Thomas Spear co-founder and CEO of Property Management Associates, a Los Angeles based real estate company focused on property management, has in excess of 30 years experience in commercial and residential real estate. Spear currently oversees the operations of over 175 real estate assets in the Southern California area valued in excess of $1.5 billion. He is responsible for the asset management, marketing, operations, performance, staffing, and construction for the properties within this portfolio.
Prior to founding Property Management Associates, Spear was the West Coast Managing Partner for Tishman Midwest Management and Leasing Services Company. In that capacity Spear was responsible for all day-to-day operations of a commercial real estate portfolio consisting of over 11 million feet located from Denver West to Hawaii.
Spear was also associated with VMS Realty Partners as their Vice President and Regional Manager. His responsibilities included management and marketing of over 13 million square feet of commercial and retail properties located in the Western States and valued in excess of $2.5 billion.
Prior to VMS Realty Partners, Spear was President of TSC Properties, Inc. the management subsidiary of The Seeley Company (currently Colliers International). As President, Spear was responsible for operations of in-house syndications and partnerships, fee-managed portfolio, as well as the profitability of TSC, Properties, Inc. Spear began his career by founding and selling real estate companies in Beverly Hills and Leucadia, California.
Spear has been a Board Member of the Los Angeles Business Council. He has served the community through his affiliations with the School on Wheels, United Way of Orange County, Hillcrest Boys Home, Town Hall, and Task Force for the Assessment of Abused Children, and Southern California College Group Counseling for Troubled Teens.
Spear holds a California Real estate Broker’s license and serves as a Superior and Federal Court Receiver.