Prior to joining hotelAVE, Tom was a partner and Managing Director of the largest US public finance advisory firm where he co-led the firm’s public private partnership (P3) practice and developed the firm’s alternative finance expertise in hospitality, convention centers, student housing and other alternative assets.
Tom has advised on a number of large infrastructure and public-private-partnership (P3) transactions in the US, and globally in the transportation, higher education, hospitality, energy and gaming sectors. Recent client engagements include student housing P3s for a number of large universities including the Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Oregon, the University System of Georgia, and the University of South Florida. In the hospitality and convention center industry, Tom has advised the City of Oklahoma City, City of Memphis, and Broward County (FL) on convention center hotel projects. Tom is currently advising the New Orleans Convention Center Authority on the development and financing of a new 1,200 room headquarters hotel project.
“The real estate and the hospitality industries are some of the most important contributors of urbanization today which remain highly local in character, cyclical, and difficult to understand. I am excited about working with our partners and clients as the industry becomes highly customer focused and how real estate, accommodations, and hospitality evolve in an increasing digital economy.”
Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago)
Community Partners for Affordable Housing
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Interests and Hobbies
Tom enjoys not-for-profit and civic engagement. He is an avid squash player and political junkie.