Principal and Founder
As Principal and Founder of Crawford Hoying, Brent Crawford has guided the vision of the company since 1994. With the help of his partner Bob Hoying, he has grown a single investment property into one of the largest real estate firms in Columbus, Ohio, responsible for more than $2 billion in development, totaling more than 19 million square feet. He personally oversees many aspects of the business, including raising private equity for specific investment into income producing properties, securing debt financing, managing relationships with equity investors, monitoring new acquisitions, ground-up development and debt placement for all projects, and guiding all new developments for the company.
Brent has spoken at many events as a guest speaker covering topics such as current real estate trends, multi-family markets and development growth in central Ohio. In addition, he taught property management and real estate trends at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and regularly returns as a guest speaker. Brent serves on the boards of Sophisticated Systems, Children's Hospital Foundation and The Ohio State Sports Medicine Center. He is the current President of the Center for Real Estate at The Ohio State University and is a member of the Columbus Partnership. Brent is a 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University holding a bachelor's degree in communications, and resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife, Liz, and their two children.