Tom in His Own Words
"He understands our appetite for risk when it comes to working with lenders and entering into joint venture agreements and contracts. He understands our risk tolerance better than anyone."
Tom is a partner in the Real Estate Group and focuses on acquisitions and dispositions of all product types across the nation, including multi-family, office, industrial, retail and hotel. Tom is particularly experienced in the financing aspects of his client’s projects. Over the years, Tom has developed a significant amount of experience with non-recourse financing, including CMBS and mezzanine loans. This experience has led to a significant practice involving troubled mortgage loans, including restructurings, workouts and defense of foreclosure and guaranty suits.
Tom’s practice philosophy is to “own” a client’s matter. What matters to the client, matters to Tom. Tom looks to maintain a level of engagement with his clients such that he lives every deal step-by-step in order to make sure the client is satisfied. Tom brings a level of practicality to problem-solving by applying a business approach to the issues. Above all, Tom is a “deal guy” who wants to see his client’s transaction close.
Tom was recognized individually in the 2012-2018 editions of Chambers USA in the area of Real Estate: Illinois (see related press release). Chambers noted that his clients had the following to say, “We love working with him. Fantastic service, great advice, and he could not be more responsive. He sets the bar high for other firms."