Thomas McCarthy (MBA ’80)

Thomas McCarthy is the co-president of McCarthy Cook & Co., a commercial real estate investment, management and development company.  Founded in 1995 by McCarthy and Edward W. Cook III, McCarthy Cook & Co. has completed more than $3 billion of transactions involving office, medical research and mixed-use properties in California and Arizona.  The firm specializes in large compelx assets that afford a value-added opportunity.

McCarthy Cook & Co. invests its own capital together with its joint venture partners, including JP Morgan, RREEF, the Blackstone Group, and Stockbridge Capital Partners.  The firm maintains offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Sacramento and San Francisco.

Prior to founding McCarthy Cook & Co., McCarthy was a senior executive with Maguire Thomas Partners (now Magquire Properties), a major Los Angeles-based commercial real estate company, where he was responsible for the debt and equity financing of the firm's 12 million square foot portfolio.

McCarthy is vice chairman of the board of directos and serves on the executive committee of Junion Achievement of Souther California.  Through Junior Achievement, McCarthy teaches economics and entrepreneurship classes principally in inner city public schools.

McCarthy earned his MBA in finance from UCLA Anderson School of Mangement in 1980.  He is a member of the board of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  McCarthy is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute.  He graduated with honors from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  He is a native of Evantson, Ill.