Our Team

Our people make the difference

When we say we’re a people-first company, we’re not just talking about our dedication to the clients and communities we serve; we’re talking about our own people, too. At Habitat, everyone has a voice. Each employee brings a unique perspective and incredible talent to the team, and we take advantage of that by working across departments – instead of within them – to deliver outstanding results.

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Thomas Black

Senior Vice President of Development

As Senior Vice President of Development for The Habitat Company, Thomas Black directs the planning, design and construction of new properties, as well as the ongoing renovation and upgrading of existing properties. This entails all aspects of development for new residential, retail and commercial properties, including market feasibility studies, building start-up and commissioning.

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Thomas has developed some of The Habitat Company's more notable properties, including Kingsbury Plaza, 400 North LaSalle, Kinzie Park, Cityfront Place, Presidential Towers and The Oak Park Club.

Before joining The Habitat Company, Thomas was an architect with Gordon-Levin and Associates handling the design and construction of many prominent Chicago buildings, including East Bank Club, Dearborn Park Highrise Condominiums, Huron Plaza and 400 East Ohio Condominiums.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a licensed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute. Thomas has been a real estate broker for over 20 years.