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
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Record Liquidity for Non-Traded REITs
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REITs on The Street: Cheap for a Reason
Small-cap REITs have always been seen as riskier bets than large caps. But they should not be ignored,
Donald Trump: Gurus and Demons
Billionaire Donald Trump's latest skirmishes confirm that the raised nail always gets hammered.
REITs on the Street: Lower Prices Mean Buying Opportunities
Now may be a good time to buy some REITs with higher yields.
Intelligent REIT Investing
REITs on The Street interviews Dr. Brad Case, Senior VP with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
REIT Insight from Gramercy's CEO
Gordon Dugan, CEO of Gramercy Property Trust, explains how his company has outperformed the Triple Net sector.