Thomas Beyer was a computer scientist with a strong interest in business principles. He finished high school in 1978, went to the German air force as an officer candidate from 1978 to 1982, then finished his computer science degree (M.Sc.) in Munich in 1986 while also working various part-time and summer jobs primarily in the software industry. He traveled the world during those years, visiting and working in countries such as the US, Canada, Spain and South-Africa. He moved to Edmonton, AB in 1986 and finished his MBA at the University of Alberta in 1988.
Thomas started his Canadian career in BC for a subsidiary of then BC Tel, developing and testing network management software. He progressed to marketing, product management, software solutions sales and software project management, for 8 years with IBM and after 1997, 6+ years with the IBM business partner Lightyear Consulting that he co-managed and later co-owned to sell IBM software and related consulting services. He has lived in the lower mainland in BC, in Alberta, in Toronto, Germany, South Africa and now runs a $125M+ asset owning firm from Canmore, AB and Vancouver, BC - with the help of capable partners and trusted employees; and of course various laptops/iPhones.
Thomas founded Prestigious Properties in 2000 specializing in multi-family apartment buildings. Prestigious Properties has since grown into a group of companies or limited partnerships with a carefully selected small group of associates or co-owners. He believes in turning under-valued properties into Prestigious Properties, for the benefit of investors, tenants and communities. He currently manages over 125 million dollars of profitable, cash flow positive real estate assets, primarily apartment buildings and mobile home parks with a total of around 1000 suites in AB, BC, ON and TX and some significant land holdings.
He is happily married with two young adult children. He also co-owns and is the chairman of the board of the property management firm (Fireside Property Group - www.firesidepropertygroup.com
) that manages over 1600 apartment units, primarily in Alberta.
He invests his own money and that of other people to create wealth for himself, his co-investors and for God's kingdom and communities at large through improved property values, better buildings, creative marketing techniques, better HR policies and more ethical tenant and sub-contractor policies.
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He is also the author of the book "80 Lessons Learned on the Road from $80,000 to $80,000,000" with a foreword by Don R. Campbell as well as a co-author with Ozzie Jurock on his newest book called "Real Estate Action 2.0".