Tom Schaalís career spans
over 30 years of diversified experience in the commercial real
estate profession in multiple product types and in different
service roles, including brokerage, lending, construction and
property development. Schaal has successful held leadership
positions in top tier companies and earned an excellent and
respected reputation within the industry.
For many years (April 2004 to May 2009), Schaal was a Vice
President with Opus West Corporation in Sacramento and
responsible for all aspects of development and bottom line
profit. He and the Opus team successfully entitled, built,
leased and sold six Class-A, midrise-office projects totaling
over 660,000 square feet in Roseville, Rocklin and Sacramento.
His group also entitled, built, leased and sold over 700,000
square feet of retail resulting in over $90 million of net
profit for the company.
More recently, Schaal was Vice President/Sales & Marketing with
Thermal Roof Systems Inc., a company that specializes in spray
polyurethane commercial roofing and insulation. At Thermal Roof,
he expanded and elevated the company platform by re-building the
firmís website and developing all marketing material in
conjunction with a public relations program that led to its
recognition as the 4th fastest growing company in Sacramento by
the Sacramento Business Journal in 2009/2010.
Schaal has also been an advisor and
consultant to the Bank of America by analyzing and providing
guidance for the bankís REO properties.
Earlier in his career, he held development positions with Summit
Commercial, Hillman Properties and completed partnership
development projects with Robbins Land Co., CT Realty Advisors,
W.L. Butler and Fite Development Co. Project highlights in which
Schaal had direct management responsibilities feature the
670-acre Southport Business Park in West Sacramento and
subsequent construction and sale of over one million square feet
of office and industrial property (with Summit) and the 655-acre
Port Sacramento Industrial Park (with Hillman). During his
tenure with Hillman, Schaal helped build and sell over two
million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties
and sold over 400 acres to end-users. He also led the effort to
acquire, entitle and plan the 120-acre Savi Ranch project in
Yorba Linda, CA.
Schaal got his start in commercial real estate with Coldwell
Banker Commercial in 1974, working as an office leasing agent,
investment salesman and mortgage broker.