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Michael Thomas

Vice President

License: Lic. 01354698

Michael Thomas Vice President
Lic. 01354698

Professional Experience

Michael Thomas is an 11-year veteran of the investment real estate brokerage industry. Prior to being recruited to CBRE, Michael led his seasoned multifamily brokerage team, Wheelhouse Brokerage, in the sale of over 150 apartment buildings in the San Francisco bay area. He created both the brand and infrastructure for the highly productive brokerage firm while serving as President since 2007.

In addition to personal sales production, Michael led an increase in his team's sales volume 35% year-over-year, while developing a proprietary brokerage software platform which has improved agent efficiency by over 60%. Prior to founding Wheelhouse, he was a Senior Advisor at Hendricks & Partners where he earned top agent honor for highest volume of transactions in Oakland. Michael began in the business with Arroyo & Company in 2002, where he was promoted to Senior status based on sales volume after only 10 months.​​​​​​​

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Frequent keynote speaker at real estate events such as the Bay Area Apartment Brokers Forum and the San Francisco Investment Forum
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Oakland Association of Realtors (2010-2012)
  • Currently on the Advisory Board for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advisory Council
  • Active member in Urban Land Institute, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR), National/CA/Northern California Commercial Association of Realtors, Commercial Real Estate Professionals Network and the SF Chamber of Commerce


  • Bucknell University; Bachelor of Science
  • Yunnan University (China); Pursued an advanced studies degree in Mandarin Chinese
Michael Thomas Vice President
Lic. 01354698