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A native of Western PA, Tom was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing Management.


Tom began his real estate career with Hosack/BH&G which later became Century 21 West Penn, LLC. As President of C21 West Penn, LLC, Tom was responsible for the growth and development of one of the largest C21 companies in the country.


In 2002, C21 West Penn merged with Northwood Realty Services and Tom was appointed Chief Operating Officer. In January 2007, Tom became President of Northwood. As president and part owner of the company, he oversees the daily operations and growth of its 35 sales offices and 9 departments in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.


Prior to his entry into real estate, Tom was the principal owner of a general contracting firm. In addition to Northwood, he also owns several development companies.


Tom has always been an active member of the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (R.A.M.P.) and is also on the Board of Directors for the West Penn Multi-List.


Tom and his wife Michelle have three children, a son and two daughters, and live in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. They are very active members of their church.

Originating in 1956 under retail store heir and founder Hal Authenreith, Northwood Realty Services has grown from its humble roots in the North Hills section of Pittsburgh – complete with a lone office, six desks, and enormous potential – into the fastest-growing real estate firm in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio today.


Through economic booms and recessions, through periods of rapid expansion, and through the excitement of watching a great idea come to life thanks to dedicated people at every level of the organization, Northwood has achieved its success by always placing people first.


For more than 50 years, we have valued our agents as professionals and as friends. We have treated every buyer and seller as partners on a journey to a smooth, beneficial closing. And we continue to absolutely love the neighborhoods where we make a difference every day.


The history of Northwood is the history of helping this region's people see their dreams of home ownership come true. It is a history still being written every day, and for many decades to come.