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DJ Effler

Chief Executive Officer & President
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Columbus, OH


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750 Communications Pkwy

Suite 2

Columbus, OH 43214

Professional experience


With over two decades of experience in commercial real estate investments and finance, DJ brings deep industry expertise and long standing relationships to the leadership team of BWE.  As CEO and President, DJ is responsible for executing corporate strategies and goals and leads new company-wide initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions and lift-out activities, while helping drive production across the firm.  He began his commercial real estate career at Nationwide in Columbus, Ohio, underwriting and originating first mortgage loans on all property types for the general account.  DJ then joined Rockbridge Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on providing subordinate debt and equity to the hospitality industry, where he served as a vice president of both the Investments Group and Capital Markets Group.  DJ joined BWE in 2011, and quickly established himself as a top producer, team builder, and leader in the firm.  DJ has been a partner in BWE since 2014 and was named President of BWE in January of 2021. DJ resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Sarah, and their three young children.


DJ is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance.


2019 BWE Top Producer in the firm

2018 BWE Top Producer in the firm

2017 BWE Top Producer in the firm 2016 BWE Top Producer in the firm

2015 BWE Top Producer in the firm 2015 Real Estate Forum "50 under 40" Recipient 2014 BWE Platinum Award Recipient - Awarded for attaining the highest level of production in the firm.

DJ Effler

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