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Thomas D. Simon

First Vice President

Thomas D. Simon First Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professional Experience

Tom Simon is a First Vice President with CBRE Minneapolis/St. Paul specializing in the sale and leasing of industrial properties.  Mr. Simon is the Minneapolis office's representative of the Special Property Group, CBRE's program handling non-urban properties.  He is currently licensed in five states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Since joining CBRE in 1985, Mr. Simon has completed over 500 transactions comprised of over 20,000,000 square feet and over $500 million in consideration.


  • Top producer for sales associates:  1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2002

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Member of Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR)
  • CBRE  Special Property Group Advisory Board
  • CBRE  Food Specialty Group Advisory Board
  • Licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)


  • University of Minnesota, pursued his Degree in Business Administration -  1971, 1974.

Significant Assignments


3M - Disposition of High-Tech Manufacturing Plant 260,000 SF​
Chart Industries - Building search for lease - site acquisition​ 300,000 SF​
Ecolab - Build-to-suit​ 130,000 SF​
Ford Motor Company - Site search and build-to-suit​ 220,000 SF​
Helgeson Family Limited Partnership - Disposition of Investment Properties​ 2,000,000 SF​
Holiday Companies - Disposition of Distribution Center​ 300,000 SF​
Hutchinson Technology - Disposition of High Tech Manufacturing Plan ​300,000 SF
Industrial Realty Group - Investment acquisition and leasing ​440,000 SF
Log House Foods - Acquisition and disposition​ ​300,000 SF
Ruan Logistics - Building Search for lease ​175,000 SF
SuperValu - Disposition of Distribution Center ​866,000 SF
Tyson Realty Group - Disposition of Distribution Centers ​800,000 SF
Universal Cooperatives - Sale / Leaseback ​460,000 SF


  • Best Buy
  • Bobcat
  • Chart Industries
  • Donaldson Companies
  • Ecolab, Inc.
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hormel Foods
  • Holiday Companies
  • Hutchinson Technology
  • Industrial Realty Group
  • Log House Foods
  • Opus Corporation
  • Reinhart Food Service
  • Ryan Construction
  • Sara Lee
  • Schwan's Foods
  • SuperValue
  • Sysco
  • 3M Corporation
  • UPS Corporation
  • Werner Ladder
Thomas D. Simon First Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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