Tom has established and executed sound real estate strategy for hundreds of private, publicly held and not-for-profit organizations throughout the country over the past three decades. A licensed attorney, Tom spent 10 years as a partner with PriceWaterhouseCoopers serving on the international consulting firm’s Real Estate Steering Committee from offices in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis. Since co-founding TEGRA Group in 1996, Tom’s reasoned, assured and strategic approach to negotiations has earned him a reputation for delivering optimal, client-advantageous real estate transactions.
Areas of Expertise
Establishing real estate strategy that dovetails with business objectives
Innovative structuring of lease, purchase and financing transactions
Leading public messaging and internal communication for negotiation advantage
Leading negotiation efforts that optimize both the macro objectives and the less-obvious details
Education & Certification
Juris Doctorate, University of Minnesota Law School
Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Licensed Attorney and member of the Minnesota Bar
Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Minnesota and North Dakota
Among many board and leadership roles, Tom notes a particular passion for CommonBond Communities, the Midwest’s largest non-profit developer and manager of affordable housing. Tom served on CommonBond’s board of directors for 10 years, including two years as its chairperson, during which the organization completed an unprecedented capital campaign and its portfolio more than doubled.
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