Brad Thomas

Brad Thomas researches and writes on a variety of real estate based fixed- income alternatives including both publicly-traded and non-traded REITs. Given his knowledge in originating income producing assets, Mr. Thomas has a broad background in capital markets. Mr. Thomas also writes weekly articles for The Motley Fool, The Street and Seeking Alpha, where he maintains “real time” research on many of the equity REITs and REIT Mutual Funds. As a “life-long” student of Benjamin Graham (1894-1976), Mr. Thomas conducts all of his research, analytics and writing based upon Mr. Graham’s principles and investment strategies. Mr. Thomas focuses his research on value investing, and his primary objective is to determine 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) In addition to writing and lecturing, Mr. Thomas is a commercial real estate strategist, consultant and advisor. 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. Mr. Thomas was a partner in a regional development company and also a multi-unit franchisee for two international franchisors. Mr. Thomas has consulted for several equity REITs. He has been a licensed real estate agent in South Carolina for more than 24 years, and he has provided net lease strategies for a variety of lecture and industry relevant forums. He maintains a current industry database of more than 50 national retailers who are expanding facilities nationwide. Given his broad background in design, construction, development, finance and capital markets, Mr. Thomas has become an expert in creating sustainability in the net lease industry. Mr. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics from Presbyterian College, and he has been a member of ICSC for more than 24 years.

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The Intelligent REIT Investor

The iREIT Investor newsletter is a monthly publication of Brad Thomas and The Intelligent REIT Investor. It is usually published about the 10th of each month and is available for download around the 11th for all paid subscribers. The ‘Full’ Issue contains entire...
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Retail Opportunity Investment Corporation (ROIC)

Robert W. Baird just initiated coverage on this Real Estate Investment Trust, with an “outperform” rating. The company just raised its dividend, which currently yields 3.8%, paid quarterly. Retail Opportunity Investment Corporation (ROIC) from The Intelligent REIT Investor Retail Opportunity Investment Corporation (ROIC) owns and operates portfolio...
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