About Thomas D. Kramer, President
Thomas Kramer is a 29 year veteran of the Commercial Real Estate industry throughout the US. In 2013 Mr. Kramer founded TDK Commercial Advisors. A boutique commercial real estate firm that specializes in representing select tenants and landlords throughout the US in developing long term strategic real estate solutions. On behalf of tenants he works with these clients to ensure that their branding is instilled in the workspace or property, and that creative and energetic environments are created to help retain and recruit talent. His unique ability to analyze a marketplace and match those findings with a clients needs has been of tremendous value to his client base. On behalf of landlords, Mr. Kramer develops customized multimedia marketing campaigns which help to stabilize the asset, and increase investor returns.
Before founding TDKCA, Mr. Kramer was with Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc which he joined in 2008 as a Senior Vice President, he was eventually promoted to Executive Vice President in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Kramer’s responsibilities were in the sales/leasing of large commercial transactions on behalf of internationally known tenants and landlords. He led strategic initiatives and developed detailed financial modeling in all aspects of representing both tenants and landlords. During his tenure he exceeded target revenue by more than 100% on several occasions, and garnished many national and local awards. Mr. Kramer was consistently ranked as one of the top leasing brokers during his tenure at the firm.
Mr. Kramer began his commercial real estate career in 1990 with Helmsley-Greenfield. In 1993, he joined a regional firm that grew from 7 people to over 50 and he was acknowledged as the firms top producing broker 5 times. While at the firm he was designated by the Philadelphia Business Journal as “40 under 40” (40 people from the region who were future business leaders). He then left to take on the challenge of starting a well-established boutique firm’s Center City, Philadelphia office. While Principal in charge of the Philadelphia office, he grew the office from its inception to over 2,000,000 sf in project leasing and over $40M in sales/leasing value. In total, he has completed over $2B in transaction value and represented over 15 million square feet of regional properties. In 2013 alone he participated in over 200 transactions.
Mr. Kramer is the founder of Racing To Register (www.racingtoregister.org) a National not for profit organization that registers people as potential bone marrow donors. So far RTR has registered over 5,500 people and had 84 matches which resulted in 14 transplants. Mr. Kramer is also the founder of City Swab (www.cityswab.org) the only annual one day national bone marrow donor drive in existence. He is also a mentor with the Philadelphia Futures program. Mr. Kramer is an avid endurance athlete having completed more than 100 events around the globe including the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. and lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife Pamela, a former senior corporate executive and now entrepreneur and investor, and their Golden Retriever Madison.