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
Realty Income has issued 512 consecutive dividend increases since it was founded by attracting tenants like Taco Bell, FedEx and Procter & Gamble. TheStreet's Brad Thomas spoke with Realty Income's CEO Tom Lewis about the secrets behind owning commercial property across the United States.
Brad Thomas talks to Healthcare Trust of America's CEO Scott Peters about the company's "pure play" medical office building focus. The Scottsdale-based REIT has returned 14% over the last 90 days and the institutions are beginning to take notice.