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Based in Richmond, VA, Tom specializes in retail tenant representation and agency leasing for the Mid-Atlantic region.  In addition to site selection and acquisition experience, his core competencies include lease negotiations, sales and sales management expertise, process development and implementation, strategic planning, research and portfolio optimization.  He is responsible for overall development and execution of leasing strategies to maximize each property’s full potential.  Tom has strong knowledge of marketing, development and negotiations to better assist clients on achieving their overall asset goals through the implementation and execution of strategic merchandising and leasing plans. 

Tom has over 15 years of retail development and real estate experience including strategy design and execution experience at the local, regional and national levels.  Prior to joining JLL, he was a Partner and Senior Director at GVA Advantis where he assisted tenants’ market development, expansion and store roll-out efforts.  He was the team lead for the leasing and marketing of a 1.4 million-square-foot retail and mixed-use portfolio across the Richmond and Hampton Roads regions. Tom co-founded and was Senior Vice President at Tower Park Real Estate where he was responsible for the leasing and sales at Port Warwick, a 150-acre, award-winning, mixed-use development.

Education and affiliations
Tom received dual bachelor of science degrees in Economics and Sociology from James Madison University. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and former member of the ULI Young Leaders of Virginia.  He is a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) candidate and Eagle Scout.