BHGRE Thomas Group’s Commercial Department is excited to announce their expansion to a new location to serve as the headquarters for their commercial department. The department was founded by John Thomas, who now serves as the vice president of the BHGRE Thomas Group company. Over the years, Thomas Group has been known for their strong morals and work ethic to serve their community’s commercial needs. They are excited to use this location to continue to build on this and grow their presence in the commercial market. Along with this growth, they’ve also named Brian Oen as the president of the commercial division.
Brian Oen has always had a knack for entrepreneurship. In middle school, his parents made him work for additional money outside of his allowance, which taught him how hard work leads to opportunities. When he moved from the Orlando area to Gainesville for college, he developed a beer delivery business called Brew-Ha’s, which eventually expanded, allowing sponsors to include logos on the tops of the beer kegs Brew-Ha’s delivered.
He spent ten years climbing the corporate ladder at the nation’s largest independent real estate title search company, where he eventually became vice president and director of operations. When his wife became pregnant with twins, he knew it was time to leave the corporate world behind and further explore entrepreneurship.
Now, Brian is the president of the commercial division at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Thomas Group. He helps customers with commercial properties and income-producing properties by utilizing his exclusive 360 approach. Brian founded Gainesville’s Real Estate Investors Association and keeps his clients informed through his weekly “Market Action Update.”
With the new location in Haile Village Center, the BHGRE Thomas Group’s commercial team which includes President Brian Oen; Senior Vice President John Thomas, Eric Davis (Realtor®, Property Manager), Jennifer Springfield (Realtor®, JD), and Ken Mears (Realtor®) will use this location to collaborate, meet with customers and host real estate investment trainings.