Welcome Tom Moriarity
Tom, Managing Principal, RDS (Retail & Development Strategies), has a background in urban mixed-use development, commercial area management, retail programming in specialized environments, downtown revitalization strategies, and historic preservation projects.
For 30 plus years, Tom’s work has focused on the economics and planning of downtowns and mixed-use areas, with a special emphasis on redevelopment of historic and commercial districts, transit-related development, collateral development for institutional property owners, and destination concept development. A founder of the National Trust Main Street Program and the National Main Street Center in Washington, DC, Tom received a National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2004 for his Main Street Program activities.
The 1772 Foundation, having earned national recognition for its leadership in historic properties redevelopment and made projects in this field one of its granting priorities, will benefit greatly from Tom’s experience and wealth of knowledge.
Tom succeeds founding trustee, G. Stanton Geary, who retired at the end of 2015.