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Thomas W. Turner
SIOR

Senior Managing Director

Newmark Knight Frank

2907 Providence Road, Suite 302, Charlotte, NC 28226

Market
Charlotte
Specialty
Industrial Specialist
Member Since
2006
Chapter
SIOR Carolinas Chapter
Areas of Practice
Investments, Tenant Representation, Distribution & Logistics, Sale/Leasing, Landlord, Corporate Services, Consulting
Accreditations
SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, SEDC – Southern Economic Development Council, VEDA - Virginia Economic Developers Association, SCEDA – South Carolina Economic Developers Association, NCEDA – North Carolina Economic Developers Association, CRCBR – Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors
Tommy began his career in real estate with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, as a representative of the Business/Industry Development Division, coordinating North Carolina’s marketing and industrial recruitment activities. His work there resulted in the creation of 2,000 new jobs. Additionally, he participated in negotiating the first project specific, state legislature funded incentive package for site preparation and utility extensions totaling $5 million for a large dishwasher manufacturing facility in eastern North Carolina.

Since joining Hart Corporation in 1988, Tommy has completed sale or lease transactions on over 90% of the exclusive agencies he’s handled. He has also conceived, designed and managed numerous community speculative shell building programs, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs in those communities.
Background Summary

Specialties: Industrial Real Estate Brokerage and Development, Site Selection and Incentives Negotiations, Brownfield Properties and Contingent Liability Risk Transfer Properties, Economic Development Consulting, Speculative Shell Building Conception and Marketing.

Extensive experience in industrial real estate brokerage and development of industrial buildings and industrial parks. 27 years as an industrial real estate broker, developer and site selection consultant.

Experience

• Hart Corporation – Senior Vice President and Partner, 1988 to Present

Industrial real estate brokerage and development as well as Site Selection Consultant, working in SC, NC, VA and WV with active licenses. Active as both a listing broker and tenant representative of industrial properties.

2000 to Present in the capacity of Its Senior Vice President and Partner

• North Carolina Department of Commerce – 1985 – 1988

Development Representative – Business/Industry – Development Division, responsible for recruitment of new industry into the State of North Carolina

• Blue Ridge Industrial Supply Company, 1982 – 1985

Assistant Branch Manager and Purchasing Agent for a multiple branch industrial supply distributorship

Volunteer Experience

Past member Board of Directors – North Carolina Economic Developers Association

Past member Carlisle School Alumni Board

Past Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House – Charlotte

Past Primary Caregiver- Novant Health Harris Hospice Unit

Past Vice Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Industrial and Pollution Control Authority

Past Volunteer Fundraiser for the Wake County United Way

Past Chair North Carolina Young Republicans for Caldwell County and Wake County

Past National Committeeman for the North Carolina Young Republicans

Organizations

SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

CRCBR – Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors

NCEDA – North Carolina Economic Developers Association

SCEDA – South Carolina Economic Developers Association

VEDA - Virginia Economic Developers Association

SEDC – Southern Economic Development Council

Guest Presenter and Expert

SCEDA – Advanced Symposium

North Carolina Department of Revenue Annual County Assessor’s Review

Expansion Management Magazine/Industry Week Roundtable Presenter

SIOR Carolinas Chapter Roundtable Presenter

Partial List of Clients

Dispositions – Springs Industries, Springs Global US, Inc., Ball Corporation, Technimark, LLC, Robert Bosch Corporation, Konica, Minolta, Matsushita Panasonic, JTEKT/American Koyo Corporation, Tenneco, Inc, Mikasa-American Commercial, Inc., Diebold, SKF Corporation, Outboard Marine Corporation, Corning Glassworks, Inc., Corning Cable, VF Corporation, The Shelton Companies, Actuant Corporation, Guilford Mills, Inc., International Jenson, Inc., Cintas Corporation, United Technologies, Hella Lighting, Berry Plastics Corporation, Volvo/Mack Truck

Acquisitions – Ardagh Group, Kawai, General Marble Corporation/RSI, DNP America (Dai Nippon Printing), Iljin USA Corporation, RollEase, Elkay Manufacturing, Pactiv, Packaging Corporation of America, The Timken Company, Warner Lambert, Milgard Manufacturing, Inc. BF Corporation, Consolidated Metco, Guardian Fiberglass, Exxon Chemical.

Food Processors – The Pork Company, Ruiz Food Products, Inc., Shamrock Foods Company, Carnation (Nestlē USA), General Foods Corporation.
  • SIOR Carolinas Chapter Roundtable Presenter
  • Expansion Management Magazine/Industry Week Roundtable Presenter
  • North Carolina Department of Revenue Annual County Assessor’s Review
  • SCEDA – Advanced Symposium
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A.
Grant Miller, SIOR
Colliers International
Charlotte, NC
Thomas Turner, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Charlotte, NC
Donald Moss, SIOR, CCIM
Colliers International
Charlotte, NC
Industrial Sale
$3,300,000
356,235 Sq. Ft. / 99 Acres
March 22, 2016 Grover, NC

Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR
SVN | Angelic
Austin, TX
John Barker, SIOR
Red Rock Developments
Charlotte, NC
James Belcher, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Wayne, PA
Bartell Hardison, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Atlanta, GA
Thomas Turner, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Charlotte, NC
Industrial Lease
$13,947,925
208,000 Sq. Ft. / 20 Acres
September 19, 2014 Thompson, GA

Gabriel represented Red Rock Developments

John represented Red Rock Developments

James represented Hollander Sleep Products

Bartell represented Hollander Sleep Products

Thomas represented Hollander Sleep Products

Brad Cherry, SIOR, CCIM
JLL
Charlotte, NC
Peter Pittroff, SIOR
JLL
Charlotte, NC
Thomas Turner, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Charlotte, NC
Industrial Lease
121,680 Sq. Ft.
August 25, 2014 Charlotte, NC

Brad represented EastGroup Properties

Peter represented EastGroup Properties

Thomas represented Rehrig

Brad Cherry, SIOR, CCIM
JLL
Charlotte, NC
Thomas Turner, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Charlotte, NC
Industrial Lease
24,000 Sq. Ft.
August 18, 2014 Charlotte, NC

Brad represented EastGroup Properties

Thomas represented Marbach America, Inc.

James Belcher, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Wayne, PA
Thomas Turner, SIOR
Newmark Knight Frank
Charlotte, NC
Charles Salley, SIOR
Colliers International
Columbia, SC
Industrial Sale
$2,000,000
172,863 Sq. Ft. / 31 Acres
June 10, 2014 Sumter, SC

James represented Kaydon Corporation / SKF

Thomas represented Kaydon Corporation / SKF

Charles represented Reger Holdings LLC

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