Tom Bruss

Principal - Retail Brokerage


  • Retail Brokerage
  • Land Acquisition

Tom joined Commercial Property Associates, Inc. in 1994 and became a partner in 2004. In February, 2017, he was integral in the creation of Founders 3 Real Estate Services, which is currently the largest independently owned Commercial Real Estate Company in Wisconsin. He has extensive experience with prominent national retail tenants, and on the landlord side, represents many national and regional owners and developers by marketing their various properties regionally.

Career Highlights

  • Worked with retail tenants including Davita Dialysis, Paladina Health Care, Firehouse Subs, Naf Naf Grill, Empire Beauty, Freddy's Frozen Custard, Teriyaki Madness, Sola Salon, and Shoe Sensation
  • Active member of the Retail Brokers Network (RBN), a retail network made up of 57 independent real estate offices across the United States and Canada - former Immediate Past President on the Executive Committee 
  • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Appointed to the board of directors of the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) in 2019


  • Bachelor of Business Management from Wisconsin Lutheran College