Growing-up, I first started working in second grade by mowing lawns around the neighborhood. As I got older, I started taking on more lawns and various other types of work. I began my caddy-career the summer going into eighth grade. Between the two jobs, I learned some hard but very valuable lessons. The numerous times of riding my bike to the Country Club, waiting around all day, and not getting a loop taught me about delayed gratification. Building my own lawn mowing clientele instilled in me an entrepreneurial spirit. And lastly, interacting with so many different types of personalities on and off the course taught me how to sell yourself by not being the typical “schmoozer” salesman but truly being someone’s trusted adviser. I am now very grateful to have found a career in Commercial Real Estate with NAI Hiffman that has allowed me to transfer and grow these skills in my every day work. NAI Hiffman allows me to collaborate with team members on different deals daily to achieve the best possible results for clients. NAI Hiffman also has a platform that exemplifies delayed gratification by “always putting the client first” and allowing us to truly be trusted advisers, helping companies and clients with some of the most impactful decisions to their bottom lines.
Outside of the office you can probably find me doing something sports related. Whether it is on the golf course, on the rink playing men’s league hockey, or on the mountain skiing I am always trying to compete in something in some way. Outside of sports I enjoy spending time with friends and family.
“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”
Professional Background & Experience
Thomas “Tom” Gnadt joined the NAI Hiffman Office Services team partnering with Adam Johnson and servicing their growing client base.
Tom joined NAI Hiffman in 2018 and has completed more than 32 transactions with a total consideration of over $13.6 M. Tom primarily focuses on small to mid-size building sales, landlord representation, tenant representation and medical office. Tom is also a member of the Medical Services Team at NAI Hiffman, which assists in the real estate needs of healthcare organizations and healthcare investors.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
- Real Estate Broker, Illinois
- Young Real Estate Professionals, Chicago
- Evans Scholar Recipient (River Forest Country Club)
- U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Foundation
- St. Baldrick’s Foundation
American Communities Management | Bridge Investments | CIII | Chicagoland Associated General Contractors |Computer Projects of Illinois | Inland Real Estate | LM Commercial Real Estate | MedProperties | Old Second National Bank |Premier Endodontic Associates | RE Development Solutions | Wintrust