Tom has been a real estate professional since 1999. In 2010, he co-founded Elmdale Partners, an investment company focused on value-add real estate assets and real estate service company platforms. Elmdale currently purchases, develops and oversees both commercial and residential assets in the Chicagoland area through on of the funds it manages.
As CEO of Elmdale, Tom led a roll-up strategy of residential brokerage firms centered around the CENTURY 21® brand and acquired over 50 different offices and companies to create one of the largest CENTURY 21® franchises in the world with over 1,400 sales associates in three states.
Elmdale's holdings also include one of the largest title insurance companies in the Midwest, a successful property/casualty insurance company, and Elmdale started the first real estate based technology accelerator in the country - Elmspring - which invests in start-up technology companies specializing in real estate disruption. Elmdale has garnered several prestigious awards over its six year history: Top 20 Residential Real Estate Firms in the US, Chicago Real Estate Housing Innovation Award and Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Award.
Tom received a JD and an MS in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin and lives and works in the Chicagoland area with his wife Jennifer and their two children.