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Thomas McDonald, MCR, is an Executive Vice President in the Los Angeles office.

Active in the commercial real estate industry since 1979, his core practice is the representation of corporate and professional firms in the acquisition and disposition of office facilities throughout the United States, with particular emphasis on the Southern California region.

Prior to joining JLL, Thomas was a Senior Director at the Los Angeles office of Cushman & Wakefield. His tenant advocacy practice is augmented by his past experience representing institutional owners.

In this capacity, he managed and implemented the marketing efforts for several of the Los Angeles Central Business District’s most prominent high-rise developments.


  • Fluor Corporation Multiple transactions totaling over 1 million s.f.

  • Aames Investment Corporation  - 96,000 s.f.

  • Winston & Strawn 49,000 s.f & 91,000 s.f.

  • Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal - 86,000 s.f.

  • McKenna Aldridge - 62,418 s.f.

  • Murchison & Cumming - 42,000 s.f.

  • HCC Surety - 39,000 s.f.

  • Kids Line - 27,515 s.f.

  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart - 27,515 s.f.

  • RT Specialty Group - 25,331 s.f.

  • Dewey & LeBoeuf - 25,000 s.f.

  • ACE Insurance - 22,228 s.f.

  • Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson - 18,000 s.f.

  • Demetriou, Del Guercio, Sprinter & Francis - 18,000 s.f.

  • Kutak Rock - 10,411 s.f.

  • Washington Mutual Multiple branch locations


  • Bachelor of Science - Marketing, Finance, Real Estate
    University of Southern California.

Thomas is a noted speaker and regularly conducts negotiation seminars tailored for corporate real estate managers and members of the legal profession.

He is designated by the California State Bar as a Certified Provider of MCLE credits and is a guest lecturer at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and for CLE International.