Tom Fish, Managing Director, is based in Houston, Texas and is responsible for securing financing for owners and developers of all commercial real estate asset classes. Mr. Fish has been in the commercial real estate finance industry for over 30 years, and has extensive experience structuring and arranging debt, joint equity ventures, participating debt, as well as other structured finance transactions. He has been involved with numerous to-be-built developments as well as dispositions of institutional quality real estate. His transaction experience spans major, secondary, and tertiary markets throughout the U.S.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Fish served as Executive Managing Director and co-leader of the Capital Markets Finance practice of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) from 2010 to 2019. In this role, Mr. Fish was responsible for growing the platform and originating debt for projects and clients throughout the country. Under his leadership, and with his partners Tom and Mike Melody, the Capital Markets business grew to over $25 billion in annual volume. Before joining JLL, Mr. Fish was with CBRE/L.J. Melody & Company for 14 years, where he served as Vice Chairman. Prior to that, he was a co-owner of Post Oak Partners, a Houston-based real estate finance firm.
Mr. Fish has also been involved with numerous industry and community organizations. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Mixed Use Silver Council, and the University of Texas Real Estate Center. He is former Chair of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and currently serves on the board of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation, as well as Co-Chair of the Jewish Federation’s Commercial Real Estate Society.
Mr. Fish earned a BBA with dual majors in finance and marketing from the University of Texas. He is married to Shari Fish and has three children.