Tom Hughes

Managing Director Tom Hughes

Tom brings 15 years of industry experience to the Firm. As a Managing Director, he leads the firm’s self storage investment platform. He is responsible for defining and implementing the Firm’s strategy, and executing the sourcing, analysis and closing of joint venture partnerships. He also focuses on the sourcing and closing of transactions and joint venture relationships within the firms senior housing sector. He has been responsible for over $3.6B of self storage and senior housing transactions through the firm’s various closed and open-ended funds in the US and Canada.

Prior to joining Harrison Street, he worked in the Acquisitions group at AEW Capital Management, a global real estate investment management firm. In that role, he was responsible for underwriting and evaluating core, value add and development real estate transactions for senior housing, office, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. Tom also worked in the Asset Management group at AEW Capital Management. In this capacity, he performed financial analysis for asset and portfolio managers, communicated with property managers and operating partners, and developed quarterly asset valuations and annual business plans for multifamily and office properties.

Tom received his BS in Business Administration from Babson College with concentrations in finance and real estate. He is a member of the Young Leaders Group of the Self Storage Association and the Babson College Alumni Association.