Tobin Brent Knight was born on September 24th,1970, in Flint, Michigan. His father is Dr. Brent Knight his mother was Donna Knight/Gorski– her birth name was Donna Castle. His 1st name Tobin means “God is Good.” Tobin’s mission statement is “To help as many people as possible.”
Father | Philanthropist | Entrepreneur | Business Consultant | Strategist | Motivational Speaker | Author | Artist | Problem Solver
An executive with proven success in solving complex problems, management, drafting/editing contracts, dispositions, acquisitions, leasing, site selection, asset management, development, and effectively managing multiple projects and operations for organizations ranging from small, privately held companies to Fortune 50 leader.
Hands-on leader and strategist who draws upon creativity, business insight, and problem-solving skills to get the job done.
Driven achiever whose persistence, flexibility, and integrity strengthen the bottom line. If there is a way to make it happen, he will find it.
He enjoys solving complex problems and issues.
Feels good when he helps people.
Has many letters of recommendation.
He went to college when he was 16 years old – skipped basically three years of high school.
Worked many jobs in college.
He has a reading disability.
Has documented success at all the jobs he has had.
At the age of 30, I became a Corporate Vice President and an Officer at a Fortune 50 company- Safeway. Within one year at Safeway, I was awarded Fortune 50 Company’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and that was in June 2001 for outstanding sales/profit performance.
I sold two properties at one time at Safeway and was required as an Officer to review and execute the settlement statement – it was just under 11 million US dollars.
At Safeway, I supervised asset management of 236 properties east of Mississippi comprising 2.9+ million sq. ft.
I secured a highly coveted Fortune 1000 account in the Chicago market and enabled spin-off contracts in additional markets.
I was named “Retail Rookie of the Year,” a finalist for the largest US full-service Commercial real estate brokerage firm.
I secured investment capital and structured joint venture agreements.
I led market/site analysis, disposition, and site selection for Exxon Mobil, General Motors, Payless Shoe Source, Radio Shack, Boston Market, 7-Eleven-Southland Corporation, Charter One Bank, and others.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1993
BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
3.28 GPA overall
3.8 GPA in his major
An executive with proven success in problem-solving,
Driven achiever whose persistence, flexibility, and integrity strengthen the bottom line. If there is a way to make it happen, he will find it. Hands-on leader and strategist who draws upon creativity, business insight, and problem-solving skills to get the job done.
Father | Philanthropist | Entrepreneur | Consultant | Strategist | Motivational Speaker | Author | Artist | Problem Solver
BFA, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, 1993.
3.28 GPA overall
3.8 GPA in his major
BOOKS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES
Founded Charity/Foundation: We Will Change the World – 2021
Master the Game of College.
Secrets and Tips Only a College President’s Son Knows.
The End to Insomnia
How to Play the Game of College and Win!
President- CEO, TBKK Corp, Chicago, IL. 2000- Present
President- CEO, MERCURY MEDIA PARTNERS, Chicago, IL. June 2017- Present
President- CEO, MERCURY REALTY GROUP, Chicago IL. 2005- Present
Vice President, NAI HIFFMAN. Oakbrook IL. 2003-2005
Vice President, INLAND AUCTIONS. Oakbrook IL. 2002-4 Months
Secured the largest auction that Inland Auctions had ever had- a $30+ million-dollar property that the Intel Corporation owned in Puerto Rico.
Vice President- Officer SAFEWAY INC, (PDA), Oakbrook IL. 2000-2002
Senior Associate, TRAMMELL
Leasing Representative, TRI-LAND PROPERTIES INC, Chicago IL. 1997 -1998
Manager, MEIJER INC, Flint MI. 1993 -1996