Colin Thomas has worked in real estate in the DC Metro Area since 2015, working in acquisitions and development. In his work with Thomas Development, Mr. Thomas has led efforts to entitle both small and institutionally-sized apartment development projects, with a focus on the Georgia Avenue corridor. Much of this entitlement work has included presenting to and courting contentious community groups. Prior to his focus on pre-development, Mr. Thomas led acquisition efforts for Marcus Asset Group and partner company Pecar Properties. He participated in construction management of multiple condominium projects, and aiding the asset management efforts of both firms.
Mr. Thomas received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and recently acquired his MBA at Virginia’s Darden School of Business. In addition to real estate, Mr. Thomas works as Adjunct Faculty for Georgetown University as an advisor for students completing their Master’s in Real Estate, and sits on the Steering Committee for the Urban Plan Program within ULI, which helps to educate public officials, high school and college students about the intersection of urban planning, development, and local politics.
Austin is a DC Native who started his career serving the Districts local government and its constituents as a budget analyst. Under the umbrella of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Austin supported a number of programmatic agencies, managing and executing budget formulation and monitoring/reconciling expenditures to help each entity meet their goals/mission.
Austin has gained invaluable experience working for both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he worked at a proptech startup, Zeus Living, Inc., where he was a Real Estate Partnerships Associate, bolstering the company's national footprint and delivering exemplary customer service to property owners and landlords around the country.
His passion for real estate led him to join the Thomas Development team, where he will support efforts to scale and grow the company's portfolio by handling myriad underwriting, project management, and asset management activities.
Austin is working on becoming a licensed real estate agent in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. He graduated from the University of Miami in May of 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Emily Hahn oversees all marketing and advertising for Thomas Development. She has multiple years of experience with some of the industry’s top companies, including Omnicom, J. Walter Thompson and Bloomberg Media.
Emily received her Bachelors from Princeton University.
Miguel Baptista has worked in construction for 3 decades and is extremely experienced. Miguel has been working with Thomas Development since its inception, and worked with Colin Thomas for 5 years prior at Pecar Properties and Marcus Asset Group.
Miguel's responsibilities include pre-acquisition assessments, pre-construction, construction oversight, as well as all maintenance and repairs.