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Thomas A. Donovan

Partner, Vice Chairman

Professional Experience

Thomas Donovan is a Partner and Vice Chairman at B6 Real Estate Advisors, specializing in Investment Sales in the Queens market. His responsibilities include territory management, business development, real estate advisory services and sales. Previously, he was a Vice Chairman in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield, and Partner at Massey Knakal Realty Services. During his career, he has been personally responsible for more than $2.3 billion of real estate and over 600 buildings sold.

In 1998, Mr. Donovan joined Massey Knakal to head up the firm’s first full-service outer borough office. The Queens office has gone from a two-person start-up to a flourishing establishment more than 10 times its original size. He has built a strong presence in the Queens marketplace.

Mr. Donovan graduated from St. Francis Preparatory High School before attending St. John’s University, where he studied business management. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. As a member of the 8th Marine Regiment, Mr. Donovan was an influencing force in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The tenacity, courage and determination he displayed while in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait awarded him a Combat Action Ribbon.

Mr. Donovan’s dedication to serve and protect continued with almost a decade of service as a New York City police officer. In 1997, he turned to real estate and gained valuable experience as a title closer. From there he built relationships and implemented his capabilities into the sale of investment properties.

Affiliations
  • REBNY – Commercial Board of Directors
  • Columbus Citizens Foundation
  • VFW, Catholic War Veterans
  • The Brain Tumor Foundation
  • Varardi Ovarian Initiative for Cancer Education (VOICE)
Awards & Recognitions
  • B6 Top Producer: 2020
  • B6 Top Producer: 2019
  • Finalist – REBNY’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year – The Rego Park 18 Portfolio: 2019
  • Top Influencer in Multifamily by GlobeSt.com: 2019
  • Star Network’s Kings of Queens: 2016
  • Real Estate Forum’s Top Broker: 2014
  • Top Sales Broker by CoStar Group: 2008-2014
  • Massey Knakal Salesperson of the Year in Queens: 2008-2014
  • Massey Knakal 3rd place Company-Wide Salesperson of the Year: 2010
  • Massey Knakal 2nd place Company-Wide Salesperson of the Year: 2009
  • Massey Knakal Award representing overall values in Queens: 2000, 2001, 2008
  • Crain’s New York Business’ 40 Under 40 list: 2005
Case Studies

Team Members

Tommy Lin
Director
Eugene Kim
Director
Robert Rappa
Director
Bradley Rutkin
Associate

Current Listings

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In The News

Wholesaler MySales Picks Up Queens Industrial Site for $25M

Commercial Observer
July 30, 2021

Wholesaler MySales just snatched up an industrial site at 75 Onderdonk Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, for $25 million to be used as its new distribution center.

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B6 Arranges Multi-Tenant Retail Sale in Corona

Connect Media
July 22, 2021

B6 Real Estate Advisors handled the sale of 106-20 Corona Ave. in Corona, Queens for $3.16 million. The property is located across the street from the renowned Park Side Restaurant.

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Three-story building in Corona sells for $3.16 million

QNS
July 14, 2021

B6 Real Estate announced 106-20 Corona Ave. sold for $3.6 million.

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Queens multifamily portfolio hits market for $99M

The Real Deal
February 8, 2021

The 382,000-square-foot, 383-unit complex also includes 116 parking spaces, along with 28,000 square feet of additional development rights.

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With no more units allowed in New Rochelle’s downtown plan, this site is going for millions

lohud
February 4, 2021

B6 Real Estate Advisors, an investment sales and capital advisory brokerage, is handling the sale of the 525 Main St. site.

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Queens Development Site Goes on Market for $50M

GlobeSt
November 25, 2020

The Forest Hills Jewish Center has put a development site in Forest Hills, Queens on the market. The lot is over 36,000 square feet and has a four-story, 68,000 SF religious/educational facility.

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Industrial deals rise on ecommerce winds

Refi US
July 22, 2020

Deals for industrial real estate are leading the post-coronavirus recovery of the US property market, with transaction activity in the sector down just 5% of the long-term average in the second quarter and stable to rising pricing.

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Queens Industrial Listed for $27M

Connect Media
July 2, 2020

The building is comprised of 63,000 square feet of warehouse space and 3,000 square feet of second-floor office space. It features three drive-in loading bays, and 25-foot ceilings.

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Demand For NYC Industrial Space Is Increasing, But Deals Are Still Stalling

Bisnow
May 13, 2020

Thomas Donovan discusses the state of the industrial market In NYC.

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Boom’s over, but industrial brokers keep busy

The Real Deal
April 8, 2020

Industrial real estate was experiencing a rare moment in the spotlight before the pandemic, as the country’s love affair with e-commerce and fast delivery was driving up demand for warehouse space.

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Why it’s easier than ever to win REBNY’s ‘Ingenious Deal of the Year’ award

New York Post
March 10, 2020

The third nominated sale was the Rego Park 18 Portfolio at 98-11 Queens Blvd. and 64-33 98th St. by Thomas Donovan and Eugene Kim of B6 Real Estate Advisors along with Hudson Park Realty’s Lynette Tulkoff.

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Why all the kids want to become industrial brokers

The Real Deal
February 20, 2020

E-commerce boom has helped lead to busy days and pricey deals

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