Thomas Kenna

Thomas Kenna

B.A.

Senior Vice President

License # 277508

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About

Professional Summary

Thomas is a tenant and corporate real estate advisor for the Raleigh-Durham Tenant & Occupier Advisory Team. He specializes in growth stage companies as well as global corporate clients in their leasing and real estate portfolio needs.

Thomas has participated in hundreds of transactions totaling 1.9 Million square feet and valued at over $250 Million in the Triangle market and across NA/EMEA/APAC.  Thomas leads the US portfolio for IAT Insurance (320,000 SF) as well local tenant advisory for Pentair (60,000 SF), HD Supply (50,000 SF) Roivant Sciences (21,000 SF), HNTB (20,000 SF), Scientific Games (40,000 SF), Earthlink (30,000 SF), Skanska (20,000 SF), Insight Global, Lear Corp, AJ Gallagher and other financial and tech firms.

As a native of Raleigh, his deep connections in the Triangle and professional communities as well as his board involvement in both civic and private organizations has allowed Thomas to establish many knowledge driven relationships and gather the “inside scoop” concerning Triangle businesses.   Thomas also manages his own personal commercial real estate blog, Raleigh Capital Compass and is a Wake County Economic Development Digital Ambassador.

Thomas is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he obtained degrees in both History and Spanish and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Fluent in Spanish, Thomas also spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Sevilla, Spain. He currently resides in his hometown of Raleigh.

Accomplishments

  • CoreNet - Carolinas, Communications Committee Member
  • NAIOP - Board Member, Developing Leaders
  • Wake County Economic Development – Digital Ambassador
  • Innovate Raleigh - Task Force Member
  • Raleigh Chamber - Task Force Member, Young Professionals
  • Longleaf Collective - Grants Board Member
  • Leadership Cary, 2015 Graduate, Cary Chamber of Commerce
  • TRAOBA, Triangle Area Office Building Association
  • NC History Museum -  Chair, Young Associates
  • NC Museum of Art Associate
  • Contemporary Art Museum Young Professional
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon Alumni

Education

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

BA Spanish, BA History

Universidad de Sevilla - Spain
Spring 2013- Historia

Memberships & Involvements

NAIOP, CoreNet, TRAOBA, Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals, Wake County Economic Development

Clients

  • IAT Insurance Group
  • Intel
  • Nokia
  • HD Supply
  • Roivant Sciences
  • First National Bank
  • Earthlink
  • Skanska
  • BDO
  • Scientific Games
  • Sharkdreams
  • Lear Corporation
  • HNTB
  • Insight Global
  • Convergint Technologies
  • AJ Gallagher
  • North State Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Robert Half
  • Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

Testimonials

"Thomas Kenna from Colliers International is an extremely knowledgeable and patient agent and helped us navigate the crazy Durham/Chapel Hill, NC real estate business market with our best interests in mind. He was like our personal advisor and went out of his way to research spaces that would fit our criteria and budget, prepared comparable market pricing analysis and gave us valuable advice to help us rent a premise in an extremely competitive market. Thomas was always extremely responsive, thorough, and prepared multiple offers for us in a short amount of time. It took us about 6 months to find a place, he was very patient and kept us positive during our search and showed us dozens of locations. He also coordinated conference calls for us with the corporate office, reviewed the findings and provided us good advice. He has an in depth understanding of the legal terms & conditions within each contract and educated us on the whole process from submitting an offer to landlords. I recommend Thomas Kenna from Colliers International to anyone who is looking for a full service, personal approach to the real estate process without the high pressure of other companies. Thank you!" - Edd Mitter, Fast Signs

"This was the second time I worked with a commercial property broker looking for flex office space.  In comparison, Colliers made this experience very simple for me.  Thomas Kenna and Megan Richardson understood what our space and location requirements were and really acted on Convergint’s behalf on meeting those needs.  They presented many different viable property options and when it came time to pursue a lease agreement, they both moved fast and efficiently in closing the deal we finally made. Both Thomas and Megan I found to be knowledgeable about the industry and were very helpful with deciding what to pursue and what not to pursue.  Both are very friendly and professional.  It was a pleasure working with both of them.  The space we ended up with is qualitative and in a great location at a fair price. Colliers did a great job." - Peter Conlon, Convergint Technologies

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I’m writing on behalf of  a member of Colliers team, Thomas Kenna.  My company recently opened a new facility in Raleigh and Colliers was referred to us by a local agent in Pennsylvania. Being headquartered in Philadelphia, I made several trips to Raleigh in the first quarter of 2015.  Thomas made his schedule accommodate my time and unpredictability.  We had several unfortunate disappointments that Thomas handled with grace and ease. Fortunately for us, the Colliers team was able to navigate us through a competitive market and used their deep relationships to make our transition a success.  Thomas was able to put my business in a great leased space for the short term, while continuing to look for something more permanent.  You've got yourself a great asset in Thomas and I would recommend him to anyone looking for superior service and local knowledge of the Raleigh market." - Chad, President, Comstar Supply 

Services

Skills
Consultancy Services, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Portfolios, Transactions Services
Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Corporate Solutions, Occupier Services
Property Types
Office, Industrial
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