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

Tom Bacon recently started 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, Bacon co-founded Lionstone Investments, a real estate investment firm specializing in conceptualizing, researching and executing investment strategies. Lionstone invested approximately $9.5B over 17 years. Lionstone was sold to Columbia Threadneedle in 2017 with $6.5B of AUM invested in 17 cities across the US. Prior to its sale in 2017, Bacon served as its chief executive officer and lead partner responsible for the firm’s national urban investments, U.S. land investment and development investment funds.

Prior to forming Lionstone, Bacon was as a senior vice president at Hines. During his tenure at Hines, he was involved in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of office, residential and industrial real estate domestically, as well as established Hines’ operations in Latin America.

Bacon’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, Bacon serves on the board of Texas Children’s Hospital and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

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

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