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David Thomas '79

David Thomas is a Principal of LBA and has over 37 years of experience in investment sales, tenant negotiations, development and asset management. Since joining LBA in 1993, he has been responsible for a variety of roles and currently co-heads LBA’s acquisition efforts and he currently serves on LBA’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining LBA, Mr. Thomas was a Senior Associate with Colliers Iliff Thorn, where he was involved in the sale of office, industrial and retail properties. He also represented a number of national tenants in connection with major facility negotiations and relocations throughout Northern California and the San Diego area. Mr. Thomas holds a B.S. degree in Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and serves on several professional and charitable boards.

Brother Thomas was one of the original 4 partners of LBA Realty founded in 1991 and has grown his business to a portfolio of 60 million square feet of industrial buildings nationwide and 11 million square feet of office buildings on the West coast, Phoenix and Denver. Portfolio value of $10B AUM of $4.5m. 

 On charitable side, his family foundation supports their favorite Schools and Universities - Go Bears! And has had a charitable focus on Foster Kids all through their growing up experience.

 “ We start supporting babies recently entered into Foster Care, early years,  High School focus on challenging kids to see education as the path out, transitioning out of Foster Care (hopefully to continuing education), and lastly at Cal where we support the  Hope Scholars - a wonderful program that supports Foster youth who have made it to Cal, but lack all of the support that we received from our parents, and not surprisingly have a high rate of failure without the support of the Hope Scholars team”- David Thomas