Mark Thomas

Chief Property Management Officer

As Chief Property Management Officer at Copaken Brooks, Mark is responsible for the management of more than four million square feet of office, retail, industrial, and condominium assets in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. These responsibilities include: asset management; property management; capital planning and project oversight; resolution of legal issues; managing overall tenant relationships including deal work outs; preservation of the physical asset; tenant construction and improvement processes; retail specialty leasing; and property insurance coverage and renewals; property sponsorship functions; and procurement of third-party management contracts.
 
Mark began his career with Sprint/North Supply, working in the facilities management division. He later joined Griffin Services as a project manager where he was responsible for the engineering services and operations management of over one million square feet of General Services Administration (GSA) assets. Prior to joining Copaken Brooks, Mark was employed by Kessinger/Hunter and was, responsible for managing the BMA Tower and consulting on new business opportunities as the AVP/Director of Operations.
 
Mark is a national instructor for the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) and holds the distinction of being a repeat presenter at the annual BOMA conference in 2012 and 2013, where his topics have included Value Generation and Monetizing Assets. Mark is also a founding member and leader in the Kansas City REAP (Real Estate Associate Professional) Program, a national program that serves as a bridge between talented minority professionals and commercial real estate companies looking for talent, where he is a volunteer executive member and an instructor.
 
Professional Designations & Awards
  • Accredited Real Property Administrator (RPA), Business Owners and Managers Institute
Civic & Professional Engagement
  • Business Owners and Managers Institute International (BOMI), National Instructor
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Kansas City REAP (Real Estate Associate Professional) Program, Executive Member and Instructor
Education
  • Baker University, B.A. Business; Magna Cum Laude