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Meet the Team

Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes has a long career in the real estate service industry ranging from custom home construction to mortgage financing andserved as a legal aide to counsel for a Columbus law firm and assisted the Ohio Attorney General’s office in their collections enforcement division. In 2014, Brian founded Ohio Property Brother with his actual brother, David. Brian also obtained his Ohio Realtors license so that he could help clients with all aspects of their real estate investment, from finding and choosing a property, to completing necessary renovation activities to closing the sale. Brian’s dream is to help his clients find their dream home. When not working, Brian enjoys spending time with son, Aaron, and their two dogs Jett and Penny. He is also an active church member and volunteer coach for the Carriage Place Recreation Center.

Chris Horne

Chris Horne invests in Columbus property and works in private industry as a real estate and strategic planning advisor for governments, community groups, universities, developers, corporations, philanthropies, and private individuals. Trained at MIT and with professional certifications from the American Institute of Certified Planners, Chris has award winning experience problem solving at multiple scales from regional down to the property level, for clients large and small, and in contexts domestic and abroad. Born in Philadelphia, Chris still roots for the Philly pro-level sports teams, but when it comes to college athletics, he is full-on Ohio State. Chris lives with his wife Shiva and their parrot Houdini. 

Trey Kauffman

With his ambitions set far beyond the horizon of his mind, Trey thrives on his unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He’s worked across across a variety of industries and finds his fascination piquing when learning about new fields, what makes companies tick and how he can help them accomplish their goals. While he considers himself a Jack of all trades, if he were to approach mastery in any, those would be writing, editing, grammar and web design. The bulk of Trey’s experience lies in marketing and advertising, and his fascination with technological trends and innovation makes him an invaluable asset to you and your organization. While not working, you can find him enjoying all there is to enjoy outdoors. From rock climbing to mountain biking, if it piques his adrenaline, you can find Trey doing it, which is why he’s chosen a life of remote work. Giving himself the ability to live and work without the tether of a physical office allows him to travel and see the world while fully maintaining client satisfaction.