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Thomas Civitanova

Vice President of Operations – Central

Thomas Civitanova
Thomas Civitanova serves as Vice President of Operations for First Industrial Realty Trust’s Central Region, where he oversees operations, property management, construction and capital expenditures for a 25 million square foot portfolio. He has more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience.

Since joining First Industrial in 1999, Mr. Civitanova has held leadership positions in property management, leasing and operations in various markets. Initially, his career began in the property management and leasing of First Industrial’s Detroit and Cleveland portfolios. He later became the Operations Director for Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Nashville. In addition to his role as Vice President of Operations for the Central region, Mr. Civitanova also serves as market leader for the St. Louis and Nashville regions.

Prior to joining First Industrial, Mr. Civitanova was a property manager with McKinley, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was responsible for managing and leasing industrial and office properties.

Mr. Civitanova earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Boston College and his Master’s Degree in Facility Management from the University of Michigan. He secured his CPM designation in 2008 and his CCIM designation in 2017. He serves on the BOMA Industrial Committee in Chicago and participates in the BOMA mentoring program.