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Senior Executives

Michael Towerman

Michael Towerman

Principal


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 over 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.

Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas

Principal


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.

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℠.

Bobby Klucker

Bobby Klucker

Director of Development


Bobby has over 20 years of construction management and estimating experience in the commercial construction industry. He has been responsible for managing over $400 million dollars of office, industrial and retail construction for companies such as Procter & Gamble, The Boeing Company, Shop n Save and Amazon.com.

Bobby has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and holds a LEED AP certification.