Thomas F. Hahn, Jr.
Tom Hahn is a successful entrepreneur, financier, and real estate operator with nearly 30 years of capital markets and real estate investing experience, including the active management of over five-dozen LLCs with holdings that consist of a neighborhood shopping centers, office and flex space, single-tenant retail properties, multi-family properties, and single family residential investment properties throughout the Midwest, Mid Atlantic and the Southeast. Tom founded PGP in 2015 primarily as a way to work with many friends, investors, and partners who were interested in building a diversified real estate portfolio with a goal of achieving strong cash flow and long-term equity growth.
Prior to starting PGP, Tom co-founded Chapel Hill Brokers, an energy derivatives firm that was acquired by ICAP Energy, LLC, the world's largest energy derivatives firm. He played a leadership role in many strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategy decisions for the firm while also managing the US power derivatives businesses. He spent his early career on Wall Street as an oil derivatives traders at a private fund and two different global investment banks. Tom is an expert in acquisitions and dispositions, deal structuring, negotiation, management, finance, and investor relations. As a long-term participant in the real estate and capital markets, he has navigated a variety of economic cycles and interest rate environments, including the “great recession” of 2008.
Tom is an active angel and VC investor, with stakes in several startups, including Chapel Hill Broadband (exit in 2001), Bandwidth.com (which successfully completed an IPO in 2017), Republic Wireless, Renewable Choice Energy (acquired by Schneider Electric in 2016), and Wedpics (acquired in 2017). He is a member of the Triangle Angel Partners, an angel fund designed to assist and invest in startup companies in the Raleigh Durham area.
Tom was a founding board member of DurhamCares and Samaritan Health Center, and he served as President of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle. He is currently a Trustee of Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons.