Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

As the leader of Transwestern Commercial Services, Tom ensures continued service excellence through the firm’s 35 U.S. offices, guides the implementation of innovative real estate solutions, leads expansion opportunities, and directs strategic business development efforts that capitalize on Transwestern’s consultative service approach. In addition to serving on the company’s board of directors and executive committee, he participates on an enterprise-wide steering committee that spans the services, investment management and development arms of the organization.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Tom’s breadth of expertise and relationships are a tremendous asset to Transwestern. His experience in multifamily, retail, office and industrial portfolio operations, management, mergers and acquisitions, and workouts gives him a comprehensive view of the commercial real estate industry. Most notably, he understands firsthand how technology, big data, innovative thinking and service consistency can drive financial performance and optimize value for owners and occupiers of physical space.
 
Before joining the company, Tom served in JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Commercial Banking division as Vice Chairman of the company’s Real Estate Banking Group. During his tenure, he was responsible for U.S. real estate banking to top-tier real estate developers, investors, real estate operating companies, investment funds and REITs. His contributions helped JPMorgan Chase build a first-class lending business and become a dominant player in the space. He co-chaired the Real Estate Banking Investment Committee and served on the Global Real Estate Council for the firm.
 
Previously, Tom spent nearly a decade with Citibank, where he rose to the position of Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate Finance, overseeing the national origination platform and operations of a national loan portfolio. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at various banks and real estate companies in Texas and California.

EDUCATION

Tom received a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.