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Tom Bene

Chief Financial Officer


Tom brings invaluable expertise to his role as Chief Financial Officer at Double Eagle Development and Balke Brown Transwestern. With a background honed at Ernst & Young in St. Louis, MO, Tom has seamlessly transitioned into the multifamily development, construction, and property management fields. His journey has seen him navigate diverse strategic landscapes, from historical tax credit rehab projects to opportunity zone developments and Class A multifamily endeavors.


At the heart of Tom’s role is the stewardship of financial systems and processes, ensuring they evolve in tandem with our continued growth trajectory. His meticulous attention to detail not only keeps our finances well-controlled but also ensures their visibility, a critical factor in our sustained success.

Tom’s impact extends far beyond the day-to-day operations. He plays a pivotal role in guiding the company’s financial strategy, offering insights that fuel analysis, strategy formulation, and ultimately, growth. Whether it’s raising capital, conducting intricate financial analyses for real estate acquisitions, or fostering trust in lending and investor relationships, Tom’s expertise shines through.


Armed with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia, Tom is not only well-versed in current accounting practices and trends but also holds an HCCP certification and an active CPA license in Missouri. His commitment to professional excellence is underscored by his longstanding memberships with the AICPA and MSCPA since 2001. Tom’s blend of academic acumen and practical experience makes him an indispensable asset to our team, driving our financial success forward with confidence and precision.

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