Thomas is a native of Green Bay and has worked in the Commercial Real Estate Industry for 30 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 most recently worked for Caleb Hayes Enterprises as an Asset Manager/Acquisition Specialist assisting in managing and acquiring over $20 million in Commercial Real Estate.
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.