Tom Mason is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Hillwood. Since joining Hillwood in 1992, Tom has been instrumental in managing the company’s financial affairs, including establishing and maintaining construction and permanent lending relationships, establishing treasury and financial reporting controls, and assisting in business and tax planning processes. Before joining Hillwood, Tom worked with VMS Realty Partners in Chicago, assisting with its $9B debt restructuring and asset liquidations. Tom previously worked in the commercial property development group of Lincoln Property Company, where he had accounting and financial responsibility. As Executive Vice President of Finance, Tom was integral in initiating financial relationships for Lincoln, allowing his division to develop more than $3B in office, retail, and industrial projects.
Before Lincoln, Tom served as an audit manager in the Dallas office of Kenneth Leventhal & Company and acted as a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in the real estate and nature resources division.
Tom graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Math and General Business and obtained his CPA certificate in the State of Texas in 1973. In 2017, Tom was appointed to the Board of Regents at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he currently serves as Board Secretary and Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee.