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 raised his experience and expertise to a new level, as one of the original “founders” of Founders 3 Commercial Real Estate Services. 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 Chase Bank, Davita Dialysis, Paladina Health Care, Arby’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Firehouse Subs, Naf Naf Grill, Empire Beauty, Rue 21, Light RX, Sonic, Shoe Sensation, Freddy's Frozen Custard, and more
  • President of the Retail Brokers Network (RBN), a retail network made up of 57 independent real estate offices across the United States and Canada
  • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


  • Bachelor of Business Management from Wisconsin Lutheran College