Thomas M. West

Professional Expertise

Thomas West, Senior Vice President of Office Services has been with Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate since 2004. Tom has been in the real estate industry for over thirty (30) years including eighteen (18) years with another national real estate firm. Outstanding pursuit of solutions
to client problems, a willingness to work tirelessly for clients, academic achievements, vast technical and business experience as well as strong analytical skills are evidenced in Tom’s accomplishments.

In 1995, Tom was elected President of the Northern Ohio Chapter of NAIOP and served in 1996 as Chair of the Commercial Council at CABOR. In 1997 and 1998, he was elected President of GCREO, the board charged with coordinating the activities of Cleveland’s real estate societies and boards. He was a member of CABOR’s Grievance Committee, served on the prestigious Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR) Grievance and Professional Standards Committee in 1998 through 2003, and chaired of the Professional Standards Committee in 1998. From 2003 through 2009 Tom was an active advisor to the Professional Standards Committee. In 1997 and 1998, he contributed significantly to the drafting and adoption of a new and more stringent Code of Ethics for SIORs worldwide.

Tom has been active in the movement toward green and sustainable buildings. He has been fullly engaged with the Green Building Coalition and served on the board of Northeast Ohio Chapter of USGBC. He was selected President of the Regional Leadership Team in 2016 and continues in that role.

Clients Served

  • Advanstar Communications
  • Chelm Properties
  • Cingular Wireless
  • Commute Air
  • Freightliner
  • Futari Media
  • IQS
  • Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson
  • Judson Retirement Community
  • Prestige Management
  • Rockside-77 Properties (Crown Centre)
  • Ross, Brittain & Schonberg, LPA
  • Sage Software
  • Strayer University
  • S. Rose
  • The Plain Dealer
  • The University of Phoenix

Major Transactions

  • Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, 31500 Solon Road, Solon, Ohio - 50, 461 SF
  • MCPc, 1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio - 97,684 SF
  • Advanstar, 7500 Old Oak Boulevard, Middleburg Heights, Ohio - 86,700 SF
  • Realty One, 6000 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Independence, Ohio - 122,326 SF
  • Freightliner, 4420 Sherwin Road, Willoughby, Ohio - 105,500 SF
  • Medical Mutual, 17800 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio - 125,000 SF
  • Pfizer, 22901 Mill Creek Boulevard., Highland Hills, Ohio - 64,410 SF

Professional Affiliations

  • Northeast Ohio Regional Leadership Team United States Green Building Council (USGBC) - President
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) - Board of Directors
  • Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • US Sailing

Professional Recognition

  • NAIOP Northeast Ohio Chapter - President - 1995
  • NAIOP “Member of the Year” - 2002
  • NAIOP “Lifetime Achievement Award” - 2003
  • NAIOP “Office Broker of the Year” - 1992 & 2004
  • NAIOP “Office Transaction of the Year” - 2007 & 2010


  • University of Notre Dame, B.S. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A.

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