ROCKVILLE, Md., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Vanguard Realty Group announced today that Jerry Thomas has been named the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Mr. Thomas will assume leadership and oversight responsibilities for all Company operations, and for continuing to build upon the more recent growth in the Company's portfolio of properties.
Mr. Thomas is a senior business executive with broad-based expertise in sales, operations, finance, and business development. He spent the first 10 years of his executive career as Vice President and Director of Operations & Sales at FedEx Kinko's, where he led and managed a team of Regional and District Managers in Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Training, Technology, Operations, Loss Prevention and Real Estate, overseeing 445 employees.
Following his time at FedEx Kinko's, Mr. Thomas held executive level positions at several other well respected commercial real estate-related firms which provided business consulting services; the most recent of these firms being Stellar Management in New York, NY. As Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Stellar, Mr. Thomas was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the firm's multifamily and commercial real estate portfolio across North America.
Vanguard Realty Group President and CEO Thomas (Tom) D. W. Fauquier says, "Jerry's extensive experience in commercial real estate operations, combined with his commitment to client service and employee development ideally positions him for this important role within our organization. We have every confidence that with Jerry's contribution to the leadership team, the company's goals will be accomplished in concert with those of our clients and employees."
Mr. Thomas adds, "I am excited and honored to take on this role at Vanguard Realty Group and look forward to partnering with Tom and the talented members of our leadership team to help accelerate the strategic actions and growth plans across the organization," says Thomas.
Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing Management from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
For nearly four decades the Principals of Vanguard Realty Group have been delivering full-complement commercial real estate services to the mid-Atlantic region, with a heavy concentration in the National Capital area. Vanguard's diverse portfolio of leased and managed commercial properties includes office, medical office, multifamily, industrial, retail and mixed-use projects.
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