Tom Bernier

Senior Vice President, New Business & Leasing
Direct:  312.260.1132

Tom Bernier serves as SVP New Business & Leasing for Bucksbaum Properties. Tom has over 23 years of experience in the retail real estate industry. His primary responsibilities include identifying and securing best-in-class development opportunities across the country as well as conducting market due diligence for acquisitions.

Prior to joining Bucksbaum Properties, Tom was SVP, Research and Strategy for General Growth Properties where he was responsible for all aspects of research and leasing strategies for the REIT. During his 9 years at GGP, he was responsible for conducting market feasibility studies for new developments as well as for expansions and redevelopments.

Tom spent 14 years at The Green Group (Howard L. Green & Associates) where he last served as VP, Professional Services. At The Green Group he assisted national retailers in developing real estate expansion plans. Retail clients of Tom included Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Ann Taylor, Coach, and Estee Lauder among others. Developer clients included Westcor (Macerich), Cousins Properties and Ramco-Gershenson.

Tom is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing. He has served two terms on the ICSC North American Research Task Force and once as its Vice Chairman. He is a frequent speaker at the ICSC Research Conference.

Tom and his wife Sandra live in Naperville, IL with their daughter Samantha.