Professional Bio

Tom started his real estate career in 1973, working for the federal government in New York City, NY and later in San Francisco, CA. His accomplishments during his years with the federal government were varied and extensive and included simple as well as complex real estate and construction projects throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Pacific Territories. Tom left federal employment in 1981, starting his own consulting practice, providing expert advice on construction and real estate matters. In 1989, Tom obtained his California real estate broker’s license as well as his general contractor’s license.

Tom’s extensive real estate and construction background has prepared him well and allows him to skillfully represent clients on a variety of property types – vacant land, office buildings, condominiums, multi-family projects and single family homes – enabling them to attain their short and long term real estate goals. Tom especially enjoys projects that involve complex contractual matters because it allows him to utilize the full range of his experience and expertise. Through the years Tom has established a national network of contacts and he continues to represent property owners throughout the US, as well as internationally. Tom is a member of INRELCO, International Relocation Consultants.

Expertise

Tom can provide brokerage or consulting services for both residential and commercial type properties. His first love is being able to utilize all his talents - both in construction as well as real estate. This desire to use all his talents has led him naturally to projects involving new construction and/or extensive repair and alteration. Some of his oldest clients and friends are builders and developers of real estate projects.

Tom has a keen understanding of real estate as an investment. He has combined this expertise with his background in federal and state government leased projects and has created a “niche” market, brokering federal and state government leased properties for investor clients.

Markets Serrved

Residential Properties

Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, CA with special emphasis on Lamorinda (Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda) and Walnut Creek.

Tom has been a Lafayette resident since 1979. Tom and his wife, Susan, generously donate their time and talents to their church, the local schools and their community for a variety of projects.

Commercial/Investment Properties

Nationwide and International

Tom continues to represent investor clients, providing them with expert and timely advice and assistance with regard to acquiring, disposing or trading investment properties locally as well as across the country. Tom also manages several local family owned investment properties.

Clients

Residential: (see references attached)

Commercial: (see references attached)

Education:

M.P.A, 1976, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

B.S., 1974, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Magna cum laude

(see specialized education in real estate and construction attached)

Licenses:

CA Real Estate Broker, Lic. No. 01127257

CA General Building Contractor, Lic No. B-592174

EPA Radon Testing Specialist, Cert. No. 122320T

State of California, Radon Tester, Cert No. 163

Memberships:

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

National Association of Realtors (NAR)

California Association of Realtors (CAR)

Contra Costa Association of Realtors (CCAR) and (MLS)

MLS Exchange (Eight County SF Bay Area MLS)

Real Estate Cyberspace Society (RECS) (Advisory Board Member)

International Relocation Consultants (INRELCO)

Luxury Real Estate (LRE) (application pending)

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) (membership being considered)

American Society of Real Estate (ARES) (co-editor of Journal of Real Estate Research)

The Federal Landlords Association (founder and President)

Building Trades Association

Construction Industry Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Task Force

The Association of Energy Engineers

Environmental Engineers & Managers Institute

American Arbitration Association (National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators)


Honors and Awards:

Who's Who in American Univ. & Colleges 1973‑74

Who's Who in California, 14th ed. 1983

Who's Who in the West, 20th ed. 1985‑86

Who's Who in America, 44th ed. 1987

Real Estate Cyberspace Society’s Cyber Guru Hall of Fame

Military:

1967 – 1970 U.S. Navy – Decorated Vietnam Veteran – Honorable Discharge

Additional Information:

Author: Tom is an avid reader of real estate and construction journals and has authored several texts and conducted­­ seminars on the subject of real estate and construction contracts. The texts are: Lease Contracting/Lease Law (600p), GSA Training Center, Washington, DC. 1983; Construction Contracting (300p), GSA Training Center, Washington, DC. 1984; A Lessor's Guide to Federal Lease Contracts 1st ed. (300p), 2nd ed. (600p), Federal Landlord's Association, Moraga, CA. 1984 and 1990; Space Acquisition and Management Manual (200p), Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. 1993. Tom is also a contributing writer and co-editor for Government Leasing News a quarterly newsletter published by The Federal Landlord's Association, an Associate Editor for Computer Applications and Software Reviews for the Journal of Real Estate Research and a book reviewer for the Journal of Real Estate Literature both published by the American Real Estate Society.

Arbitrator/Neutral: Tom believes in giving back to his community and to his profession, beginning in 1980 Tom has volunteered his time as an arbitrator for real estate, construction and design contract disputes. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association National Panel of Commercial and Construction Arbitrators; the Roster of Neutrals of the Administrative Conference of the United States; a member of the fee arbitration panels for the Alameda and Contra Costa County, California Bar Associations; and the Construction Industry's Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Task Force.

Community: Tom and Susan have lived in Lafayette continuously since 1979. They raised their three adult sons, Brian, Tim and Gavin in Lafayette and they donate generously of their time and talents to a variety of community and church based activities.

Tom is a member of St. Perpetua’s Catholic Church Pastoral Council, a member of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Advisory Board, a CYO basketball coach (for the past 16 years), a former AAU basketball coach, a past member of the Acalanes Union HS District 7-11 Advisory Panel, a past member of the Lafayette Parklands Blue Ribbon Task Force.

Susan is active in St. Perpetua’s School Alumni Moms, she is a past committee chair for Yes on Measures A and B for the Acalanes HS District, she and Tom are past members of the St Perpetua School Board and Parents Association, the Campolindo HS Parents Association, and past Booster Club representatives for Campolindo HS men’s basketball and volleyball teams. Susan is an avid tennis player and a member of the Sleepy Hollow and Moraga Swim and Tennis Club tennis teams.