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TKAR Commercial Real Estate Services

TKAR Commercial Real Estate Services is a locally owned and operated commercial real estate company based in the Austin-San Antonio corridor.  TKAR provides specialized real estate brokerage and real estate development consulting services.  Our team specializes in projects and properties that present property owners, developers, buyers/landlords and sellers/tenants unique opportunities to maximize the value of any projects or property.  From concept to construction, acquisition to disposition, our team of professionals has the experience, knowledge and understanding of current local market demands, political conditions and development regulations to make virtually any project successful.

What We Offer

Real Estate Brokerage Services

TKAR provides a variety of real estate brokerage services focused on specialized properties and works with a client base that has been vetted for experience and understanding of the intricacies and nuances of real estate and real estate development.  Brokerage services include acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial and investment real estate The TKAR team can also facilitate financing through our network of commercial mortgage lenders.

Real Estate Development Consulting Services

Prior to, concurrently with or subsequent to acquisition of a project or property for development, TKAR provides the following services related to land planning and real estate development consulting, entitlement, permitting and development coordination:

  • Identify properties and analyze potential development options including, but not limited to, identification of appropriate use, market trends, development potential and current and future potential value.
  • Research and review ordinances and plans of the City and/or County regarding issues necessary for development and consideration of development permits on desired properties and/or projects.
  • Prepare for and attend meetings to assist and facilitate development of Client’s properties and/or projects.
  • Review and draft, or assist in drafting, development related documents and applications for approvals.
  • Assist engineers, surveyors, architects, land planners, attorneys, and lenders in preparation of any necessary documents, plans or exhibits required for approval of development of Client properties and/or projects.
  • Receive and review estimated development costs from other consultants and analyze and provide analysis including anticipated expenses and projected revenues based on identified development and market parameters.
  • Attend pre-construction meetings with Client, contractor(s) and other project consultants to review and discuss project, as requested.
  • Perform site visits, to verify conditions and project status, coordinate with Client, contractor(s) and other project consultants during development and construction of Client projects and properties.
  • Provide general real estate development consulting services, not otherwise specifically identified
Providing specialized opportunities in real estate through our experience, knowledge and network of professionals, TKAR strives to maximize the value of each project and property for our clients.  Our unique, win-win approach ensures that all parties are satisfied with the results.  We approach each property as a unique opportunity to build long-term relationships and value and strive to expand our network through the connections we create with our clients and project team.  If our clients are not satisfied, we are not satisfied.
TKAR was founded by Thomas K. Rhodes, CCIM, a certified commercial real estate professional with 13 years of experience as a development and entitlement consultant and commercial REALTOR®.  He graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geography with a focus on Urban and Regional Planning.  After graduation, Thomas spent approximately 2 years working as a planner for the City of San Marcos.  After leaving the City, Thomas became a private consultant representing property owners and developers across the state through the entitlement and permitting processes.  In 2008, Thomas co-founded ETR Development Consulting, LLC, a land planning, entitlement and development consulting company providing due diligence services, permitting coordination and development management services for clients.  His work has included single family master planned communities, multifamily residential and all types of nonresidential (commercial and industrial) properties.  In 2013, Thomas joined a nationally recognized real estate brand with a focus on commercial sales and leasing.  During this time, Thomas earned the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) completing all required courses and passing the national exam in less than 1 year.  In 2017, Thomas founded TKAR Commercial Real Estate Services to focus on providing acquisition, disposition, leasing and development services for specialized clients and properties.  Through his background and experience in the commercial real estate industry, Thomas is able to provide unparalleled service and a unique perspective for every real estate transaction.

Founded by Thomas K. Rhodes, CCIM, our team consists of a network of professional surveyors, engineers, architects, contractors, attorneys, lenders, and others necessary to take on any project or property.  The TKAR network can facilitate every aspect of real estate and development. 


Projects & Clients



Walton International

Walton is a multinational, privately-owned real estate investment and development group concentrating on the research, acquisition, administration, planning and development of strategically located land in major North America growth corridors. Walton takes a long-term approach to land planning and development and our industry-leading expertise in real estate investment, land planning and development uniquely positions Walton to responsibly transition land into sustainable communities where people live, work and play.

TKAR Commercial Real Estate Services

TKAR has been retained by Walton to facilitate planning, entitlements and development of projects in Central Texas.  With over 11,000 acres of land in Hays and Caldwell counties, Walton is well positioned for future growth in the Austin MSA.


Licenses, Certifications & Designations


What is a CCIM?
The CCIM designation is conferred upon commercial real estate leaders who have a proven record of success in the field and have demonstrated a mastery of financial, market, and investment analysis. CCIM designees come from a variety of professional backgrounds including brokerage, banking, property management, law, and accounting.

Why Hire A CCIM?
A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. A CCIM is a valued resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user. Currently, there are 9,500 professionals around the globe who hold the CCIM designation. CCIMs must be proficient in the areas of investment analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis and financial analysis. With comprehensive education, proven industry experience, practical skill sets, and unparalleled online resources, CCIM professionals take on the role of strategic investment counselor. To clients, that means consulting projects are thorough, insightful and complete with maximum investment potential. CCIMs apply their expertise to transactions and consulting assignments involving every commercial property type: offices, industrial properties, retail centers, apartment buildings, hotels and motels, senior living facilities, special purpose real estate and land. CCIM’s provide smart solutions – the first time.

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