T. Thomas Gates, CRE, Vice-Chairman
Tom is a founder and managing partner of Mirador Real Estate Advisors, a real estate advisory firm offering research-based real estate solutions to regional, national and international clients. He's also the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Tilman Thomas Gates PLLC, where he represents a select group of real estate development and corporate clients in the United States and abroad. Prior to starting his own firm, Tom represented commercial real estate developers and investors at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., where he was a shareholder and chair of the real estate development and finance practice group. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees at Duke University and earned a graduate degree in real estate at The Johns Hopkins University. Tom’s community involvement includes work with the Catawba Lands Conservancy, Queens University, the Charlotte Bilingual Preschool and the Charlotte Preschool Partnership.