Thomas K. Terrill




Tom Terrill is recognized as a private sector leader in regional economic development and real estate development.  His firm, The Terrill Company, founded in 1997, is a development services and investment firm that develops commercial real estate for long-term investment. The specialties include public/private partnerships, local economic development, environmentally contaminated properties, and infrastructure planning. Past projects include shopping centers, mixed-use medical campus, incubator office, redevelopment urban sites and suburban land development.

Prior to starting his own firm, Tom was President for twelve years of a regional investment development firm. During that period the firm created over 2 million square feet of successful projects including shopping centers, office buildings, industrial projects, and a large-scale amusement park. In addition, the firm managed a portfolio of over 300 companies and 3 million square feet.

Tom has devoted a significant portion of his personal time to community service, serving as President of the Contra Costa Council, and as Founder and President of the Contra Costa Economic Partnership. In that effort a new Regional Economic Development Entity was formed and funded that has streamlined permitting, opened successful Software Business and Telecommunications Incubators, and is formulating policy to retain the quality of life in the region while retaining the vitality of the economy. He is currently volunteering as Chair of a Recycled Water Plant for permitting and building a sustainable water source for Diablo Country Club.

Tom is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Economics. He has been an active volunteer for the Urban Land Institute and the East Bay Leadership Council. He has often been a speaker to a variety of business and community groups and has lectured for a number of educational programs. This has included courses at Saint Mary’s College, Cal State East Bay, Urban Land Institute and the Haas Business School at the University of California.