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James G. Grantz

Broker Associate

Edward J. Lewis

27 S Hazel St, Youngstown, OH 44503-1310

Office Specialist
Member Since
SIOR Ohio Chapter
Areas of Practice
Investments, Tenant Representation, Distribution & Logistics, Sale/Leasing, Landlord, Corporate Services, Consulting
ICSC member
BBA Real Estate Major with finance concentration from Kent State University; licensed, active Real Estate Broker with over 32 years experience servicing business and industry clients mostly within a 200 mile radius of Youngstown, Ohio. Activley representing listings in the Akron, Youngstown and Warren Ohio market place.

James Grantz, II

Jim Grantz is a licensed real estate broker and appraiser for Edward J. Lewis, Inc. serving the commercial and industrial markets in the greater Youngstown, Warren and Akron region for over 32 years. As a native of Springfield Township, Ohio with ties to family owned real estate in Youngstown and Akron, Jim understands and appreciates the owner/investment aspect of the commercial market as well as the inter-business relationships in the area critical to connecting owners, investors and tenants of area commercial and industrial product.

Jim Grantz received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University

with a major in Real Estate. He obtained his Certified General Appraiser license in 1991. Jim is

a Past President of Boardman Rotary, Past-Director of the Youngstown-Columbiana Board of

Realtors, Past President of the South Range Schools Foundation, Past Member of Realtor’s

Political Action and Legislative Committee, and Past Member of the New Middleton Village Zoning Board. He is an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a member of the Duquesne Hunting and Fishing Club.

His client base reflects a broad spectrum of building products and uses (partial list follows) including:

IRG (Industrial Realty Group), ICP (Industrial Commercial Properties), Welltower Real Estate Investment Trust, National City Bank, Second National Bank, Key Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Toys “R” Us, Ameritech, GTE, Acordia Insurance, AFLAC, Allstate, Exterran, SEARS, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises Company, Youngstown Tool & Die, Midwest Steel and Alloy, Western Reserve Care System, USX Corporation, Lalley Pipe and Tube, American Paper Products, Chick-fil-a, Salvation Army, Great Clips, Department of Public Works, City of Youngstown, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, Pizza Hut Franchise, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee’s in multiple markets, Hot Head Burrito Company Franchisee’s in multiple markets, Jersey Mike’s, Domino’s in multiple markets and Papa John’s.

Significant Industrial Transactions Include:

SALE - 3805 Hendricks Road, Austintown, OH 340,100 sq. ft. industrial/manufacturing facility.

SALE - 99 Seiberling Street, Akron, OH (Evolution Business Park) 240,000 sq. ft. industrial/manufacturing facility.

LEASE - 163,383 sq. ft. industrial lease to RMI Titanium Company, Austintown, OH.

SALE - 2701 Intertech Blvd., Youngstown, OH 143,789 SF Manufacturing facility to Noah Co. LLC

SALE - 1789 Ellsworth Bailey Road , Lordstown, OH 101,000 sq. ft. assembly/distribution facility.


SALE - 100,000 SF .facility industrial/manufacturing to Sinter Land Company, LLC, Youngstown, OH.

LEASE - 99,012 SF. industrial/distribution to “Toys-R-Us”, Austintown, OH.

LEASE – 91,500 SF, cooler/freezer and distribution space to John Zidian Company, Inc. Austintown, OH

LEASE - 90,606 SF. industrial/distribution to Jamestown Industries, Inc., Austintown, OH.

SALE -1053 Ohio Works Drive, Youngstown, OH 76,204 SF heavy manufacturing with cranes and rail.

SALE – 1057, 1061 and 1063 Trumbull Avenue, Girard, OH, 65,000 SF MULTI Tenant investment sale.

SALE - 75,000 SF industrial/manufacturing to Valley Foods, Inc., Y oungstown, OH.

LEASE - 3760 Oakwood Avenue, Austintown, OH 69,800 SF heavy manufacturing with cranes.

LEASE - 1431 Heck Road, Columbiana, OH 52,750 SF industrial lease to HemaSource, Inc.

SALE - 100 East Gate Industrial Drive, North Lima, OH 48,000 sq. ft. industrial distribution/light manufacturing.

Contact Information: Jim Grantz – 330-518-7900 cell
  • Kent State University, BBA, Real Estate Major
Christopher Lydon, SIOR
Avison Young
Phoenix, AZ
James Grantz, SIOR
Edward J. Lewis
Youngstown, OH
Industrial Sale
23,134 Sq. Ft. / 3 Acres
March 8, 2018 Austintown, OH

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