A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Thomas F. Taft, Sr. (“Tom”), is a graduate of Duke University, the University of North Carolina School of Law and also attended The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.
Tom oversees the day-to-day operations of all departments of Taft Family Ventures, individually reviewing all items which are critical to acquisitions, construction and operations. Prior to joining Taft Family Offices in 1988, he served three terms in the North Carolina State Senate, was a member of the UNC Board of Governors, the Southern Growth Policies Board and the North Carolina Museum of Art Board of Trustees.
Throughout the last 20 years, he has built upon his family’s history and experience as real estate developers constructing or acquiring real estate investments in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia and California. Tom has developed and owns interests in more than 3,000 apartments and nearly a million square feet of medical office, commercial office, retail, and warehouse/flex space, and holds additional ownership interests in office parks, retail spaces and mixed-use developments.