Managing Director & COO
Tom Bowers is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Bowers is responsible for driving Starwood Capital’s priority strategic initiatives and enhancing the operational effectiveness of the Firm’s public and private operating companies and entities. He also serves on the Firm’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Bowers is a member of the Board of Directors of Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB), a leading regional real estate lender, and is a Trustee of Starwood Waypoint Homes (NYSE: SFR; merger with Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) announced in August 2017), a Starwood Capital affiliate that is one of the largest publicly traded investors, owners and operators of single-family homes in the U.S. Mr. Bowers previously served as Head of Corporate Strategy and Development at Starwood Capital. Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2015, he was Co-Head of Asset and Wealth Management-Americas at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for managing the U.S. and Latin American wealth management businesses, and had joint responsibility for the integration of Deutsche Bank’s wealth and institutional asset management businesses in the Americas. In this role, Mr. Bowers was a board member of Deutsche Bank Securities. Mr. Bowers previously held a number of senior roles at Citigroup Private Bank, including Global Chief Operating Officer; Head of Strategy and Corporate Development; COO-Europe, Middle East and Africa; COO-U.S.; and Head of Banking and Structured Lending. Mr. Bowers holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the Boston University School of Management, and a J.D. and LL.M (taxation) from Boston University School of Law.