Specialties: Industrial, Office
Scope of Service Experience
Thomas T. Lynn, SIOR serves as Chairman of NAI Robert Lynn, as well as President of the Office Division. Through his 31 year career in commercial real estate, Tom has personally negotiated well over 800 transactions in more than 27 cities worldwide. Tom's transactions total more than 33 million square feet, while representing Fortune 200 companies as well as local and regional firms. Tom is known for his expert handling of some of the largest, most complicated real estate assignments, including the biggest industrial design-build in Central Texas in 2016 (Sherwin-Williams-Waco, TX), one of the largest office leases in DFW in 2015 (GEICO HQ-Richardson, TX), and the largest (source-the Wall Street Journal) industrial deal in the United States in 2009 (Sherwin-Williams, Effingham, Ill.).
Formerly President/CEO of NAI Robert Lynn, Tom serves as Chairman of the 55 year old company founded by his father, the late Robert Lynn. Today, the company closes more than 900 transactions a year. In addition to serving as Chairman, Tom is President of the Office Division, leading a team of professionals who handle approximately 300 transactions annually. Tom also supports NAI Robert Lynn team members company-wide, directs NAI Robert Lynn Principals meetings, and continually evaluates areas the company can better serve its clientele.
The scope of Tom’s office, industrial, land and retail transaction capabilities range from leasing, acquisition, disposition, build-to-suit, sale/leaseback, design build and subleasing. In addition, he has extensive relocation expertise, and has been successful at obtaining above market incentives for his clients. Tom is a recognized name in the DFW real estate market, who is consistently recognized by local and industry publications, has been sourced for comment by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and other publications and is regularly asked to participate on industry networking panels.
Background & Experience
As a Dallas resident for more than 50 years, Tom is a passionate philanthropist, who dedicates himself to the community. Currently he serves on the board of The Bridge North Texas, a homeless recovery center owned by the City of Dallas, is Founder of The Secret Angel, a local non-profit committed to assisting the less fortunate in South/West Dallas, and serves on the board of Luke’s FastBreaks, a 501c3 foundation related to pediatric cancer.
Tom's greatest honor is the marriage to his wife Dawn. Together they have three children, who all currently live in Dallas.
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches Texas
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA- The Program on Negotiation for Senior Level Executives
The Strategic Coach Program for Executives, Chicago, Illinois
Professional Associations & Designations
Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) – A professional designation held by fewer than 2 percent of all real estate professionals, recognized as thet youngest SIOR in the US in 1991
Awarded NAI Global Vision Award out of more than 8,000 professionals worldwide for leadership in 2007
Wall Street Journal, "Largest Industrial Transaction in the US" in 2009
Dallas Business Journal, "#6 Largest North Texas Office Lease" 2015
D CEO Magazine, Largest Office lease in Dallas finalist, 2015
Dallas-Ft. Worth Real Estate Review Magazine, "#1 Largest Office Lease" Fall 2015
NAI Global Convention – Deal of the Year in 2010
D CEO Magazine – consistently recognized as “Power Player”
CoStar Group – consistently recognized as “Power Broker”
Dallas Business Journal – Consistently recognized as “Heavy Hitter”
Dallas Business Journal – named to prestigious “40 Under 40” list in 1994
Appointed President of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtor (SIOR)
Recipient of NAI Global Chairman’s Award in 2007,2011
NAI Robert Lynn “Top Producer”
Recognized each year as NAI Global “Elite Top Producer” since 2008
Awarded the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Industrial Broker of the Year for 2007