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About Colliers International Greater Cincinnati 


Colliers International is a full-service commercial real estate firm serving clients nationally and internationally. Our professionals are among the best in the industry, with solid reputations built on a thorough understanding of the marketplace and an unwavering commitment to excellent client service. The brokerage staff of Colliers International | Greater Cincinnati averages 15 years of experience in the industry and nearly half have achieved the professional designations of CCIM and/or SIOR, and other hallmarks of professional excellence.


Founded in 1958 by West Shell, Jr, our firm has deep roots in the Greater Cincinnati community. Quickly recognizing the opportunity to change the local landscape, Mr. Shell set out on a growth plan that established West Shell Realtors as the leading full service real estate company in Greater Cincinnati. West Shell, Jr. sold his interest in the company in 1985 to George Ballou, a local entrepreneur, who placed a greater emphasis on the growing commercial side of the buisness. In 1991, Mr. Ballou sold the company to the Joseph Rippe family, who by 1997 sold the residential division to Coldwell Banker. West Shell Commercial, Inc. reorganized under the control of the Rippe family through 2000, at which time Shenan P. Murphy, along with seven of the firm’s senior agents, purchased the company. Immediately after the purchase, Mr. Murphy signed an affi liation agreement with a national commercial real estate service provider, quickly becoming one of its top producing partners. In 2010, West Shell continued its evolution and took another giant leap forward in joining one of the world’s most recognized commercial real estate brands, Colliers International.


By leveraging local expertise with our global reach, Colliers International | Greater Cincinnati offers innovative, customized solutions and seamless service to owners, corporate occupants and investors throughout the world.

• Advisory Services

• Appraisal and Valuation

• Corporate Solutions

• Investment Services

• Management Services

• Project Management

• Sales and Leasing
        > Landlord Representation
        > Tenant Representation

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