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A native St. Louisan, Tom attended Miami University (OH), earning Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Political Science.  He later earned a law degree from the University of Tulsa’s College of Law and is a licensed attorney in Missouri and Oklahoma.  Tom provides professional real estate development services to the senior management of Chapman Ventures, LLC and related entities. 

Tom’s career has always involved real estate – whether in his capacity as in-house counsel, private practice attorney, or developer of residential and commercial properties.  In these roles, Tom focused on both office and retail commercial projects as well as residential development.  He has led efforts related to initial site selection, due diligence processes, entitlement and permitting with local, state and federal agencies, conventional financing and incentive programs such as TIFs, oversight of transaction closing process, title work and review, and negotiation of all financial real estate development, architectural, engineering and construction contracts.  He also oversaw all aspects of construction management at a senior level. His most recent position was with one of the region’s largest homebuilders, Payne Family Homes.

Tom is a member of the Missouri Bar, Oklahoma Bar, The National Association of Homebuilders, The Homebuilders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, and is Past-President of the St Louis Priory School Alumni Board of Directors.