properties. She is involved in design, procurement and logistics of furniture, fixtures and equipment. Cassie is also involved as the marketing coordinator for Otis & Clark Properties. She handles marketing and temporary signage of individual properties. Mrs. Gresco also assists Mr. James J. Otis in the creation of brochures and packages to be used in the procurement of new tenants and property marketing. Cassie has been with Otis & Clark Properties since June 2007.