Tom has over 15 years of experience in finance, construction, and real estate investing. Within three years of receiving his undergraduate degree in finance, Tom parlayed an internship in the mailroom at Merrill Lynch in Boston into a position as an Assistant Vice President on a mutual fund sales desk at Merrill Lynch’s asset management headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. He moved back to the Boston area in 2003 for a similar position at Guardian Investor Services, but with the closing of his first creative real estate deal in2002, he knew had found his true passion – real estate investing.
In order to learn the business literally from the ground up, Tom left the financial services industry to go to work in the building trades – initially as a carpenter’s apprentice and ultimately founding a residential contracting company. This entrepreneurial endeavor gave Tom the opportunity to oversee all aspects of a company and also provided invaluable hands-on construction and project management experience.
The residential construction industry was one of the hardest hit by the financial crisis, and in late 2008 Tom moved on to an asset management role at Boston Capital, one of the largest tax credit equity syndication shops in the country. While there, he was responsible for construction administration and equity disbursements for over 40 properties in various stages of construction andlease-up, constituting more than 2,200 units and $300,000,000 in total development costs. Looking to round out his experience on the debt side, Tom accepted a position as Portfolio Manager at CWCapital, which was subsequently acquired by Walker & Dunlop, one of the top ten commercial lenders in the country. At W&D, Tom held roles in underwriting and originations, where he structured and closed nearly $100,000,000 in financing in the multifamily/large loan space.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance from Stonehill College, and a Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Boston University. He is a licensed real estate salesperson and general contractor in Massachusetts. He also earned the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation from NAHB and the Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association.