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.
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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.
REITs are rocketing higher this year because investors are still searching for yield and REITs are less impacted by rising rates than bonds.