One of Orange County’s top tenant and landlord representatives, George Thomson joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2017 as a senior managing director in’s Newport Beach office. Mr. Thomson brings to his position more than 28 years of experience in real estate brokerage, finance, acquisition and development, having completed more than 400 transactions with a total value in excess of $1 billion. He has acted both as a principal and as an advisor representing institutional and private capital partners, landlords, tenants, sellers and investors.
Mr. Thomson joined NKF after nearly five years at JLL, where he was a senior vice president specializing in representing landlords and tenants in Orange County and the Los Angeles area. Prior to JLL, Mr. Thomson was a principal and shareholder in the Orange, California, office of Lee & Associates. He also founded and was president of Westbridge Realty Advisors, a boutique commercial real estate investment firm located in Long Beach, California. Prior to forming Westbridge, Mr. Thomson was a founding partner of Lee & Associates’ LA North and Downtown Los Angeles offices and served on that firm’s executive committee and board of directors.
A licensed real estate broker in the state of California, Mr. Thomson is an active member of NAIOP and a graduate of Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management. He also attended San Diego State University, where he was a student/athlete.
Mr. Thomson lives in the Long Beach community of Naples with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Emily, Hannah, George and Michael.