Find Your Perfect Space
A respected leader in commercial real estate, Thomas Monahan is currently a Vice Chairman at CBRE, where he was the top overall producer in New Jersey and among the top 1% of all CBRE brokers in the country for 2021.
Tom has built his practice — and his reputation — on the belief that the best way to service his clients is to eliminate unnecessary layers and deliver personalized, expert management of complex transactions. Along with two Executive Vice Presidents and a best-in-class finance and marketing team, Tom personally oversees all aspects of marketing, site selection, leasing, and sale of marquee properties throughout the New Jersey metro area.
Tom’s wealth of knowledge in managing the real estate lifecycle truly sets his team apart. From land sale and development, to lease and building sale, Tom guides landlords, tenants, and investors through the process, providing the astute market insight and decision-driving strategy his clients have come to rely on. His team publishes a quarterly market report that is a comprehensive overview of trends and market-driven data points that tell a story, which is used extensively by investment sale and underwriting teams across the industry.
The recipient of numerous awards for performance, the walls of Tom’s office are surprisingly free of personal memorabilia. Tom believes that in this business, one is only as good as their next transaction, and he chooses to let the numbers speak for themselves. Tom has been recognized year after year by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) — the industry’s leading consortium of industrial and office real estate professionals — as the region’s top industrial sale broker, with the largest industrial sale, the largest cooperative transaction in NJ, and the largest land deal.
What clients can expect from the Monahan team is a high-velocity approach and customized strategy evident from the initial point of contact. From the beginning stages of property branding, to deal closing, Tom services a bluechip client list that includes Prologis, Barnes & Noble, Hampshire Companies, PepsiCo, Seagis Property Group, Trac Intermodal, The Bristol Group, Leggett & Platt, W.W. Grainger, The Morris Companies, and J.B. Hunt, among many others.
Tom was one of a select group of real estate specialists worldwide who held the dual designation of CCIM and SIOR, and he was a 20-year member of the New Jersey chapter of SIOR. He has served as the organization’s past chapter admissions chair, treasurer, and vice president. Additionally, Tom was the founding secretary for the NJ chapter of CCIM.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Seton Hall University and completed his Commercial Investment Management (CCIM) certification from New York University.