Manufactured Housing Community Specialist, Senior Advisor
Tom Parks spent 32 years as a State District Attorney and practicing law in the private sector. He has been a proven Commercial Investment Real Estate specialist in two states for over thirty years. Tom has been on faculty at Tampa College and FMU since 1990 and served as Department Chair of Paralegal Studies between 1993-2009. He is a licensed Real Estate instructor in the State of Florida.
Tom specializes in the brokerage of RV and Mobile Home Parks, specifically organizing, coordinating, and obtaining financing for co-operatives wherein the residents of rental mobile home communities are able to purchase their own park. Tom has brokered transactions in excess of Eight Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($850,000,000) and is considered the industry leader and innovator in organizing investment groups into TIC’s in order to take advantage of federal tax laws, maximizing investment returns, as well as use of a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) in effecting a tax deferred exit strategy. Tom is a multi-park owner and as such is an active member of FMHA (Florida Mobile Home Association) all of which gives him a special insight into this niche market group.