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
State of New York v. Trump University: Trump Wins This Round
Donald Trump is being sued by the state of New York for fraud. Recently I wrote that 'I see no basis for the arguments that students were oversold or duped.' Trump is now one step closer to vindication.
J.C. Penney: A Band-Aid Won't Stop the Bleeding
Penney's Jan. 15 'strategic initiative' will close 33 under-performing stores as part of its continued turnaround efforts.
Stars Lining Up for W.P. Carey
Now that W.P. Carey has an investment grade rating, arguably the only thing missing, the stars seem to be lining up.
Two REITs With Generous Dividends
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The Donald's Trump Card: Himself
Donald Trump is a real estate figure, but perhaps his most potent asset is his public face and brand.
REITs on the Street: 5 Top REIT Resolutions for 2014
There is plenty of opportunity for tactical REIT buying in 2014, due to low REIT prices, strong dividend growth, and portfolio diversification potential.
Trump Tees Up the Blue Monster, Nobody Does It Better
Donald Trump's Blue Monster golf course re-invention success should please duffers, investors and Miami.
Visions of Ventas' Dividends Dancing in My Head
It's just two weeks from Christmas and Santa has already started delivering presents early to REIT-dom.
Digital Realty's Cyber Tuesday Sale
Cyber Monday has come and gone, but for data center REIT Investors, Cyber Tuesday is beginning to feel like bargains-a-plenty
Tanger Has Plenty of Black Friday Bargains for REIT Investors
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