I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University. At Case, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Management Information System and was a 4 year letterman in basketball. I was selected into General Electric’s exclusive management trainee program. I continued my education at Case Western Reserve and earned an MBA.
In 1994, I moved to New York City to pursue my passion in the securities markets and worked on Wall Street for a proprietary securities trading firm. I became a partner of the firm and was an integral part of its growth from 10 employees to 350 employees, and from 2 offices to 26 offices in a 6 year period. I held the firm record for most consecutive profitable months and weeks which spanned over 5 years. In 1999, I moved to Los Angeles where I ran the west coast operation. During my 20 year career as a successful securities trader, I also managed and wholesaled over $200 million in financial products. I became a student of behavioral finance and an expert in the dynamics of markets, which has helped me succeed in my career in real estate.
I moved back to the Cleveland area with my wife and our twin daughters in 2005. After being a part of a local real estate investment firm that successfully flips houses, my passion shifted from the securities markets to the real estate markets. This new found passion led me to become a Realtor. I enjoy working with buyers, sellers, as well as investors. As a Realtor, my goal is to serve my clients with top notch customer service, to leverage my expertise in markets, and to provide my clients with an unrivaled work ethic.
Tom Papanikolaou, Sales Partner
2001 Crocker Road, Suite 200
Westlake, Ohio 44145