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Mr. Thomas is a Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Public Institutions group, where he delivers comprehensive real estate advisory services to public sector clients.  He manages deal-side transactions for the U.S. Air Force’s housing privatization and Enhanced Use Leasing (EUL) programs.  He joined the firm in June 2004.
 
Experience
 
Mr. Thomas currently provides program management for Jones Lang LaSalle’s Air Force housing privatization and Enhanced Use Lease projects involving various real estate uses, including lodging, solar energy, office and mixed-use. 
Previously, Mr. Thomas served as project manager for several Air Force housing privatization projects, assisting with feasibility studies, concept development, solicitation preparation, marketing, communication with the private sector, proposal evaluation and transaction closing.  Mr. Thomas effectively managed every aspect from concept development to successful transaction closing.  He helped close the United States Air Force Academy, Air Mobility Command (AMC) East which included Andrews and MacDill AFBs, and AMC West which included Fairchild, Tinker and Travis AFBs.  He also assisted with much of the financial analysis for other closed projects: Tri-Group, Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Group II and Barksdale, Langley and Bolling (BLB).  Overall his project experience spans 18 installations and over $2B in total development costs.  In addition, Mr. Thomas leads the firm’s efforts in conducting programmatic financial analysis for the Air Force’s housing program.  In this capacity he has analyzed project capital structures, credit market conditions, project cash flows and development plans and implementation of LEED® and ENERGY STAR design standards.

Positions
 
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Thomas completed a 20-year career in the U.S. Army where he served in a variety of positions that included operational, leadership, training and planning roles.  Operational roles included serving in field artillery units and as deputy director for the training system at the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Germany.  Staff roles included managing a $45 million annual budget for a 7,000-soldier organization.  He also was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the United States Military Academy, where his responsibilities included directing and teaching courses in the undergraduate economics and finance programs.
 
Education and Affiliations
 
Mr. Thomas holds an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point.