Brad Thomas

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

REITs Should Be On Your List

REITs Should Be On Your List

REITs should be a core asset class and in this video, SNL's Keven Lindemann tells us why.

REITs on The Street: The Breakfast of Champions

REITs on The Street: The Breakfast of Champions

By investing in REITs, the power of compounding can reap significant rewards.

Two Triple Net REITs That Score From Half Court

Two Triple Net REITs That Score From Half Court

COLE and GPT have large hedge fund ownership but they also have management incentives to create shareholder value.

Wednesday's IPO: Empire State Realty Trust

Wednesday's IPO: Empire State Realty Trust

After a decade of battle, the iconic Empire State building in now part of a REIT.

Blue Chip REITs on Blue Chip Streets

Blue Chip REITs on Blue Chip Streets

Check out the top office rents for San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York's Fifth Avenue and DC's Pennsylvania Avenue.

A New Era in Reg D Solicitation

A New Era in Reg D Solicitation

Broadstone Real Estate's CEO and Co-Founder, Amy Tait, discusses the new JOBS Act mandate and how it impacts her business.

REITs on The Street: Going Public While Staying Private

REITs on The Street: Going Public While Staying Private

Thanks to the JOBS Act, Broadstone Real Estate has been able to expand its shareholders while staying private.

[video] REITs on the Street: Dividend Dynamo Alert

[video] REITs on the Street: Dividend Dynamo Alert

American Realty Capital Properties currently pays one of the highest dividend yields, 7.45%, with the pending increase in the works.

ARCP Is Firing Up the Nets

ARCP Is Firing Up the Nets

American Realty Capital Properties has grown at an incredible pace and the company's outsized 7.1% dividend yield is very attractive.

That REIT Way to Invest

That REIT Way to Invest

Managing risk is essential to intelligent investing. Chip McKinley with Cohen Steers tells us how to sleep well at night.