Tom Scott - Panelist Chief Executive Officer, CA Ventures
Tom Scott is the founder and CEO of CA Ventures (“CA”), a vertically integrated real estate investment management company with a $10 billion portfolio across the United States, UK, Continental Europe, and Latin America. The Chicago-based firm pioneered purpose-built student living communities in the U.S. and is now one of the largest owner/operators of student housing in the country. Over the past 15 years, CA has grown its $75 million single-asset portfolio into an international, multi-dimensional real estate company providing comprehensive investment management, development, asset and property management services to its broad range of commercial real estate asset classes including: student living, multifamily residential, senior living, office and industrial. Under Tom’s leadership, CA will continue on this impressive growth trajectory – more than doubling its current portfolio size over the next five years and significantly expanding its international footprint.
Tom received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. Mr. Scott has more than 25 years of direct commercial real estate experience in investment, development, finance, accounting, and asset management. As a veteran of the 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.
Tom is known for his commitment to community endeavors and corporate philanthropy.