Tom Lussenhop is Senior Vice President at U3Advisors. With a background in real estate development, project management, and stabilized asset management, Tom is heavily involved in both the advisory and development capacities of the firm. He has spearheaded U3’s work with Rice University, University of the Sciences, Princeton University, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Lehigh University, and the Greater Trenton Initiative, and has been instrumental on myriad other projects.
Prior to joining U3 in 2013, Tom was the founder of Lussenhop & Partners, an advisory firm that served non-profit institutions facing complex real estate and community development challenges. Tom was also the founding CEO and President of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation in Ohio, a start-up public/private partnership aimed at catalyzing market rate housing development. From 1996 to 2002, he served as Managing Director of Real Estate for the University of Pennsylvania.
Tom has long pursued mixed-use redevelopment opportunities in high barrier-to-entry “eds and meds” real estate markets. Since 2004, he has completed over $60 million in residential, hotel, and land development projects in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia.
Tom received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Public Affairs and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1987, and has spoken widely on urban redevelopment, housing, and development financing.