What does a Criminologist and an Industrial Systems Engineer have in common? The answer: A shared passion and calling in commercial real estate. While we started our careers in different fields, our experiences have led us to form an unparalleled partnership as the Principals of Aspire Realty Services. While we are a newer, small firm, we are a force in Commercial Real Estate with a team that has over 63 years of relevant and solid experience in the commercial market. Additionally, our years of experience have resulted in a large, powerful network that we bring to the table for the benefit of our clients. As the Columbus, Ohio franchise of Coldwell Banker Commercial, we have a global powerhouse in our corner. Coldwell Banker Commercial has been established for 112 years with 3,000+ professionals within 150 companies, in 45 countries. Combined they have completed 14,000+ annual transactions with a transaction volume of $8.7 Billion. We ASPIRE to handle all your commercial real estate needs. Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, Tenant or Landlord, our team is dedicated to finding the right commercial property solution for your business. Looking for development opportunities, need assistance in the evaluation of investment properties, require a Broker Opinion of Value or in need of specific market knowledge, our Team's masterful skills will help get the job done. Engage us, a commercial real estate company that's as dynamic, driven and success-oriented as you are or ASPIRE to be. Let us help you achieve your commercial real estate goals.

The Principals

Anthony Maronitis, CCIM, MS, Principal-Broker

Anthony Maronitis, CCIM, MS, Principal-Broker

Cell: 614-352-8669

Office: 614-341-9800 ext 103

Email: amaronitis@cbc-aspire.com

Anthony has been specializing in commercial retail and investment properties since 2004. His approach is to fully understand the needs of his clients and then provide viable options along with the tools to make informed real estate decisions. Using his extensive network he can service their needs on a local, national or global level, as well as provide strong market knowledge, extensive research, and analytical expertise.

Anthony has over seventeen years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage and management. His background in commercial property and casualty insurance has allowed him to gain valuable experience in building relationships and comprehensive analysis of commercial properties.

Chris Howard, Principal

Chris Howard, Principal

Cell: 614-264-6801

Office: 614-341-9800 ext 104

Email: choward@cbc-aspire.com

Since 2007, Chris has focused on the retail and investment segment of commercial real estate. He prides himself on his strong market knowledge and ability to do extensive research and analysis for his Clients’ needs. He is known for his tenacity in pursuing deals when representing either the Landlord or Tenant. This depth of knowledge and experience allows him to deliver success to each of his Clients.

Chris began his sales career at a boutique investment banking and brokerage firm where he sold stocks and bonds. He then advanced his knowledge of small to mid-size businesses by specializing in commercial property and casualty insurance sales. With finely honed sales skills and understanding of commercial properties, Chris leased approximately 1.8 million square feet of retail space at his first brokerage firm and has gone on to close well over $150 million in real estate transactions. 

Chris is working towards his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Our Team

Ruth Fallert, Director of Office Operations

Ruth Fallert, Director of Office Operations

Cell: 614-302-8292

Office: 614-341-9800 ext 106

Email: rfallert@cbc-aspire.com

Ruth brings a wide range of skills to Aspire Realty Services. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm including marketing, listing and transaction management. Ruth has over ten years of experience as an administrative/marketing assistant in the commercial real estate industry. 

Ruth is licensed by the State of Ohio as a Real Estate Salesperson and commissioned in Fairfield County, Ohio as a Notary Public. Previously she was employed in the commercial insurance industry as an assistant to mid-level managers and technical staff. Ruth also held a variety of supervisory, technical and support positions. At Western Area Career and Technology Center Ruth was honored as Senior of the Year while graduating at the top of their computer science program.


2018 Office Contributor of the Year

Bill Davis, Vice President

Bill Davis, Vice President

Cell: 614-588-7561

Office: 614-341-9800 ext 102

Email: bdavis@cbc-aspire.com

Bill specializes in acquisition and disposition services across all sectors of commercial real estate in the Ohio market. Diligently positions clients to maximize value in both sales and in Buyer and Tenant Representation. Strong emphasis placed on keeping both new and longtime clients informed of each aspect of a dynamic market, when to take advantage and then tailoring client-specific strategy, whether immediate or future, for his clients to realize highest market value. As a result, Bill has forged strong relationships with his clients throughout his CRE career.

Before his career in brokerage, Bill worked with an Ohio firm that specialized in the valuation, leasing, and sale of distressed assets. This position required extensive knowledge of the Columbus commercial real estate market and expertise in the valuation of both owner/user and investment sales. Bill spent his final semester at West Virginia University as an intern for a real estate brokerage in Columbus, Ohio, where he obtained his salesperson license. Bill has completed all classes in preparation for obtaining his Broker license.

Tom Velalis, Associate

Tom Velalis, Associate

Cell: 614-354-6556

Office: 614-341-9800 ext 109

Email: tvelalis@cbc-aspire.com

My professional commitment is to treat everyone with respect and honesty and place the client's interest above mine. As a real estate agent and a long-term investor of commercial and residential properties, I developed a unique set of skills to understand clients, use analytical experiences to evaluate opportunities and use interpersonal skills to communicate with others.

Because my client's needs are very important, I don't conform to a typical 8-5:00 pm work schedule. If an important question comes to mind that may need an answer, pick up the phone and call me direct. There is no need to wait.

Education background is in real estate and engineering with over 30 years of combined experience.

Monica Blakemore, Associate

Monica Blakemore, Associate

Cell: 614-332-5333

Office: 614-341-9800 ext 110

Email: mblakemore@cbc-aspire.com

Monica is focused on retail and investment properties. She represents buyers and sellers, as well as landlords and tenants in commercial real estate transactions.

Monica has extensive experience in client relations and networking. Her integrity and energy add a level of creative services that can benefit any business. She has an innate ability to collaborate with small and large business owners, working to understand and communicate goals. Monica provides her clients with expert representation and counsel based on skilled analysis of data, market conditions and client priorities. In work and life, Monica brings drive and determination to all her endeavors.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial

In 1906, Colbert Coldwell founded his real estate company based on the conviction that he knew a better way to do business.

Rooted in this entrepreneurial spirit and backed by the global Realogy network, the Coldwell Banker Commercial® organization is still finding better ways to fulfill the commercial real estate needs of investors, owners and tenants today.


Visit www.cbcworldwide.com to learn more about the national company.

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