In his 32-year career, Tom Elmer has been involved in virtually every aspect of real estate investment, development and management. He has directly asset-managed retail, office and industrial properties totaling more than 31 million square feet and 1400 apartment units. Tom is a Certified Property Manager, a Certified Public Accountant, a former Deloitte Consulting Partner and a frequent speaker and author on real estate strategy, investment, management and financial analysis and structuring.

Prior to joining the team at Welsh, Tom was the Co-Founder, Managing Director, and CFO of Onward Investors, LLC, playing a pivotal role in the company’s financial and general operations. He was also the CFO of Opus Northwest, L.L.C. where he was responsible for managing corporate performance and financial risks for Opus Northwest, its subsidiaries, and joint venture structures as well as being responsible for strategic planning & forecasting, treasury & cash management, continuous process improvement, accounting, financial & tax reporting, and information management. In addition to Onward Investors, Opus, and Deloitte, Tom’s career includes service with Kensington Realty Advisors, Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, Ted Glasrud Associates, and Peat Marwick, where he held progressively greater degrees of responsibility.

Thomas E. Elmer, CPM, CPA (inactive)


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