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tom_resizeThomas W. Sudberry, Jr.
Founder and Chairman


Tom Sudberry is the founder and chairman of Sudberry Properties. After a career with Coldwell Banker, Sudberry established the firm in 1979 and has since been honored repeatedly for his business acumen, community service and philanthropic endeavors. In 2013 he was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame. That same year Sudberry Properties was honored as the Builder/Developer of the Year by the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA). In 2015 he was honored with a lifetime achievement award from Circulate San Diego. Earlier, he was The Diabetes Association’s “Father of the Year.”

Sudberry has been involved in numerous business and industry organizations and currently serves on the board of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation and the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of ICSC – the International Council of Shopping Centers, The Congress for the New Urbanism, Urban Land Institute, National Council for Urban Economic Development, the San Diego and North County BIA chapters and the Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee for the University of San Diego’s Burnham‐Moores Center for Real Estate.

Throughout his career, he has been an enthusiastic community leader. Sudberry has been a member of the board of directors of the San Diego River Park Foundation, Impact Urban America, Circulate San Diego, Father Joe’s Villages, Santa Fe Christian Schools, the USS Midway Museum and the YMCA. He is the former Chairman of the Board of The Lincoln Club.

Sudberry received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and his MBA from Stanford University. In 2003, he completed the Advanced Management Development Executive Program from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Sudberry served as a U.S. Naval Aviator and completed two Vietnam combat cruises aboard the USS Constellation.