Tom is an executive director of the firm and joined the group in early 2004. He has over 30 years of experience in the property industry with a particular focus in land economics, funds management, property development, mature assets, joint ventures, capital management and general investment.
During his time with GIPL, Tom has been involved in numerous investment related projects including residential sub-division, townhouses, office, hotel, retail, apartments and mixed use developments throughout Victoria, NSW and South East Queensland in both metropolitan and regional areas.
In addition to his executive responsibilities, Tom is currently Chair of the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) Geelong Chapter and a member of its Finance and Taxation Committee. His contribution to the industry has also included lecturing part time in Valuation of Listed Property Securities for the Securities Institute of Australia, and in Land Economy for Melbourne University.
During 2009 and 2010, Tom provided extensive services to the Victorian State Government
(Department of Housing) as part of the nation-building programme funded by the Commonwealth
Government. Specifically, Tom represented the State in dealing and negotiating with developers for the provision of social housing.
Prior to joining GIPL, Tom was employed in various property related roles including transaction
management and property consultancy, with a specific focus on investment management and
evaluation, and corporate real estate. In particular, Tom was a Director of Investment and Advisory with Urbis Pty Ltd, where he had responsibility for advising various large employee superannuation funds in their investment strategies, property holdings and new investment initiatives, and consulting to significant corporate real estate owners and occupiers. Prior to his time with Urbis, Tom was an Associate Director with Deloitte in their corporate finance division and a Director of Asset Management with Stanton Hillier Parker, a national estate agency practice.
Tom is the responsible manager and key person for the firm’s Australian Financial Services Licence