Lasting Success Comes from Relationships

The Tristar team has been developing large-scale real estate projects for over 20 years.  These projects span all asset classes and include extensive land development.  Tristar handles all phases of the development process, including project origination, design, entitlement, finance and construction, working closely with industry professionals for each phase.

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Senior Executives

Michael Towerman

Michael Towerman


Michael began his career in 1983 as a real estate attorney and entered the real estate development field in 1988. Since then, he has been responsible for development of nearly a billion dollars of property in multiple asset classes, including the development of Gateway Commerce Center (one of the largest industrial parks in the United States), apartment complexes, office parks, shopping centers and residential subdivision land.

Prior to co-founding TriStar in 1996, Michael was Vice President of a nationally recognized shopping center development company. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Mitch Wexler

Mitch Wexler

Chief Financial Officer

Mitch is a CPA, MBA with over 30 years experience in management and finance. His experience includes positions with international giants Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. and Nestle, USA, as well as an eight-year stint as Chief Financial Officer of a local chemical distributor. Mitch is primarily responsible for all accounting, tax, administrative, information technology, and human resource functions for TriStar.

Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas


Rod has been a real estate investor and developer for over thirty years. Rod was one of the founders and currently acts as the Chairman of TriStar Property Associates, which is one of the nation’s pre-eminent property acquisition and development firms, with experience in a broad array of asset classes.

Prior to his involvement with real estate, Rod established a residential construction company that was sold to a national firm in 1999.

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Tristar is one of the most accomplished developers in the central U.S., with a 20 year history of successful relationships and great outcomes for all parties.  Our team focuses its geographic coverage on areas within a two-hour flight from the corporate headquarters in St. Louis.

Tristar’s deep development expertise and informed investment approach result in real estate success.  Contact us to discuss how we can work together.

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