Prior to Civicap Partners, Tom co-founded Lionstone Investments, a real estate investment firm specializing in conceptualizing, researching and executing investment strategies.
Lionstone invested approximately $9.5B over 17 years. Lionstone was sold to Columbia Threadneedle in 2017 with $6.5B of AUM invested in 17 cities across the US.
Prior to its sale in 2017, Tom served as its chief executive officer and lead partner responsible for the firm’s national urban investments, U.S. land investment and development investment funds.
Prior to forming Lionstone, Tom was as a senior vice president at Hines. During his tenure at Hines, he was involved in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of office, residential and industrial real estate domestically, as well as established Hines’ operations in Latin America.
Tom’s community activities include serving as the President/Chairman of the Houston Parks Board for 14 years, where he led the formation of Bayou Greenways 2020, a public-private partnership creating access to 3,000 acres of linear parks and 150 miles of off-road trails within the City of Houston. In addition to his service on the advisory board of Rice University’s Kinder Institute, Tom serves on the board of Texas Children’s Hospital and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).
Tom earned a Master of Business Administration from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Architecture. In 2017, Tom was the inaugural recipient of the Kinder Institute’s Stephen L. Klineberg Award for distinguished service to Houston.