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Thomas is a tenant and corporate real estate advisor for the Gigac-Walker Raleigh Corporate Office Team. He specializes in growth stage companies as well as relocating corporate clients in their leasing and corporate real estate needs.

Thomas has participated in hundreds of transactions valued at over $75 Million in the Triangle market and leads the US portfolio for IAT Insurance (200,000 SF) as well local tenant advisory for Pentair (60,000 SF), HNTB (20,000 SF), Scientific Games (40,000 SF), Earthlink (30,000 SF), Skanska (20,000 SF), Insight Global, Lear Corp, AJ Gallagher and other financial and tech firms.

His deep connections in the Triangle and young professional communities as well as his involvement in both civic and private organizations has allowed Thomas to establish many knowledge driven relationships and gather the “inside scoop” concerning Triangle businesses.   Thomas also manages his own personal commercial real estate blog, Raleigh Capital Compass. Prior to joining Colliers International in 2014, Thomas worked at Synergy Commercial Advisors (now Cushman Wakefield), where he led the marketing, research and business development efforts for the firm.

Thomas is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he obtained degrees in both History and Spanish and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Fluent in Spanish, Thomas also spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Sevilla, Spain. He is a native of Raleigh where he currently resides.

Accomplishments

  • CoreNet, Carolinas Communications Committee
  • NAIOP - Developing Leaders
  • Innovate Raleigh, Programs Task Force Member
  • Leadership Cary, 2015 Graduate, Cary Chamber of Commerce
  • TCAR, Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors
  • TRAOBA, Triangle Area Office Building Association
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon Alumni
  • NC History Museum Associate
  • NC Museum of Art Associate
  • Contemporary Art Museum Young Professional

Expertise

Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Consultancy Services, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Office

Clients

  • IAT Insurance Group
  • Intel
  • Earthlink
  • Skanska
  • BDO
  • Scientific Games
  • Lear Corporation
  • HNTB
  • Insight Global
  • Convergint Technologies
  • AJ Gallagher
  • Phydeaux
  • North State Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Robert Half
  • Comstar Supply
  • Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
  • Fast Signs

Education

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

BA Spanish, BA History

Universidad de Sevilla - Spain
Spring 2013- Historia

Testimonials

"Thomas Kenna from Colliers International is an extremely knowledgeable and patient agent and helped us navigate the crazy Durham/Chapel Hill, NC real estate business market with our best interests in mind. He was like our personal advisor and went out of his way to research spaces that would fit our criteria and budget, prepared comparable market pricing analysis and gave us valuable advice to help us rent a premise in an extremely competitive market. Thomas was always extremely responsive, thorough, and prepared multiple offers for us in a short amount of time. It took us about 6 months to find a place for our Franchise, he was very patient and kept us positive during our search and showed us dozens of locations. He also coordinated conference calls for us with the franchise's Realtor, reviewed the findings and provided us good advice. He has an in depth understanding of the legal terms & conditions within each contract and educated us on the whole process from submitting an offer to landlords. I recommend Thomas Kenna from Colliers International to anyone who is looking for a full service, personal approach to the rent-a-business process without the high pressure of other companies. Thank you!" - Edd Mitter, Fast Signs

"This was the second time I worked with a commercial property broker looking for flex office space.  In comparison, Colliers made this experience very simple for me.  Thomas Kenna and Megan Richardson understood what our space and location requirements were and really acted on Convergint’s behalf on meeting those needs.  They presented many different viable property options and when it came time to pursue a lease agreement, they both moved fast and efficiently in closing the deal we finally made. Both Thomas and Megan I found to be knowledgeable about the industry and were very helpful with deciding what to pursue and what not to pursue.  Both are very friendly and professional.  It was a pleasure working with both of them.  The space we ended up with is qualitative and in a great location at a fair price. Colliers did a great job." - Peter Conlon, Convergint Technologies

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I’m writing on behalf of  a member of Colliers team, Thomas Kenna.  My company recently opened a new facility in Raleigh and Colliers was referred to us by a local agent in Pennsylvania. Being headquartered in Philadelphia, I made several trips to Raleigh in the first quarter of 2015.  Thomas made his schedule accommodate my time and unpredictability.  We had several unfortunate disappointments that Thomas handled with grace and ease. Fortunately for us, the Colliers team was able to navigate us through a competitive market and used their deep relationships to make our transition a success.  Thomas was able to put my business in a great leased space for the short term, while continuing to look for something more permanent.  You've got yourself a great asset in Thomas and I would recommend him to anyone looking for superior service and local knowledge of the Raleigh market." - Chad, President, Comstar Supply 

Affiliations & Memberships

NAIOP, CoreNet, TRAOBA, Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals

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Listings

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Description Price Total Space Property Type Offer Type
4700 Homewood Court

4700 Homewood Court

4700 Homewood Court Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

> Suite 340 (3,000 RSF) available in 30 days > Sublease through 1/30/2020 &g... Save

N/A 3,000 sq ft Office Sublease
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