177 Defense Hwy
Annapolis, MD 21401

Public Private Strategies

Tom Cole, AICP
President and Owner

Mr. Cole has over 20 years of experience in economic development, planning and real estate development. Mr. Cole has been responsible for providing predevelopment research, project management and feasibility analysis for residential, industrial, commercial, multi-modal and transit-related projects.  His comprehensive planning and development skills help provide macro understanding combined with detailed analytical expertise.

During the last 15 years, Mr. Cole has advised and consulted on the launch of 32 Department of the Navy privatization projects, providing over 65,000 units with total development costs in excess of $9 billion.  Mr. Cole has also been actively involved in bilateral negotiations with the Government of Japan representing the Navy in planning for the transfer of assets to Guam from Okinawa.  In addition, Mr. Cole has assisted with Army, Air Force and Coast Guard privatization initiatives and other special projects.

Mr. Cole leads a staff of professionals specializing in public private ventures, utilities and infrastructure privatization, enhanced-use leasing, economic development, real estate finance and development, feasibility analysis, strategic planning and asset management.


Masters of City and Regional Planning – Rutgers University

BS – University of Massachusetts


American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

American Planning Association (APA)

Professional Housing Management Association (PHMA)

Association of Defense Communities (ADC)