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Tom J. O'Brien, SIOR, CCIM

Senior Vice President

Tom J. O'Brien Senior Vice President
Tulsa 1437 S Boulder Avenue
Suite 1070
Tulsa, OK 74119

Professional Experience

Thomas J. O'Brien joined the company in 1981 after spending several years in management positions with oilfield equipment manufacturing firms. Tom specializes in industrial real estate, concentrating on the acquisition/disposition of manufacturing plants, warehouse-distribution centers and investment properties for institutional owners. This activity involves consulting in addition to the development and execution of individualized marketing programs and development services for new construction projects. He provides his clients with the benefit of analyzing their alternatives as they relate to the area's real estate market while maintaining constant touch with national trends.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Past Member Board of Directors, Tulsa Chapter, National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
  • NAIOP  Tulsa Chapter  Industrial Deal of the Year Award Winner 22 times
  • Member Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • CBRE Special Property Group
  • Founding Board President Big Brothers Big Sisters – Oklahoma State Consolidated Agency
  • Board Member, Resource Development Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters Oklahoma
  • National Leadership Council Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Tulsa Senior Services / Life Senior Services
  • President, Board of Directors Vintage Housing  - Non Profit Senior Housing Developer affiliated with Life Senior Services
  • Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Life Member, Trout Unlimited



  • Industrial Sale of the Year award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
  • Industrial Lease of the Year award from NAIOP


  • Arizona State University
  • University of Tulsa

Partial Transaction List


  • Kansas City Life Insurance Company – 1,435,600 sq.ft. in 19 speculative industrial buildings and land development  
  • Wellman Products – 238,950 sq.ft. BTS and plant consolidation from three plants in Ohio into the Tulsa Port of Catoosa
  • Corporate Express – 244,200 sq.ft. BTS for three location consolidation of distribution operations into Kansas City
  • Thermal Windows – 180,000 sq.ft. BTS  for showroom, manufacturing, & distribution center consolidation
  • Laufen Ceramic Tile – 191,448 sq.ft. BTS for warehouse & distribution center
  • Air Systems, Inc. – 440,159 sq.ft. Sale-leaseback in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • United States Postal Service - 122,945 sf
  • Murphy Manufacturing - 166,440 sf
  • Braden Manufacturing - 168,000 sf
  • Ball Glass - 220,000 sf
  • Gunnebo Johnson - 155,834 sf



  • Baker Hughes
  • Kansas City Life Insurance
  • Laufen International
  • Bank of Oklahoma
  • S. L. Equity
  • Dover Resources
  • United Rentals
  • Navistar
  • TD Williamson
  • Harsco
  • Thermal
  • EPSI

Tom J. O'Brien Senior Vice President
Tulsa 1437 S Boulder Avenue
Suite 1070
Tulsa, OK 74119