Based in our Boston office, Tom’s role at Camoin Associates focuses on harnessing the power of data to uncover economic development opportunities and measure results. Aside from strategic plans, Tom has completed numerous economic impact analyses, real estate market and financial feasibility analyses, and supply chain studies. His work has included quantifying the economic impacts of complex policies and projects, building pro forma financial statements for multi-million-dollar developments, and conducting regional and site-specific real estate market analyses for a range of communities and use types.
Tom’s prior experience as a land use planning consultant serves as a valuable foundation for tackling economic development problems in communities with unique land use and zoning challenges. Tom has a special interest in strategies for downtown revitalization and the positive economic and social impacts that reinvigorating historic town centers can have on communities. Taking a data-driven approach, Tom has developed innovative, community-specific initiatives to spur revitalization through redevelopment, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and other creative methods.
Tom earned his Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he specialized in Real Estate Development and Placemaking. Tom also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.
Tom's Affecting Real Change
Tom has worked on several market analysis projects funded by MassDevelopment's Site Readiness Program. He is currently working with the Town of Chelmsford, MA, to inventory and assess a large, aging business park with fragmented ownership and significant vacancies. Camoin's work involves identifying industry clusters that the Town can target to fill vacant space in the park. Our recommendations will ultimately identify specific actions the Town can take to elevate the attractiveness of the park.
Tom acted as project manager and lead analyst on a market analysis for an underutilized, city-owned transit-oriented development site near Union Station in the City of New Haven, CT. Tom led the team in developing physical development concepts and programming for the site, and modeled their financial feasibility and residual value of the city-owned land. The analysis informed the City of the proceeds it could generate from the land sale and the potential economic and fiscal impact of redeveloping the site.
Tom served as lead analyst on a redevelopment analysis for the decommissioned Mitchell Power Station in Washington County, PA. Tom’s market demand analysis allowed the team to identify uses for the site, particularly those related to the natural gas supply chain. His research overlaid regional changes in the natural gas sector supply chain with trends in the industrial real estate market to determine an optimum use for the site. His analysis also modeled the financial feasibility of various redevelopment scenarios in terms of potential return for a prospective investor/developer.
In his free time, Tom can be found playing the clarinet, performing Greek folk dance, or wandering the streets of Boston.