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Professional Summary

Tom is a Partner at Colliers | Wisconsin and he is the leader and founder of the firm’s Wisconsin Investment Services Team.  Tom has over twenty years of commercial real estate experience, including nineteen with his current firm.  His work focuses on advising institutional and private investors on strategies to maximize their real estate value. He has won numerous industry awards for brokering the disposition and acquisition of some of the highest profile transactions completed in Wisconsin. In both 2016 and 2019 Tom earned Colliers  pretigous Everest Club award, which annually recognizes the top 10% of producers across the Americas.   He has been the top producer in the Wisconsin office from 2015-2020.

In addition to being a company leader, Tom is also a leader in the southeastern Wisconsin business community.  For seven years he served on the board of directors for the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), and in 2014 he was elected Chairman of the organization.  He served for many years on the board of directors for the CCIM Wisconsin Chapter and he's involved with two nonprofit NGOs that focus on development in the Third World.  Tom volunteers as a mentor for both the NAIOP Wisconsin Chapter and the Colliers Wisconsin 360 internship program.   Tom’s areas of expertise include investment sales, negotiations, contract review,  buyer and seller representation, ARGUS  valuation analysis, feasibility analysis, and development analysis.


·   2016 & 2019 Colliers Everest Club - Top 10% of producers in the Americas

·   2015 to 2019 Colliers Wisconsin's top producer in terms of cumulative production revenue

·   2014 “40 Under 40” Award Winner  Milwaukee Business Journal

·   2014 Served as Chairman of the Board for the Commercial Association of Realtors - Wisconsin

·   2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, & 2018  Awarded Investment Sale of the Year for the State of Wisconsin  by CARW

·   2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019  Awarded Investment Sale of the Year for Colliers' Wisconsin office

·   2010 Pinned with CCIM designation

·   2006 Promoted to Partner in Wisconsin office (Youngest in firm's history to be promoted to Partner)



Bachelor of Business Administration degrees with honors in both real estate and business management from the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin School of Business.  

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. 

Memberships & Involvements

University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, CCIM Wisconsin Chapter, Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin - 2014 Chairman of the Board of Directors, NAIOP



Investment Properties

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Property Type

Healthcare, Industrial, Office

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Featured Research

Jul 22, 2021

2021 Mid Year Wisconsin Investment Market Report

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Aug 18, 2020

2020 Mid Year Investment Report

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Feb 15, 2020

2019 Year End Forecast Investment Market Report

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Featured News

May 4, 2021

Colliers | Wisconsin names new leadership team

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Jan 3, 2018

Sale transaction completed of the 3rd largest multi-tenant office building in state of Wisconsin.

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