Brian Ellis is President and COO of Nationwide Realty Investors. He and his team have built a $2 billion portfolio of high quality real estate investments across the country. Ellis has guided the company’s growth through ever-changing real estate and economic climates, building Nationwide Realty Investors into one of the nation’s most recognized and respected real estate developers.
Under Ellis’ leadership, Nationwide Realty Investors developed Nationwide Arena, the 20,000-seat home of the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets and Huntington Park, a 10,000-seat ball park home to the Cleveland Indians AAA affiliate, the Columbus Clippers. As one of the country’s leading developers of large, complex, mixed-use projects, Nationwide Realty Investors’ portfolio includes the Arena District, a 100-acre, urban mixed-use project surrounding Nationwide Arena, Grandview Yard in Grandview Heights, Ohio, Rivulon in Gilbert, Arizona, and the Gainey Ranch Corporate Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ellis is chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Columbus Sports Commission, and serves on the executive committee of Experience Columbus, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau. He has been with Nationwide for 28 years and holds a business degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a M.B.A. from Duke University.