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Professional Summary

Tom Nicholas began his commercial real estate career with Colliers International in 1984. He specializes in corporate office and R&D leasing and sales, focusing on the Central San Diego office/R&D market and national corporate user assignments.

His time is equally divided between local, regional and national clients. Tom’s expertise includes: relocation strategies, lease renewal strategies, client right sizing, lease portfolio management, and multi city assignments.

Tom has provided local, regional and national corporate users with leasing and acquisition solutions, by using a basic understanding of business drivers that affect real estate decision-making (technology, human capital, modes of expansion and consolidation, corporate policy structure, and product/service life-cycles). He currently represents the largest privately held payroll firm in the United States.


Tom is a top producer at Colliers, achieving multiple Company / Career Best awards for outstanding performance.

Career successes include leading the effort to lease a 1,500,000-square-foot office portfolio for Arden Realty as well as representing the Trepte Trust in the leasing and disposition of the 150,000-square-foot, 5-building Aero Office Park in Kearny Mesa. Tom has successfully represented local and national users such as Relational Investors, LLC, Compupay, Intel, AIG and Liberty Mutual.


Arizona State University, Class of 1984


Compupay Zynga Game Network Intel Corporation Honeywell International


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Education Advisory, Life Sciences Group

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