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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas, Vice-President – Administration and Real Estate, Allstate Insurance Company.

Leads Allstate’s Corporate Real Estate requirement including: Site Selection, Transaction Management (TM), Design & Construction Project Management (PM) and Facilities Maintenance (FM). On the Administrative side Mike’s team is also responsible for the company’s Aviation Department, Executive Drivers, Energy, Sustainability, Food Services, Employee Services, Safety, Security and the company’s Vehicle Fleet programs.

Accomplished a $85M (30%) Real Estate cost reduction in the last 2 years, via a strategic initiative to increase density at core office locations. Simultaneously re-negotiate, or terminate, remaining leases and services while providing a new workplace solution that helps to transform and improve employee and corporate culture.

Mike joined Allstate in September 2006 after 14 years with United Airlines, initially responsible for major Real Estate development and Airport construction projects (Indianapolis $700M, New York $100M, Denver $250M, Miami $50M) across the country and ultimately where he led the company’s International Real Estate Department. Previously he worked for Continental and Eastern Airlines. He started his career as an auditor for KPMG.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. He is a Board Member of the Metropolitan Planning Council, is an elected Trustee to the village board in Kenilworth, IL and has served on several charitable organizations throughout the area since arriving in Chicago in 1992 with his wife Karen. Their two children, Anne Marie and Michael, attend the University of Iowa and New Trier High School respectively. Anne Marie plays soccer for the Hawkeyes while Michael plays varsity football and lacrosse.


Mike Thomas

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