Andy Mills, SIOR, CCIM

President | Managing Partner

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” –LOU HOLTZ

Andy focuses on helping his clients find solutions to their real estate needs and create strategies as it relates to leasing, site selection, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. He views his role as an advisor who helps guide his clients in understanding the market to effectively achieve their real estate goals.  In 2015 he received his Broker’s license and relaunched Elford Realty with Michael Fitzpatrick as a third-party commercial brokerage to provide a different level of service to both tenants and owners that was more flexible than other brokerages. The goal of Elford Realty is to help their clients create proactive strategies related to their real estate.

Andy started his career in 2005 with Continental Realty, a Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Partner, where he was a Senior Vice President and Director of their Investment Services Group.  He is a graduate of the C&W Emerging Broker Training Program.  Prior to being in real estate, Andy spent 3 years as a research associate traveling the world working for a department of defense contractor in Dayton, OH studying high-stakes decision making in life and death situations.

Andy has been recognized as the Columbus Business First 40 under 40 recipient, The Business Journals 2019 Top 100 National Influences in Commercial Real Estate, Columbus Board of Realtors 10 under 40, Top 10 Commercial Producer (Columbus Realtors), Largest Retail Sale Transaction (Columbus Realtors), Most Unique Transaction (Columbus Realtors) and Rookie of the Year (Columbus Realtors).  Additionally, Andy has received both his SIOR & CCIM designations.

He is actively involved in leadership roles in the community that include Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ambassador’s Council (Co-Chair) & Development Board (Member & Past President), Rotary International (Member & Past President Tri-Village Rotary), Columbus Realtors Board of Directors (Member & Past President), Ohio Realtors (Vice Chair Legislative Steering & BOD Director), National Association of Realtors (BOD Member) and the Ohio CCIM Chapter (Member & Past President).  He also has served as an adjunct professor of Intro to Real Estate Finance at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and has served as a weekly 2nd grade reading tutor at Wiggin Street Elementary school since 2006.

Andy is a 2002 graduate of Kenyon College and is a former 3-sport collegiate letter winner. He resides in Upper Arlington with his wife (Mary), two kids (Luke & Ava), and golden retriever (Grayton).

Industry Involvement

CCIM: 2014 President Ohio CCIM Chapter

NAIOP: 2018 President Central Ohio NAIOP

Columbus Realtors:

  • Board of Directors: 2012 & 2017-2021
  • 2012 & 2021 Commercial Advisory Board
  • 2017 Secretary
  • 2018 Treasurer
  • 2019 President-Elect
  • 2020 President
  • 2021 Immediate Past-President

Ohio Realtors

  • Director 2012-Current
  • Chair – Ohio Commercial Committee 2018 (Co-Chair 2017)
  • Vice Chair – Ohio Legislative Steering Committee (2021)

National Association of Realtors:

  • Board of Directors (2020 & 2022)
  • Member Commercial Federal Policy Committee (2020 & 2021)

We’d Love to Hear from You

We are passionate about real estate and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how the current market may impact your real estate needs and goals.

Please call us at 614-488-0000