Thomas Martin, REALTOR®, Broker Associate, Commercial Real Estate Specialist

Thomas Martin is a Broker-Associate with the David Kaster Team at and Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group who specializes in Commercial Real Estate.


Thomas Martin was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and has lifelong ties to Door County and Egg Harbor.

Thomas attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  Upon Graduation Thomas found his passion in Commercial Real Estate by working for Cushman and Wakefield.  Thomas then earned a MBA in marketing and finance University of Minnesota.  In 1997, Thomas started Martin Development and developed and sold over $50 million dollars in commercial real estate.  For 20 years Thomas served as President and Managing Broker at Martin Development.   Thomas was also a Commercial Sales Representative for Newmark Grubb Pfefferle for 7 years.   At Newmark Grubb Pfefferle, Thomas represented buyers and sellers in the sale or lease of commercial properties.  Thomas has an extensive background in facility transactions acting as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers.  Thomas has extensive knowledge of the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate market throughout Wisconsin.  Thomas is also a board member of the Green Bay Children’s museum.  Thomas lives in Green Bay with his wife and has two children and enjoys spending time Golfing, Hunting and Skiing. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DIVISION

Building relationships, supplying broad business perspectives,

and converting ideas into concrete plans.

Business Development Complex Negotiations



Project Management Marketing
Problem Solving

Martin Development | Green Bay, WI | 1/2017–Present

President/ Owner/ Broker

Manages master site developments and schedules. Selects design professionals and oversees the design process. Solicits bids from contractors and vendors. Ensures the project meets defined goals and timelines. Collaborates with key strategic partners on pre-construction planning, obtaining entitlements, budget development and execution, scheduling, contract procurement, and close-outs.

  • Developed over $50M+ in commercial real estate properties spanning over one million square feet.

  • Owned and managed over $30M in commercial properties.

  • Differentiated from competition by building a better product, using quality contractors, and

    designing superior buildings.

  • Generated high return on investment for owners by determining optimal sites, assembling

    financial aspects of each deal, and negotiating with vendors/suppliers.

  • Cut overhead by negotiating with vendors and suppliers to lower project costs.

  • Solved problems by collaborating with contractors, tenants, and owners. Came up with solutions

    and determined the best course of action.

  • Helped businesses grow and bettered our community. Aided small and large companies in finding

    locations and received satisfaction in seeing each client’s businesses flourish.

  • Licensed State of Wisconsin Real Estate Broker with commercial, industrial, and retail experience.

  • Built, strengthened, and preserved positive business relationships by establishing trust and

    confidence within network.


NAI Pfefferle (formerly Newmark Grubb Pfefferle | Green Bay, WI| 11/2010-1/2017

Commercial Real Estate Advisor

Represented clients (including Fortune 500 companies) in the sale and purchase of commercial properties. Assessed property value and supplied analytical/financial data. Outlined maintenance and renovation costs. Developed relationships with businesses to generate acquisitions and increase leads. Facilitated transactions acting as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers.

  • Listed and sold the company’s largest transaction (2015).

  • Ensured that all terms and conditions of purchase agreements were met before closing –

    coordinated lenders, home inspectors, and escrow companies.

  • Helped clients grow by taking the time to understand their unique challenges and finding optimal

    locations for their businesses.

    Martin Development | Green Bay, WI | 6/1996–11/2010

    President/ Owner/ Broker

    Managed the development process from the beginning to the end including acquisition/disposition, financing, planning/government entitlement, design, construction, leasing, and property management.

  • Took business from start up to holding $30M in properties and generating $2M in rental income.

  • Identified $6.5M Rasmussen college growth opportunity. Envisioned three parcels of land being used together, found buyer and designed building to suit their needs. The Green Bay campus

    served 400 students and was the most profitable of Rasmussen’s colleges.

  • Developed Green Bay Converting site. Bought former Trade Winds Pizza site and acquired

    adjacent land. Two-phased project increased square footage from 25,000 to 200,000.

  • Earned American Advertising Award (ADDY) for creative logo design.

    Kohler Company | Kohler, WI | 6/1994–6/1996

    Senior Market Research Coordinator

    Conducted market research and analysis for North American markets. Obtained customer and competitive information to support sales and marketing initiatives. Processed data and prepared buyer demographics, reports, and maps.

• Improved sales forecasting and helped identify target markets. Implemented an innovative algorithm that accurately calculated demand for plumbing fixtures across North America.


UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA | Curtis L. Carlson School of Management | Minneapolis, MNMaster of Business Administration (MBA); Marketing Management

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA | Los Angeles, CABachelor of Science (BS); Business Management


Children’s Museum of Green Bay | Board Member | 2008-Present


• Museum has served over 400,000 guests and provided 200+ community outreach programs since 2008. Approved site selection, raised funds, and solicited corporate partnerships.

Door County Area Commercial Properties for sale