Tom Arnold is responsible for the development and execution of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s (ADIA) global real estate strategy. He has 25 years of principal investing experience in real estate and private equity.
Mr. Arnold started his career as a transactional lawyer, principally with Holland & Knight focusing on real estate, lending, securities, and bankruptcy matters. He began his alternatives focus at Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup) with selective firm principal activity, as well as related advisory work for financial institutions saddled with troubled loan and REO assets.
After Salomon Brothers, Mr. Arnold joined Credit Suisse as a Director and a Principal of the Praedium Funds. He then joined ING as a Managing Director and portfolio manager. Between ING and his current position at ADIA, Tom was a partner at Cerberus Capital Management.
He is a licensed attorney, registered securities principal, a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. Tom is also a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and Deputy Chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).
Education: Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School; Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, with honors, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida; Masters of Law (Taxation) from New York University; Masters of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.