Deron Thomas, CCIM, SIOR

  • #1 Industrial Producer 2021 – Tampa bay (Regional Division)
  • #1 Industrial Producer 2020 – Tampa bay (Regional Division)
  • #1 Industrial Producer 2019 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #2 Industrial Producer 2018 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #2 Industrial Producer 2017 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #1 Industrial Producer 2016 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #1 Industrial Producer 2015 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #1 Industrial Producer 2014 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #2 Industrial Producer 2013 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #2 Industrial Producer 2012 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • Industrial Deal Of The Year 2012
  • #3 Industrial Producer 2011 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • In 2016 negotiated one of the largest industrial leases totaling 124,000 square feet to the Home Shopping Network
  • #2 Industrial Producer 2008 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #2 Industrial Producer 2007 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • In 2007 Deron transacted three of the largest industrial leases in all of the Bay area totaling 124,000, 70,322, and 37,700 square feet
  • #1 Industrial Producer 2006 – Tampa Bay (Regional Division)
  • #3 Industrial Producer 2004 – Tampa Bay
  • #5 Industrial Producer 2003 – Tampa Bay
  • #5 Industrial Producer 2002 – Tampa Bay
  • #3 Industrial Producer 2000 – Tampa Bay
  • #4 Industrial Producer 1999 – Tampa Bay
  • #4 Industrial Producer 1998 – Tampa Bay
  • 5th Largest Tampa Bay Leases of 2005 – Tampa Bay Business Journal Book Of Lists 25th Anniversary Edition ranked by square footage, 115,000 square feet to Performance Trailers Inc.
President, Owner/Broker

Deron Thomas, CCIM, SIOR

Deron Thomas, CCIM, SIOR, President and owner/broker of Industrial Realty Solutions, Inc. specializes in the sale and leasing of warehouse and manufacturing facilities, flex space, industrial land, tenant representation and industrial investment properties.

Deron was named the #1 industrial broker in 2021, 2020 and 2019, the #2 industrial broker in 2018 and 2017, and the #1 industrial broker in 2016, 2015 and 2014 by the Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association Of Realtors Regional Division, and arguably has been the top producing industrial broker specializing within Pinellas County Florida over the past 24 years. Deron has been named as one of the top five industrial brokers in the Tampa Bay region 21 times out of the past 24 years, or 88% of the time. The next closest regional division broker placed in the top five only 40% of the time.

Deron was employed at Cushman & Wakefield of Florida from 1994 – 1999 and he originally began his career with Cushman & Wakefield in their St. Louis, Missouri office in 1991. Prior to joining C&W, Deron was Vice President of Cozad Commercial Real Estate in St. Louis, Missouri. He also played four seasons of professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals organization, reaching the Class AA level.

Deron is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) which is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association.  SIOR has certified more than 3,400 of its members with the prestigious SIOR designation, a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production and ethics in the real estate industry.  Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized by corporate real estate executives, commercial real estate brokers, agents, lenders and other real estate professionals as the most capable and experienced brokerage practitioners in any market.

Deron has also earned the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CCIM curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of commercial investment practitioners. The CCIM curriculum comprises financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. Only 6% of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

Deron graduated from Missouri State University, Springfield, MO with a B.A. degree in Industrial Communications.

During his career, Deron has been involved in various transactions in the Tampa Bay area with firms such as:

  • Hit Promotional Products
  • Olde World Cabinetry
  • Baumer of America
  • SupplyOne
  • Lincare
  • Hogan Transportation
  • Sun Wholesale Supply/Pinch a Penny
  • Transitions Optical
  • Canteen
  • L3 Communications
  • American Tool & Mold
  • BIC
  • Honeywell
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Time Warner
  • City Electric Supply
  • Bob’s Carpet & Flooring
  • Leader’s Casual Furniture
  • Frontier Lighting
  • Admiral Metals
  • Sun State International
  • GutterMaxx
  • ABC Supply Co.
  • Ewing Irrigation Products
  • ProMedica
  • CubeSmart Self Storage
  • Coastal Roofing Supply
  • Johnson-Lancaster & Associates
  • Tropic Supply
  • Sibex Electronics
  • Layne Inliner
  • ANSI Nutrition
  • Everglades Equipment Group
  • Archer Western/The Walsh Group
  • Quikrete
  • Protech Nutra