State Auto Building Upgrade

A Columbus, Ohio, company has acquired the 180,000-square-foot office building and campus at 30th and Meridian streets and undertaken a multi-million-dollar renovation. “It’s going to feel very updated and more creative,” said Todd Kemmerer, a principal at Capitol Equities, a commercial real estate company based in Columbus, Ohio. Kemmerer’s firm handles property management for the new owners. United Way of Central Indiana is a tenant and State Auto remains on site, he said. Approximately 28,000 square feet of office space is available and Kemmerer is confident the large, open footprints will attract additional tenants. He said the presence of United Way and its mission of community service has influenced the renovation. “With their ties to nonprofits in the community, we feel there are lots of opportunities for evening and weekend events to raise public awareness and host some fund-raising efforts so United Way can pursue their goals,” he said. This includes activating an underutilized greenspace to the south and upgrading a full-service café on the premises.