Thomas Townsend joins Richland as Acquisitions and Asset Manager after a yearlong apprenticeship studying under President and CEO, Edna Meyer-Nelson, where he located and analyzed office, industrial, flex and single tenant buildings as well as organized budgets for multiple properties in the Richland portfolio in addition to putting together investment packages. Under Meyer-Nelson’s stewardship, Thomas showed great promise and was tasked with aiding in finding and evaluating new potential properties in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Nashville; negotiating loans and refinancing new and existing properties as well as leading due diligence on newly acquired properties. Before coming to Richland, Townsend spent time as Transaction Coordinator at SwiftLease and as an Outside Sales Representative for UniFirst Corporation.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business, where he also received real estate certification and an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston’s Conrad Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. While at the Conrad Hilton School, he was on the dean’s list and minored in Beverage Marketing and Management. Additionally, he was President of the Bauer Graduate Real Estate Club and a student representative on the University of Houston’s Real Estate Executive Advisory Board.