ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thomas Park is excited to announce the launch of Thomas Park University (TPU), an innovative in-house corporate university dedicated to unlocking the full potential of team members across the firm.
Led by experienced educators and industry professionals, TPU is committed to providing high-quality commercial real estate education for its team members. With a client-centered approach, TPU fosters critical thinking, creativity, and practical application in real-world work environments.
Mason Popham, Executive Vice President of Thomas Park Management, emphasized the benefits of this initiative, stating, "Thomas Park University is an invaluable resource as we continue developing our team’s skills and capabilities. Our formal semester structure, standard course syllabi, and business-oriented learning objectives ensure that our courses are high quality and immediately relevant. We never forget that we’re in both the commercial real estate industry, and the investment business.”
TPU differentiates itself from traditional corporate training by offering specialized courses within its three Colleges, each designed and taught by in-house subject matter experts. These Colleges include Facilities & Maintenance, Asset & Property Management, and Finance & Accounting. Custom courses cover diverse topics, all with a strong emphasis on value creation, investment returns, and client and tenant satisfaction.
"We believe investing in team member development is the key to organizational growth, while achieving the high standards and consistency our stakeholders expect," said Thomas Park CEO EJ Rumpke. "Through our carefully designed curriculum and engaging learning experiences, TPU helps ensure we have the best team in the business."
Thomas Park University began offering courses in the Spring 2023 semester and will offer another six courses this Fall semester. Course topics include Commercial Leasing, Investments & Valuation, and CAM & Recoveries. Additional courses cover skills and knowledge around topics such as General Maintenance, Electricity, Plumbing, HVAC, and Safety in the Workplace. Courses are offered during business hours at Thomas Park’s main office in Annapolis, and also via video conference.
Thomas Park team members take courses based upon the recommendation of their supervisor. This ensures they receive the education needed to perform very well in their current role, while also providing the training needed for career advancement as the firm grows.
About Thomas Park - Thomas Park is a full service commercial real estate firm offering alternative investment strategies and third party commercial real estate services. Thomas Park Investments (TPI) is one of the fastest growing private equity real estate investment firms on the East Coast, having grown AUM to $300 million in 2.5 years focused exclusively on healthcare real estate. Thomas Park Management (TPM) manages over 8.5 million SF of commercial space along the East Coast and has a 30+ year track record in the commercial real estate industry. For more information about Thomas Park, please visit www.thomas-park.com.