His Reputation Precedes Him
Mr. Thomas is known throughout the industry by a network of people looking to set up deals. Through his years of experience, he has developed contacts with the best accountants, attorneys, lenders, most active equity funds, brokers, and qualified investors. This networking allows him to get the word out and bring deals to the table quickly.
His niche clientele is upper main street and middle market businesses (with sales revenues over $1 million) in the manufacturing, distribution, or service industries. He can accomplish a high percentage of deals due to his focus on organization and preparation. His sales model starts with doing the due diligence for his sellers before making a strategic decision to sell and prior to creating a pricing model for the proposed sale. His preparedness allows him to maintain a closing ratio of 83%, which is higher than the industry average of 22%.
Meet Our Owner
William “Bill” Thomas is the owner of our brokerage firm. For the first 12 years of his legal career, he handled thousands of real estate and business closings and foreclosures. As a successful entrepreneur, he subsequently started a factoring company with a collections law firm that is based in New York. Their establishment is still in operation today. Over the last 18 years, he has handled many, multi-million-dollar business and commercial sales for clients in South Florida. He has also worked with those sellers as an advisor and mentor.
As the owner of Florida Business Brokers, Mr. Thomas has become a highly successful business broker. He has 25 operating agents throughout Florida that have gone through his training program. Currently, he is working on publishing a book to help other business advisors train their agents to become successful business brokers.
Additionally, Mr. Thomas works as a business merger advisor and attorney who is licensed in New York and Florida. He specializes in selling businesses and commercial properties in Florida. Being both an attorney and a broker gives him a competitive edge that has proven to be of great benefit to his clients. He is highly respected and trusted within the South Florida business community.