Tom McCarthy is the Co-President of McCarthy Cook & Co. ("MCC") a Los Angeles based commercial real estate investment and management firm. Founded in 1995 by Mr. McCarthy and Edward W. Cook, MCC invests in office, mixed use, medical research and technology properties in the major markets of the western U.S. The firm is a vertically integrated operating company. Its current and former institutional partners include JP Morgan Investment Management, Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Canyon Capital Advisors, the California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS), the Blackstone Group, Stockbridge Capital Partners and BayNorth Capital. MCC maintains offices in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, San Francisco and Phoenix.
McCarthy Cook has completed over $3 billion in transactions. Its current portfolio encompasses 3 million square feet of space and includes China Basin in San Francisco (930,000 sq. ft.) and a recently acquired 1 million sq. ft. portfolio in Phoenix. The firm is also nearing completion of a 230,000 sq. ft., $225 million neuroscience medical research facility pre-leased to the University of California San Francisco.
Prior to co-founding McCarthy Cook & Co., Mr. McCarthy was a senior executive with Maguire Thomas Partners (now Maguire Properties), a major Los Angeles-based commercial real estate development company.
Mr. McCarthy is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors and serves on the Executive Committee of Junior Achievement of Southern California. Through Junior Achievement, Mr. McCarthy teaches economics and entrepreneurship classes principally in inner-city public schools.
Mr. McCarthy holds an MBA in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he is a member of the Ziman Center and serves on the Advisory Board of the Fink Center for Finance and Investments. He is a member of the Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkley. Mr. 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 Evanston, Illinois.