Brad Thomas has over 24 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, development and fixed income investments. He has provided nationwide real estate brokerage, construction, development and capital market solutions for build-to-suit, reverse build-to-suit, redevelopment, and sale/leaseback clients. He has worked directly with many nationwide retail and restaurant clients including many Fortune 500 companies in most retail categories such as automotive parts and service, office supply, drug store, dollar store, grocery store, and discount store.
Thomas researches and writes on a variety of real estate based fixed- income alternatives including both publicly-traded and non-traded REITs. Given his background in originating income producing assets, Thomas has extensive knowledge of capitalization and sustainable net lease investing. He is a disciple of Benjamin Graham and focuses his research on value investing with the primary goal of determining whether ¿an investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis promises safety of principal and adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative.¿ (Security Analysis - Ben Graham)
Thomas is an Advisor and Managing Director of Net Lease Investments with commercial brokerage firm Bull Realty, Inc. He was most recently Director of Strategic Markets for Embree Group and he was a Senior Vice President for Thompson National Properties, Phillips Edison, and Wilton Partners. Thomas was a partner in a regional development company and also a multi-unit franchisee for 2 International franchisors and has also consulted for several non-traded REITs. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Economics from Presbyterian College and he has been a member of ICSC for over 23 years.
Recent Articles By The Author
ARCP Inks $1.5B Deal to Buy Red Lobster Chain Leases From Darden
ARCP is buying the real estate owned by Red Lobster, a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants. The $1.5 billion sale-leaseback transaction is being consummated with Golden Gate Capital.
DDR's CEO on the Reincarnation of His Brand and Lack of Competition in His Space
DDR Corporation has transformed its balance sheet by improving asset quality via noncore asset sales and by selecting strong credit tenants -- all improving the company's financial flexibility.
Kimco CEO: Our Company Gets Stronger When We Simplify Our Focus
Kimco Realty's CEO discusses his company at ReCon 2014 in Las Vegas.
The 'Louis Vuitton' REITs of the Investment World
Luxury brands sell, whether they be in fashion or in real estate investment trusts.
A New Health Care REIT Hit the Market Monday
Nick Schorsch, executive chairman of American Realty Capital, has created the ultimate non-traded REIT mouse trap for creating full market liquidity.
Vornado Needs a Spinoff Strategy That Makes Sense (and Money)
The venerable real estate investment trust has made some bad bets in the past. Getting out of suburban shopping centers might be a good plan, if it comes to pass.
Real Estate Lessons from Warren Buffett's Annual Letter
Buffett says stocks and real estate should be treated as a long-term asset class where, even though prices go up and down, the most important thing is to buy when Mr. Market is less interested.
Triple Net REIT Scores Again
This monthly dividend company is an enduring brand of repeatability - a 20-year track record of consistently paying and increasing dividends.
Ratchet Up Your REIT Exposure With Realty Income, Chambers Street
REITs are rocketing higher this year because investors are still searching for yield and REITs are less impacted by rising rates than bonds.
Digital Realty Boosts Dividend 6.4%
This leading data center landlord is increasing its common stock dividend by 5 cents to 83 cents per share.