Director of Business Development | Senior Property Manager
Mr. Thomas is the Director of Business Development / Senior Property Manager and works alongside our Director of Property Management to oversee the firm’s operating division which services in excess of 1.0 million square feet of commercial real estate. Ron has 25 years of experience in property management for numerous types of real estate, including shopping centers, office buildings, industrial flex, airport real estate and mixed-use assets.
Prior to joining Renaud Consulting, Mr. Thomas was the General Manager at Dulles International Airport in which he oversaw the real estate for the entire 240 gates that IAD serves. His work also included extensive leasing, construction and contractor supervision, budgeting, tenant engagement programs and pushing tenants’ sales upwards to $134 million in 2019.
Preceding his tenure at MarketPlace Development, Mr. Thomas was the President of the Rockville Town Square Condominium Board in 2017 as well as General Manager for Rockville Town Square on behalf of Federal Realty Investment Trust. Mr. Thomas also worked for The Lenkin Company Management Inc, First Potomac Realty Trust in which he managed over 3.5 million square feet. Ron also has wide-ranging experience in both large companies and small companies focused on purchase and sale transactions, review of construction documents, value-added leasing and closing debt transactions.
Mr. Thomas started his career with Insignia ESG, where he gained extensive knowledge in property management. He holds a BA in Business and Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park MD. Ron is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) as well as Apartment Owners and Builders Association (AOBA). He is a native Washingtonian and now lives in Maryland.