Thomas is a native of Green Bay and has worked in the Commercial Real Estate Industry for 35 years as a Developer, Property Owner/Manager and as a Broker. Thomas has a tremendous amount of knowledge that can help buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. Thomas is extremely well educated having attended Premontre High School, the University of Southern California earning a degree in Marketing. Thomas also attended the University of Minnesota and earned his MBA in Marketing and Real Estate Finance.
Initially, Thomas worked for Cushman and Wakefield in the Woodland Hills office and did many multi-million-dollar Office and Industrial transactions in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Area. In 1997, Thomas started Martin Development. At Martin Development Thomas owned, managed and developed over $100 Million dollars in Commercial Office, Retail and Industrial projects in Green Bay and Appleton Area. Some of his largest developments were Green Bay Converting, Jacobs Engineering, Rasmussen College, and many projects for Bellin, St. Vincent and Aurora Hospitals.
Thomas’s extensive Real Estate background has allowed him to find creative ways to redevelop properties into the next generation of use. He has done significant work with municipalities, and local governmental agency on behalf of Buyers and Sellers to bring added value to projects. In 2010, Thomas joined Newmark Grubb Pfefferle and worked as a Senior Commercial Agent and conducted leasing and sales of Office, Retail and Industrial buildings. Some of his largest deals were the sale of the Rassmussen College Building and West Office Building lease.
Thomas has been a Board Member of the Green Bay Children’s Museum for the last 12 years and was instrumental in fund raising and developing their previous location as well at the museum’s new location near Bay Beach. Thomas has been married to his wife Ann for 22 Years and has two children, Jackson a junior at Loyola University Chicago, and Ellese a senior at Notre Dame Academy. Thomas enjoys golf, skiing, hunting and spending time in Egg Harbor with his family.
Commercial & Investment Real Estate
Commercial real estate is any non-residential property used solely for business purposes. This includes retail properties, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, apartment complexes, and vacant land that has the potential for development.
Commercial Real Estate primarily refers to buildings or land intended to generate profit, industrial real estate and retail real estate are merely subcategories of commercial real estate.
Industrial Real Estate
The Industrial Real Estate group at Creative Business Services, combines deep industry knowledge and extensive relationships with the best advisory services.
An industrial property is a property used for actual manufacturing and can be considered as a factory or a plant. This is usually zoned for a light, medium or heavy industry. These include warehouses, garages and distribution centers.
Retail is a for-profit industry in the service sector that employs multiple distribution channels to sell consumer goods to the public in relatively small quantities.
Retail businesses include brick-and-mortar shops, stores, mail order businesses and Internet companies who sell directly to the end customer.