The Kane Company Appoints Brett Tonks as President and Chief Operating Officer

Brett Tonks

PORTSMOUTH, NH–The Kane Company, a privately-owned real estate investment and development firm headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, announced its appointment of Brett Tonks as President & Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

The newly established role will drive the company’s long-term strategy to expand its position as one of northern New England’s largest commercial real estate investors and developers.

Since celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, the company is forging its path into the next decade building on the region’s economic and population surge. Kane’s long-standing approach of enhancing the communities in which it operates by investing in spaces that add value to tenants is a core principle that will guide its expansion.

“We are focused on expanding our organization’s core competencies to deepen our relationships in the Seacoast and continue our growth throughout the northeastern United States,” said Michael Kane, Chief Executive Officer of The Kane Company. “Brett delivers a robust executive background, proven track record, and a vast network critical to streamlining operations and executing our strategic development plan. We are excited to benefit from his transformational leadership and vision to build on our success.”

“Kane is an established leader in this unique and dynamic market,” said Tonks. “I look forward to honoring Kane’s legacy of hands-on, thoughtful investment while scaling our operating organization, deepening investor relationships, and accelerating the company’s growth.”

Tonks brings over 20 years of executive leadership to Kane, including investment and management positions with Colony Capital, Colony Realty Partners, TIAA-CREF, and Eastern Bank.