Thomas is Co-Practice Group Leader of the Firm's Real Estate group. Thomas is a well-known trusted adviser to pension funds and institutional and private investors in the acquisition and disposition of real property and mortgage portfolios. He has also been active in the privatization and disposition of government assets throughout Canada. Thomas has structured real estate joint ventures and partnerships and placed financing secured by real estate on behalf of both individuals and institutions. He has also assisted clients in transactions involving alternative energy and natural resources development. Thomas has been named the delegate for Ontario, Canada, to the International Roundtable of Legal Experts of the Association of German Mortgage Banks (Der Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken) and speaks German fluently. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centres, and his articles on real estate investment and lending have appeared in publications of the International Bar Association.