“Tom Collins is the quintessential real estate manager, coach and team builder. His ability to listen, assess and then propose solutions to brokers ranging from new hires to 20+ year veterans is what separates him from the crowd.”
“I was so excited when Tom Collins shared the news with me that he was going to be a business coach. Having known Tom for almost 2 decades, he has always been my go to person for counsel and advice. As a business coach myself, to have a trusted adviser you can count on to help guide you, be a sounding board that doesn’t judge you and only wants you to be the best you can be – and will push you to get there, Tom is a natural. He will be a gift to anyone who seeks out his help.”
“I have been fortunate to have known Tom Collins for over twenty years. Unfortunately, I have not had the pleasure or the opportunity to work with him directly except on the board of directors of the Commercial Brokers Association and of course being friendly competitors.
I say unfortunately because from my 10,000-foot view, I have always admired Tom’s leadership and management skills especially his mentoring of the Cushman brokers, both the young and the old. I’ve always been impressed by his deep knowledge of all aspects of commercial real estate, his innate fairness and good sense, as well as the ethical manner in which he approaches the business while always encouraging others to follow his lead.
Commercial Real Estate Brokers by their very nature are a unique and demanding “species” who are a formidable challenge to manage and lead. Tom has succeeded beyond compare and has done it with grace and aplomb. Tom is a class act and I hope to have a chance to work more closely with him in my next life.”
“I’ve had the great fortune of working with and/or for Tom Collins at Cushman & Wakefield for 20+ years. Not only do I attribute his leadership coaching to my own professional development, but I consider him an excellent mentor and “life-coach” as well. His impact on my career in the commercial real estate industry has been key to my success.”
“Tom Collins is the Bill Belichick of real estate managers: it’s not that his players are always better than the other guys; it’s that he is always better prepared, more insightful, and more capable of motivating his team to excel. Always.”
“Tom Collins isn’t just a visionary real estate manager, a new business machine or a trusted advisor: he is all of those things, but what’s made him a legend has been his ability to be the coach the players want to play for as well as the friend every friend needs. You always know he has your back…”
“Having known and worked with Tom for almost 20 years I can think of no other leader in our industry that possesses such a complete understanding of all aspects of commercial real estate Leasing and Investment Sales, Investment and Financing and Organizational Team Management. He is a smart, thoughtful and strategic leader, a true team builder.”
“Tom Collins is the best coach/mentor any young, aspiring broker could hope for. We work in an industry where there is a right way and a wrong way of doing things. Tom always steers you in the right direction. He always has your back and always pushes you to become the best broker and more importantly, the best person you can be.”