Over the course of his real estate finance career, Tomas ''Tom'' Velken has developed an in-depth understanding and deployment of real estate investment and real estate finance strategies. He founded Viking Real Estate Group in 1995 and since that time has facilitated a variety of transactions across the spectrum of development, tax deferred exchanges, acquisitions and dispositions of all real estate asset classes. Adept at structuring mortgages for residential as well as commercial borrowers, Tom Velken also offers consultancy services for such real estate matters as portfolio analysis, recapitalization planning and acquisition due diligence.

In the past, Tomas Velken worked closely with Inverness Real estate Associates, where he facilitated more than 250 transactions with a total value of over $200 million. He also achieved similar success in a role with Catellus Development Corporation, for which he performed financial analysis on $2.7 billion in improved and unimproved land located across 2 million acres. Tom Velken balances his professional responsibilities with an active personal life, which includes participation in a rock cover band that has raised more than $100,000 for local educational and outreach initiatives.