Biography: Thomas Specker is a Principal of Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc., a full-service commercial real estate company and a member of the Lee & Associates group of companies. As an office leasing and sales expert for more than 27 years, Mr. Specker specializes in the San Fernando and Conejo Valley markets representing both landlords and tenants. Career History / Professional Recognition: Mr. Specker was most recently named among Lee's Top 10 Performers for his outstanding results in 2009. Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Mr. Specker served as senior director of leasing and sales at Charles Dunn Company for more than 22 years. He began his real estate career with Crown Zellerbach as a real estate acquisition specialist, where he was responsible for the purchase and disposition of more than 15,000 acres in Louisiana and Mississippi. Education: - University of Missouri, B.S. degree in Forest Management Affiliations: - Member of Los Angeles Board of Realtors - Member of the Wilshire Country Club - Certified Commercial Investment Candidate Recent Transactions: Notable lease transactions include: more than 100,000 SF for Nomura-Warner Associates at 21300 Victory Boulevard, Woodland Hills, which included a 36,000 SF lease with Syncor International; more than 100,000 SF for Almar Building at 16030 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, which included various transactions with Metrociti Mortgage for over 40,000 SF; and, representation of John Hancock in the leasing and sale of three office buildings located in Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills and Westlake Village valued over $13 million dollars.