Charles "Dusty" McCreary practices real estate law emphasizing representation of national and regional real estate developers and institutional commercial mortgage lenders. Dusty serves as lead counsel for national banks in real estate secured transactions including mixed use and lifestyle centers, major condominium developments, single family (revolving loan) developments, and hospitals, hotels, shopping centers, apartments and office buildings in Ohio and more than 30 other states. He is Ohio counsel for numerous out-of-state lenders in connection with Ohio projects and lead counsel for numerous national, regional and local developers of retail developments, office buildings, warehouses, single and multi-family residential developments and senior and congregate-care housing.


Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1978)

Duke University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975)


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 1993–2023

Senior Statesperson, ChambersUSA, Real Estate, 2019–2022; Band 1 ranking, 2011–2018

Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Real Estate: Business), 2004–2021

Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed, Who's Who in Commercial Real Estate, Columbus Monthly, 1995

Professional Activities

Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Past Member, Legislative Committee, the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association

Past Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

Past Member, Urban Land Institute

Past chairman, Legislative Committee, the Central Ohio chapter of NAIOP

Member, Board of Trustees, Community Housing Network

Past Member, Rotary Club of Columbus

Past member, Board of Trustees, The Columbus Academy

Instructor, Capital University New Center for Professional Development, "Commercial Real Estate Finance," 2004 - 2006




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Charles H. McCreary

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Real Property Section Committee on Loan Practices and Lender Liability; Real Property Section Committee on Mortgages and Other Debt Financing; Leasehold Financing Subcommittee and Subcommittee on Judicial Decisions and Legislative Developments
  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association (Real Property and Financial Institutions Committees)
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