Preston Thomas, SIOR

Professional Experience
Preston Thomas started his commercial real estate career in 2006. His success has been attributed to hard work, along with dedication to concentrating in the City of San Luis Obispo marketplace. This dedication has catapulted him to being one of the most active and knowledgeable agents in the City.

This presence is demonstrated by him completing on average over 50 sale and lease transactions, per year, in the City of San Luis Obispo for at least the last 5 years. Along with this, he has been named as one of the top dealmakers in sales and leasing in the County of San Luis Obispo by CoStar group.  Preston has represented national Landlord's such as Healthcare Trust of America (REIT), Jamestown Properties (REIT) and local Landlords such as Copeland Properties, Halferty Development, Quaglino Properties and Volny Construction, and a variety of Tenants such as Umpqua Bank, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Lumber Liquidators, Union Bank, Hathway, WhiteFox, Land Gorilla, Poly Performance, The Parable Group and Native Trails, among others.

Preston's focus is on all three areas of commercial real estate – retail, office and industrial. He specializes in lease negotiations and sales, representing both building owners and tenants in the City of San Luis Obispo.  In addition, he is a specialist in medical office space in the San Luis Obispo marketplace.

Preston’s success is attributed to his energetic attitude and his relentless pursuit of fully completing the real estate assignments that have been awarded him. His day-to-day commitment to professionalism, and to his clients, has enveloped strong relationships with prominent building owners and tenants throughout the County. He has met and awaits the challenges presented to him.

Preston graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business, with a concentration in finance, appraisal and real estate. He received his California Department of Real Estate License in 2003. He is currently a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and regularly attends their conferences and workshops.  

In 2015 Preston received the highly coveted SIOR designation, recognizing him as one of the nations top commercial real estate brokers, as an office specialist.  For more information on SIOR please CLICK HERE.  Brokers who earn the SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards and are considered the most knowledgeable commercial real estate experts in their respective markets.

Prior to joining Colliers International, Preston was a successful Broker at Rossetti Company (the most successful commercial real estate firm in San Luis Obispo) for 15 years. Previous to his commercial real estate career, Preston spent his time valuing and analyzing high profile Central Coast commercial, ranch and coastal properties at the highly respected Schenberger, Taylor, McCormick and Jecker, Real Estate Appraisers. Along with this, he has developed numerous residential projects in the City of San Luis Obispo.

In addition, Preston is a regular guest speaker at the Cal Poly colleges of Agriculture and Business on real estate related topics.


Cal DRE #01378821