Deep insights into the specialness of Shabbat and work-life balance from a seasoned wall-street executive and co-founder of Meor. Thomas M. Steinberg is Founder and CEO of TS Partners, an international, diversified investment firm with real estate, private equity and venture capital holdings.
Prior to founding TS Partners, Tom spent 22 years with Tisch Family Interests which he joined as Managing Director in 1991, and where he became President in 1996. Tom was responsible for a wide range of investment activities for the families of Laurence A. Tisch and Preston Robert Tisch including management of portfolios that included public equity, private equity, debt and alternative investments.
With the Tisch Family, Tom was involved in a number of notable projects including acting as a lead underwriter for the Canary Wharf Development in London and development of MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. His responsibilities also included oversight of family office activities including accounting, tax planning and reporting functions, as well as portfolio management responsibility for a significant portion of the Tisch family’s non-real estate assets.
From 1982 to 1986, Tom was one of four Vice Presidents at Goldman Sachs & Company in New York responsible for all real estate acquisitions of the company including pension fund, syndication and partnership accounts. He also provided Goldman clients with financing, structuring and valuation advice.
Tom serves as one of six trustees and heads the investment committee of Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG), a publicly-traded REIT with a market capitalization in excess of $1 billion. Seritage owns approximately 250 real estate assets that were spun off from Sears Holding Corporation.
Tom is also a member (formerly Chairman) of the Board of Directors of Gunther International, formerly a Nasdaq company. In addition, he serves on the board of directors and/or advisory boards of a number of privately held companies in various industries including Telecommunications, Information Services, Commercial Lending, and Venture Capital.
From 1994 to 2005, Tom was a member of the Board of Directors of NYSE-traded Catellus Development Corporation, a spin-off of the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroad’s real estate holdings, and one of the largest landholders and real estate development companies in the country. He has also served as a director of Cellegy (Nasdaq:CLGY), a specialty pharmaceuticals company.
Tom graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1978 where he was awarded distinction in Economics. He received an MBA from Stanford University in 1982.