Real Estate Sales-Commercial, Additional Active
Tom Turner is a Commercial Real Estate Broker and Vice President at CBRE.
Born in North Carolina, Tom and his military family moved around quite a bit. He finished high school in Japan then attended college at UCLA. Without a definite career plan after college, the self-proclaimed “beach bum” ran a cafe in Mission Beach, moved furniture, sold sailboat rides and sunscreen in Maui and spent some time as a guide in the Rocky Mountains.
After finally deciding to get serious, he passed the LSAT and attended law school at UC Berkeley and Oxford University. Tom then moved to San Diego and has been here ever since.
Tom spent 35+ years as a commercial real estate lawyer, with the last 25 years at Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch. For 17 years, he served as the firm’s Managing Partner and CEO. He has earned virtually every real estate law award out there, including San Diego’s Best Lawyers, California Superlawyers, Best Lawyers in America, San Diego Bar Association’s Outstanding Attorney and California Law Firm Leader of the Year.
He made the leap from real estate law to real estate brokerage and joined CBRE where he does a variety of specialty investment work and large private/public joint ventures.
The joy of Tom’s life is his family. He and his wife Jennifer celebrated their 40th anniversary last year. They have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren whom they love to share everything sports, music and nature with.
Jan McDonough, Tom Cohen and Josh Buchholz were his sponsors.