Head shot of Tom Bacon
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Founding Partner, Lionstone Investments

Thomas G. Bacon is a founding partner of Lionstone Investments, serving on the Partner’s Council, Investment Committee, and chairing the Partner Relations Committee. As the head of Lionstone Network, he manages relationships with regional operating partners, oversees the selection of new partners, and analyzes and tracks market trends. He is responsible for fostering relationships and alliances with global experts and thought leaders, as well as organizing Lionstone’s leadership roundtable events.

Prior to forming Lionstone, Bacon was a senior officer with Hines where he had three careers: domestic development, start-up of U.S. investment strategies, and ended his career as head of Latin American development.

Bacon is a graduate of The University of Texas, School of Architecture, received his MBA from Rice University, and is a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects. He currently serves on the board of Texas Children’s Hospital. As chairman of the Houston Parks Board, Bacon led the creation of Bayou Greenways 2020—a public/private partnership responsible for creating 3,000 acres of linear parks and 150 miles of off-road trails, connecting neighborhoods, parks, employment centers, and schools throughout the City of Houston—a transformational event for Houston.

Bacon resides in Houston with his wife, Laura Randall Bacon, great-granddaughter of Edgar Odell Lovett (1871–1957), first president of the Rice Institute, now known as Rice University.

Bacon has served on the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Advisory Board since 2017.