Thomas B. Birch, CCIM


Thomas Birch has been active in the commercial real estate business in Southwest Florida for over 42 years as a broker, investor, and investment advisor. This has included a concentration in sales, leasing, development, and asset management services. Areas of specialization are office, retail and industrial buildings including property that is approaching development stage. Mr. Birch was born in Fort Myers, FL and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida (1978) with a major in real estate and minor in accounting. Mr. Birch 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. The CCIM designation is considered the commercial real estate global standard for professional achievement. Mr. Birch started Birch Properties Florida in 1987. 


Professional & Civic Affiliations

 Past Treasurer and current member of the Downtown Fort Myers Rotary Club (1984)-Badge Number 15

 Past Secretary & Treasurer and member of the Lee County Housing Finance Authority (1985 – 2018)

 Past Chairman & member of the City of Fort Myers Planning Board (16 years)

 Past Member of the Board of Adjustments for the City of Fort Myers

 Past Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board (21 years)

 Past 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