About Tom



Renovation Consultant Since 1995
Real Estate & Construction Inspection & Evaluation
Development & Condo Conversion Consultant
1042 No. Mountain Avenue • Upland, CA 91786
Cell: 909 / 913-3304


As a HUD Certified Renovation Consultant, Tom has completed 1800+ Property Inspections, Specifications of Repairs & Cost Estimates. He has also been employed by HUD, as a Sub-Contractor, to perform case audits, evaluating the work of other 203(k) Consultants. Many major investors are counted among his client list, several have called upon him to work-out problem cases and to perform case audits.

He is proficient in completing the required Specification of Repairs, Feasibility Studies, Plan Reviews and Draw Request Fund Control Inspections and delivering them in a timely and professional manner. A completed Specification of Repairs must be delivered to the Appraiser, prior to the Appraiser visiting the property. With the Specification of Repairs in hand, the Appraiser will determine the After Value, which is what the loan amount will be based upon.

Do not hesitate to call to discuss any scenario you may be considering e.g. Renovation, room addition, 2nd story add-on, site development, investment properties, etc

If you are located in Southern California, he is available to meet with Buyers, Sellers, Lenders, Investors, Non-Profits, and others to discuss scenarios Contact Form

Summary of Qualifications

  • Real Estate License, since 1979
  • Apartment House Broker, 1980 – 1986
  • Real Estate Syndicator, 1982 – 1986
  • General Contractor License, since 1987
  • Swimming Pool Contractor License, since 1990
  • HUD Certified 203(k) Consultant – since 1995
  • Los Angeles City Building Dept, Seismic Retrofit training, 1994-1995
  • ASTM Training – Phase One Environment Assessment Screening
  • American Red Cross Disaster Institute – Survey & Damage Assessment Training
  • Condominium Conversion & Property Development Consultant – since 2004

Construction & Real Estate Experience: 1974 to present

  • Ralph M. Parsons Co., Engineers & Constructors, Pasadena, CA
    ~ Project Manager on numerous domestic & international projects, Pre-contract forecasting, analysis and feasibility, on-site / off-site supervision
  • H. Bruce Hanes Apartment House Brokers, Riverside & San Marino Offices
    ~ Represented Buyers, Sellers & Investors throughout Southern California
    ~ Investment seminar presenter
  • Westland Venture Company – Private Placement Syndicator
    ~ Purchased, renovated & leased 12,045+ SF, 2 story office building
    ~ Purchased, renovated & leased two 30 unit apartment buildings
    ~ Purchased existing office building and constructed additional office building on same lot
  • California Horizons – Private Placement Syndicator
    ~ Purchased and combined two lots, obtained zoning change,  building permits & constructed nineteen (19) unit apartment building
  • After the 1994 Northridge Earthquake
    ~ Completed Dozens of Earthquake related repairs, new foundations, renovation and retrofits
  • As HUD Certified Renovation Consultant
    ~ Has completed 1800+ on-site property inspections, evaluations, Specifications of Repairs & Cost Estimates for Investors, Insurers, lenders, asset managers, buyers & sellers
  • As a Designer / Development Consultant / Condo Conversion Consultant
    ~ Experienced in all aspects of design, project management, financing, contract negotiation and consultation.
    ~ Condo Conversion Tract Map applications, DRE HOA Requirements, Land Use change application
    ~ New Construction, Rehab, Renovation, Remodel, Design, Plans, Permits, Change of Use Applications
    ~ Designed 12 condo project, plans, permits, Owners Representative
    ~ Converted existing, abandoned convalescent & commercial buildings to Residential Living Units

Past Projects:

  • Condo Conversion Consultant: Los Angeles & San Diego Counties, converted Apartment & Commercial properties to Condos and/or Live-work Lofts
  • Beaumont: Project Manager, Owners Representative, Change of Use Process for Condo Conversion of 3 one story commercial buildings, former convalescent home, being converted to 14 residential living units. Designed floor plans, arranged engineering, Planning Dept. approvals, Building Dept permits, prepared construction cost estimates
  • Beaumont: Designer / Consultant 12 condo project, design, plans & permits
  • Banning: Designer / Consultant / Project Manager, Owners Representative. Renovation of four buildings, designed to convert commercial to residential units, obtained Planning Dept. & Building Dept approvals
  • San Diego: Renovation Consultant, Specification of Repairs, Cost Estimate, and Fund Control – 80 year old house demolished and new 4 unit, 3 story building constructed
  • Pasadena & Altadena: Historic Craftsman house cut into 4 sections, moved to vacant lot in Altadena and re-assembeled on new foundation. Renovation Consultant, Specification of Repairs, Cost Estimate, and Fund Control –

Professional Affiliations

  • CSLB – California State License Board
  • NAPPS – National Association of Private Placement Syndicators, Founding Member / Director
  • NKBA – National Kitchen & Bath Association Designer, past member
  • ICBO – International Council of Building Officials, past member
  • EAA – Environmental Assessment Association, past member
  • ASTM – American Society of Testing & Materials, past member
  • CSEC – California State Energy Commission Auditor, past member
  • SOLE – Society of Logistic Engineers, past member
  • FMC – Federal Maritime Commission Practitioner, past member
  • NMC – National Maritime Commission, Shipper Advisor, past member