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Tom Bruister is a Senior Vice President & National Director with the Corporate Solutions group at JLL, currently dedicated to the Kaiser Permanente account team.

Prior to his current role, Tom spent several years working with Bank of America as the West Transaction Advisory Lead. In addition, he served as a member of the dedicated Dispositions Team tasked with reducing Bank of America’s portfolio of excess space.

 Between the program’s inception in July of 2008 and January of 2011, he procured more than $27 million in savings.   
Tom joined JLL in 2006 and has since completed over $250 million in transactions on behalf of his clients.

His experience spans all major property types and his expertise includes corporate real estate alignment, portfolio optimization, transaction management, and transaction process improvement.

Tom has over 8 years of combined professional real estate experience which spans corporate real estate, brokerage, global analytics and econometric forecasting. Since joining the Corporate Solutions Group, he has been responsible for completing over 190 transactions covering over 1.5 million square feet of space.

In 2012, Tom joined the Kaiser Permanente account team leading transactions in Northern California and the Northwest. 

Tom previously held the position of Vice President/Associate Director at JLL. His primary responsibilities included negotiating transactions, developing pro forma financials, and strategic portfolio planning for Sun Microsystems’ New England, Colorado, and Latin America leased portfolio.

He also provided quantitative analysis and financial modeling oversight support for Sun Microsystems global real estate portfolio totaling 13.21 million square feet in 30 countries.

Before joining JLL, Tom was employed at California Economic Forecast as a Senior Economist. He developed econometric models and analyzed market and demographic data used in a monthly publication distributed to real estate development companies and high net worth individuals evaluating select California real estate markets.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, and has earned the LEED Green Associate accreditation from the United States Green Building Council. Tom holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.