Tommy began his career in real estate with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, as a representative of the Business/Industry Development Division, coordinating North Carolina’s marketing and industrial recruitment activities. His work there resulted in the creation of 2,000 new jobs. Additionally, he participated in negotiating the first project specific, state legislature funded incentive package for site preparation and utility extensions totaling $5 million for a large dishwasher manufacturing facility in eastern North Carolina.
Since joining Hart Corporation in 1988, Tommy has completed sale or lease transactions on over 90% of the exclusive agencies he’s handled. He has also conceived, designed and managed numerous community speculative shell building programs, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs in those communities.
Specialties: Industrial Real Estate Brokerage and Development, Site Selection and Incentives Negotiations, Brownfield Properties and Contingent Liability Risk Transfer Properties, Economic Development Consulting, Speculative Shell Building Conception and Marketing.
Extensive experience in industrial real estate brokerage and development of industrial buildings and industrial parks. 27 years as an industrial real estate broker, developer and site selection consultant.
• Hart Corporation – Senior Vice President and Partner, 1988 to Present
Industrial real estate brokerage and development as well as Site Selection Consultant, working in SC, NC, VA and WV with active licenses. Active as both a listing broker and tenant representative of industrial properties.
2000 to Present in the capacity of Its Senior Vice President and Partner
• North Carolina Department of Commerce – 1985 – 1988
Development Representative – Business/Industry – Development Division, responsible for recruitment of new industry into the State of North Carolina
• Blue Ridge Industrial Supply Company, 1982 – 1985
Assistant Branch Manager and Purchasing Agent for a multiple branch industrial supply distributorship
Past member Board of Directors – North Carolina Economic Developers Association
Past member Carlisle School Alumni Board
Past Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House – Charlotte
Past Primary Caregiver- Novant Health Harris Hospice Unit
Past Vice Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Industrial and Pollution Control Authority
Past Volunteer Fundraiser for the Wake County United Way
Past Chair North Carolina Young Republicans for Caldwell County and Wake County
Past National Committeeman for the North Carolina Young Republicans
SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
CRCBR – Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors
NCEDA – North Carolina Economic Developers Association
SCEDA – South Carolina Economic Developers Association
VEDA - Virginia Economic Developers Association
SEDC – Southern Economic Development Council
Guest Presenter and Expert
SCEDA – Advanced Symposium
North Carolina Department of Revenue Annual County Assessor’s Review
Expansion Management Magazine/Industry Week Roundtable Presenter
SIOR Carolinas Chapter Roundtable Presenter
Partial List of Clients
Dispositions – Springs Industries, Springs Global US, Inc., Ball Corporation, Technimark, LLC, Robert Bosch Corporation, Konica, Minolta, Matsushita Panasonic, JTEKT/American Koyo Corporation, Tenneco, Inc, Mikasa-American Commercial, Inc., Diebold, SKF Corporation, Outboard Marine Corporation, Corning Glassworks, Inc., Corning Cable, VF Corporation, The Shelton Companies, Actuant Corporation, Guilford Mills, Inc., International Jenson, Inc., Cintas Corporation, United Technologies, Hella Lighting, Berry Plastics Corporation, Volvo/Mack Truck
Acquisitions – Ardagh Group, Kawai, General Marble Corporation/RSI, DNP America (Dai Nippon Printing), Iljin USA Corporation, RollEase, Elkay Manufacturing, Pactiv, Packaging Corporation of America, The Timken Company, Warner Lambert, Milgard Manufacturing, Inc. BF Corporation, Consolidated Metco, Guardian Fiberglass, Exxon Chemical.
Food Processors – The Pork Company, Ruiz Food Products, Inc., Shamrock Foods Company, Carnation (Nestlē USA), General Foods Corporation.