Tom McCarthy is the Co-President and Co-Chief Investment Officer 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 Alliance Bernstein Asset Management, Northwood Investors, J.P.Morgan Investment Management, Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Canyon Capital Advisors, CalPERS, the Blackstone Group, Stockbridge Capital Partners, BayNorth Capital and Prudential Real Estate Investors. MCC maintains offices in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, San Francisco, San Diego and Phoenix.
McCarthy Cook has completed over $4.5 billion in transactions. Its current portfolio encompasses 4.4 million square feet of space in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, San Diego and Phoenix. The McCarthy Cook portfolio includes China Basin Landing (930,000 sq. ft.) which the firm has owned since 1997 and is one of the preeminent locations for technology firms in San Francisco. The firm is currently reimaging traditional office buildings to appeal to contemporary tenants in Los Angeles, Pasadena and San Diego. Prior to co-founding McCarthy Cook & Co., Mr. McCarthy was a senior executive with Maguire Thomas Partners (predecessor to MPG Trust), a major former 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.