Thomas Collins and Joseph Deegan are CCIM’s – the highest designation you can attain in the Commercial Real Estate Field.

All Principals of SVNDCCR have extensive local and national real estate knowledge.  They have provided commercial real estate services to a multitude of clients including sales, leasing, tenant representation, consulting and a host of other commercial real estate related services.


Thomas A. Collins, CCIM – Managing Director


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Prior to his recent affiliation with SVN International Corporation, where he is Managing Director, Thomas A. Collins was a founder and president of Commercial Associates Realty, Inc., brokers and consultants providing real estate services throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond.  Mr. Collins has a CCIM designation, (a certified member of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute), and is a past president of the New York State CCIM Chapter.  Mr. Collins’ real estate background of over 27 years includes appraisal, brokerage, consulting, site selection, development, re-development and mortgage finance.

Since co-founding Commercial Associates Realty in 1998, Mr. Collins has facilitated over 120 million dollars in transactions, consisting of investment, office, industrial and retail properties.

Mr. Collins is currently serving as Chairman of the Health Alliance Hospitals Board of Directors and is a board member and past president of the Rural Ulster Preservation Company, a not for profit housing and community development agency, and the Kingston Hospital Foundation.  He is a fifteen year member of the Ulster County Loan Fund board, and is past chairman of the Ulster County Development Corporation, Kingston Uptown Business Association and the Woodstock Public Library District and past board member of the Family of Woodstock, Inc. and the Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County.  He is a Mayoral appointment to the Kingston Waterfront Redevelopment Committee and the City of Kingston Zoning Revision and Comprehensive Plan Committees.


Joseph Deegan – Managing Director


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Before his affiliation with SVN International Corporation, Mr. Deegan founded and successfully operated Deegan~Sanglyn Commercial Real Estate, a full service commercial real estate advisory firm offering landlord & tenant representation, site selection, development, consulting and property management services.

Mr. Deegan has served in all offices of the Hudson Valley New York State Commercial  Association of Realtors chapter as well as all offices of the Upstate NY CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Chapter for which he is currently serving as President. In addition he is a New York State approved instructor.

He has served locally  on the Ulster County Development Corporation, Gateway Community Industries, Ulster County Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of Ulster County and the John A. Coleman Catholic High School Board of Directors.


Hans Hardisty – Managing Director


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Hans W. Hardisty became Managing Director of SVN Deegan-Collins Commercial Realty in January 2017, specializing in the purchase and sale of self-storage facilities across the tri-state area. Hans is a member of the New York State Self-Storage Association, a CCIM Candidate, holds an MBA, and has extensive development and management experience. Within the Hudson Valley Region, he also focuses on the sale of multi-family properties, and works with landlords and tenants leasing retail and office space.

Prior to joining SVNDCCR, Hardisty worked for Herb Redl Properties as the Business Development Officer. This locally owned, privately-held company purchases, develops, manages, and operates premium self-storage, commercial, and residential space across the Hudson Valley. With holdings of 1,300,000 square feet, Hardisty made big impacts within the 13-facility self-storage portfolio and the commercial leasing division. Within the self-storage division, he developed comprehensive feasibility and valuation pro formas for expansion, development, and acquisition projects. He also played a key role in the launch of the companies’ tenant insurance program. During this time, Hardisty was charged with marketing, leasing, and overseeing the build out of tenant space across a dozen locations. Hardisty was able to significantly reduce vacancy and maintain market rental rates, while simultaneously increasing retention during the Great Recession years.

Hardisty earned his BA in Economics from Gettysburg College and an MBA with a focus on Real Estate and Entrepreneurship from The George Washington University. In between his studies, he worked as a Program Officer for an Economic Development Company in New York, NY. Hardisty grew up in the self-storage and real estate business and has taken on most of the countless tasks and efforts that arise from a landlord, developer, and manager’s perspective.

Hans and his family reside in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


Annette Fitzgerald – Operations Manager


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Annette is responsible for the ongoing and efficient operations of SVN Deegan-Collins Commercial Realty and its subsidiaries.  Annette overseas all office administration including budgeting, auditing, financial reporting and materials procurement.

Annette is Portfolio Manager of  commercial properties with 30+ tenants in approximately 200,000 square feet of commercial  real estate.  Annette’s responsibilities include owner and tenant relations, handles annual budgets, monthly  reports, tenant billings and accounts payable.