Mr. Thomas Scott is the founder and CEO of CA Ventures, an investment company focused on student housing, residential, retail and hospitality, office, and senior living real estate assets. Tom’s wealth of industry experience has helped CA expand into a multi-dimensional real estate company serving diverse aspects of property investment, development and management.
Tom has more than 25 years of direct commercial real estate experience in investment, development, finance, accounting, and asset management. As a veteran of the commercial real estate industry, he has held positions in nearly every sector of the business and has held executive-level roles with the industry’s top national, international, and publicly traded real estate firms, including Vornado Realty Trust, CBRE, Inc and U.S. Equities.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. As a member of the University of Illinois President’s Council, lifetime member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and The University of Illinois Foundation, he is committed to the pursuit and progress of higher education. Along with his wife, Julie, Tom advanced their passion for scholastic achievement and founded The Scott Family Foundation in 2010.
Tom is also committed to community endeavors. His support extends to a number of diverse organizations, including the YWCA, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Chicago Training Center, which assists underserved Chicago youth to achieve their athletic and academic potential through competitive rowing.
In 2012, Tom received the Arthur A. Rubloff Humanitarian Award from the Anti-Defamation League, in recognition of his success in real estate as well as his generous commitment to improving the lives of others.