Multifamily Housing Developer
Tom is an Independent Multifamily Real Estate developer with properties in Houston, Texas. He worked with Houston community leaders to revitalize a neighborhood impacted by crime and blight. Tom was instrumental in developing a community revitalization plan (“Super Block”), creating a coalition of neighborhood homeowners, apartment owners, small businesses, City of Houston political leaders, the Near Northwest Management District, and the Houston Police department. Ultimately the City of Houston closed three large apartment complexes and razed two of the properties in the neighborhood. A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was awarded in 2010 by HUD and the City of Houston to Mr. Miller and two additional adjacent properties. 1200 units in a three-block area were completely modernized, and the community was revitalized as measured by an 80% reduction in neighborhood crime. The neighborhood was transformed from “the most dangerous neighborhood in Houston” (as stated by Houston news reporters), to an affordable and safe community, and remains so today. Tom continues as a member of the Business Development Committee for Houston’s Northwest Management District. Prior professional experience was in the computer and telecommunications industry. He resides in San Rafael California with his wife Kate Keating.