Thomas O. Sweeney, SIOR and a member of our New England Chapter is principal of Sweeney Real Estate and Appraisal. He was recently highlighted in the Providence Business News, August 2020 edition as a Rhode Island Leader and Achiever. Sweeney grew up in Rhode Island, where he still resides, watching his father run his own real estate firm. Sweeney then joined his father’s business in 1983 after graduating from Providence College. Tom then gained experience and developed strong relationships in the region while working for the Henry W. Cooke Co. and Rodman Real Estate before venturing out on his own. Sweeney used his experience working for his father’s company as a time to grow connections and expand his knowledge of the real estate industry. In 2010, Sweeney then moved on to establish his own firm, Sweeney Real Estate and Appraisal. Having over 27 years of mentoring, he felt confident that he would be successful.
According to Providence Business News 2020 Book of Lists, his firm is now ranked as the fourth top-producing commercial brokerage firm in Rhode Island. He has heavily invested in his firm by bolstering the marketing and support staff. Recent notable transactions include $1.35 million sale of a 20,000-square-foot industrial flex building in Woonsocket’s Highland Corporate Park, and the $400,000 sale of a 138,000 square-foot-industrial building sitting on 14.65 acres in Coventry.
Sweeney says he finds satisfaction in serving his own community in Rhode Island and is thrilled when he sees new businesses flourish and evolve. He also said that there is a great deal of satisfaction in helping businesses, whether local or national, find their place within Rhode Island. He feels that people who live and do business in Rhode Island make it a great place to live. He has been a long-time SIOR member and been active with the SIOR Chapter. He is also the incoming President of RICABR and was helpful in contributing to the recent September CE commercial courses that will be delivered by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. He was also President of the Rhode Island Alliance of the Boys and Girls Club and on the Board for the Warwick Boys and Girls Club. Congratulations to Tom.