Bob Thomas’s career in real estate springs from an interest in architecture of all kinds, and a belief in the importance of design quality. In 1997 he founded in Turnstone Property, in order to focus on the re-use of underperforming properties, and in new construction on urban in-fill sites. Bob takes a particular interest in the reinvention, through innovative design and fresh programming, of buildings considered dated, obsolete, or otherwise “broken”.

Prior to founding Turnstone, Bob’s earlier work included, as Development Manager of a development and construction company in New York City, several downtown Manhattan loft conversion projects. Prior to this development work, as Project Manager for a building restoration consulting company, he designed and implemented restoration plans for many major historic buildings and monuments, including New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, the Annapolis Naval Academy Chapel, and the Minnesota State Capital.

Bob received an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in New York City, and his undergraduate degree from Colby College in Waterville, ME. Bob serves on the Developers’ Council of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and on the Board of Directors of the Boston Preservation Alliance.

Bob lives in Cohasset, MA with his wife and three children. He enjoys skiing, surfing, sailing, windsurfing and kiteboarding, and is an active member of the Ski Club Hochgebirge and Affengeil Kiteboarders.