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Tom Dao is a Principal at Gantry’s San Francisco Office. He joined Gantry in 2006 as a Production Associate where he originated loans by pitching, underwriting, and closing loans and followed through with post-closing services. Tom earns his clients’ trust by thoroughly understanding his clients’ objectives and delivering the most suitable solutions. He leans on his experience as a commercial banker for 10 years working for a major national bank prior to joining Gantry. In 2016, Tom became a Producer and started his own production team while maintaining collaboration with other production teams throughout Gantry’s other offices. Aside from placing permanent, bridge, mezzanine, and construction loans, Tom has also raised equity and structured joint ventures for his clients.

  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business – MBA

  • University of California, Santa Barbara – BA, Economics

  • Asian Commercial Professionals – Board Member 2017

  • United States Marine Corps (Retired)

  • Bay Area Mortgage Association

  • Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

  • California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA)

  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC)

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