PRESIDENT, WELTY DEVELOPMENT
Tom has spent his entire career in commercial construction and real estate development. He grew up in a family construction and development business and spent his 20-year career working with a number of the most notable construction management and development companies in the region. Tom has a deep understanding of how to shepherd an idea through concept, development, funding, construction, launch, and operation. He has a unique perspective on building the right team for each project and a rich network of partners and resources to bring that vision to market. At Welty Development, Tom is building out our real estate portfolio, while providing professional services in Program Management, Owner Representation, and Finance and Fund sourcing – all are additional service lines in Welty’s “Horizontal Integration Strategy”.
Tom played roles in a number of high profile development and construction projects including: Cuyahoga County Headquarters, The 9, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, The Allen Theater, and the Shoreline Apartments.
Tom gives back to the NEO community through service to the Cleveland Chapter of NAIOP, on the Boards of Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Ohio and the Rainey Institute.
Words to live by:
Wake up every morning trying to be the person your kids think you are.
Long Weekends On A Different Continent
Nights Slept At A Hospital With My Daughter In The ICU
Years Old When 1st Photographed With A Hammer In My Hand
Q&A session with: Tom Charek
How do you give back to the community?
I focus on giving back to the community by giving my energy to charities that help children and families. I’m involved with Ronald McDonald House of North East Ohio where I’m on the Board and they make a difference with families in need while their children are receiving medical care. I’m also on the Board of The Rainey Institute that helps children in Cleveland Hough Neighborhood learn skills and attend summer camps.
What problems do you enjoy solving?
Large problems, with a number of moving pieces that need to be weighed, gives me the most joy to find solutions.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
Seeing ideas on paper become reality that’s able to be touched. I enjoy driving by these lasting legacies with the family.