Ohio Living relocates headquarters to enhance business operations

JLL brokers 24,000-square-foot lease in Columbus for the not-for-profit  aging services system

January 14, 2020

Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2020 — Ohio Living announced it is moving its headquarters from 1001 Kingsmill Parkway to 9200 Worthington Road in early 2020. The 24,000-square-foot office space is located near Polaris Fashion Place and was previously occupied by United Healthcare.

The new office building represents a long-term play to enable Ohio Living’s updated workplace strategy by supporting collaboration, flexibility and innovation. The new headquarters will help the organization evolve from its space in a former warehouse, heavy with old-style offices, disjointed cubicle areas and minimal natural light, to a more open, shared environment through designated work areas and hoteling space for remote employees.

Modern amenities like these are trending up for a reason: 85 percent of executives believe smart building solutions can directly enhance employee satisfaction and productivity, an ideal Ohio Living will continue to prioritize in its new space.

In addition to creating an updated atmosphere to align with its refreshed brand, Ohio Living also downsized its square footage. By eliminating unused space, operations can enable high efficiency while still allowing room for future growth.

“We are really looking forward to kicking off 2020 in our new space,” said Ohio Living CEO Laurence C. Gumina. “This location better enables our standard operations while enhancing employee happiness and the measured, steady growth our organization is committed to achieving.” 

JLL’s Brad Stricker, Collin Wheeler and Aaron Duncan brokered the deal.

“Ohio Living employees are passionate about what they do and the mission they serve,” said Stricker. “We wanted that passion to be represented through the new space. We were honored to partner with this organization and support the betterment of our region’s life plan communities and services.”

In addition to securing its new lease, JLL has also partnered with Ohio Living to support its non-profit initiatives.

For more information, visit www.us.jll.com/columbus/

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.

About Ohio Living

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio Living is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit, multi-site aging services organizations. Ohio Living is Great Place to Work™-Certified and highly ranked on Fortune’s list of Best Workplaces in Aging Services. Since 1922, Ohio Living has defined the highest standards of quality of life for adults through its 13 life plan communities, Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice and Ohio Living Foundation. Our Ohio-based services range from a variety of housing options in one of our communities through the full continuum of care to post-acute home health, palliative care and hospice support for adults, wherever they live. The Ohio Living Foundation is a BBB Accredited Charity and maintains Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.