Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hillwood
Tom Mason is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hillwood. Since he joined Hillwood in 1992, Mason 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. As CFO, Mason presently manages the Corporate Services functions of accounting, financial reporting, treasury, forecasting, risk management and lender relations.
Prior to joining Hillwood, Mason worked at VMS Realty Partners in Chicago, assisting with its $9 billion debt restructuring and asset liquidation.
Mason previously worked for 11 years in the commercial property development group of Lincoln Property Company, where he had accounting and financial responsibility. As executive vice president of finance, Mason was integral in initiating financial relationships for Lincoln, allowing his division to develop in excess of $3 billion of office, retail and industrial projects during his tenure.
Prior to Lincoln, Mason served as audit manager in the Dallas office of Kenneth Leventhal & Company, the nationally acclaimed real estate accounting services firm, and senior auditor with Arthur Andersen in the real estate and natural resources division.
Mason graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in math and general business. After completing his active duty training in the U.S. Army Reserve, he joined the staff of a Dallas-based individual investor with interests in oil and gas, cattle ranching and real estate. He obtained his CPA certificate in the State of Texas in 1973.