Thomas Birch, CCIM | President

 

Thomas Birch has been active in the commercial real estate business in Southwest Florida for over 36 years as a broker, investor, and investment advisor. Assignments have included sales, leasing and asset management services. Mr. Birch specializes in office, retail and industrial buildings (including land that is near development ready).
Thomas was born in Fort Myers, FL and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1978. He obtained a real estate license at 18 years of age and worked part time in real estate and construction during the summers.  After graduating from the University of Florida, Mr. Birch began his career with Kinsey Associates Commercial Realtors, while working towards his CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member), which he obtained in 1985. Thomas started Birch Properties in 1987. The CCIM designation is considered the commercial real estate global standard for professional achievement.
Past & present professional and civic affiliations include:
  • Treasurer and current member of the Downtown Fort Myers Rotary Club (1984)
  • Secretary – Treasurer and current member of the Lee County Housing Finance Authority (1985)
  • Chairman & member of the City of Fort Myers Planning Board (16 years)
  • Member of the Board of Adjustments for the City of Fort Myers
  • Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board (21 years)
  • Chairman of the Conference & Convention Council – Fort Myers Harborside Convention Center (1991)
  • Founding board member & current member of The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce (1990)
  • Member of the Leadership Lee County class of 1990
  • Member of the Real Estate Investment Society
  • Member of the Southwest Florida CCIM Chapter
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Realtors National Marketing Institute