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

Tom Bacon is cofounder of Civicap Partners, a real estate investment firm focused on investing in the supply and demand imbalance in workforce housing. Civicap Partners is delivering workforce housing solutions, at a cost structure that works for developers, investors and renters in locations that work for communities.

Prior to Civicap Partners, Tom co-founded Lionstone Investments, a real estate investment firm specializing in conceptualizing, researching and executing national investment strategies. Lionstone was sold to Columbia Threadneedle in 2017.

Tom had two careers prior to Lionstone, first as an architect, and then spent 15 years with Hines, developing and investing in real estate throughout the US and Latin America.

Tom’s community activities include serving as the President / Chairman of the Houston Parks Board for 14 years, where he led the formation of Bayou Greenways 2020, a public-private partnership creating access to 3,000 acres of linear parks and 150 miles of off-road trails within the City of Houston. In addition to his service on the advisory board of Rice University’s Kinder Institute, Tom served on the board of Texas Children’s Hospital is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), and is on the Advisory Board of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Tom earned his MBA from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the University of Texas School Of Architecture. In 2017, Tom was the inaugural recipient of the Kinder Institute’s Stephen L. Klineberg Award for distinguished service to Houston.