Friday, October 14, 2016
As the founder and president of the Viking Real Estate Group, Tom Velken has overseen thousands of real estate transactions for his customers. Tom Velken created Viking in 1995 in Lafayette, California after having worked in a number of real estate investment firms, including the well-known commercial broker Cushman and Wakefield.
Cushman and Wakefield is responsible for the development of a number of world class properties as well as being the leasing agents for many iconic buildings that include One World Trade Center. Awarded the leasing assignment by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey while the project was still in development, the contract was continued when the Durst Organization took over as the owner of the property.
Designed by architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, One World Trade Center features a 104-story tower that provides 3 million square feet of space and sits on eight acres of land.