The principals of Spire Development possess a combined 18-years of experience in the development and financing of real estate in the market rate, affordable, assisted living, and seniors housing sectors.  The principals have been involved in the acquisition, pre-development, and development of over 1,000 multifamily housing units and over $350 million of mixed-use real estate assets.  Furthermore, the principals have been involved in the underwriting, structuring, and advisory of real estate transactions totaling over $700 million.

Tom Grywalski

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Tom Grywalski is a co-founder and principal of Spire Development and Spire Consulting.

Previously Tom worked for Lancaster Pollard, a mortgage banking and investment banking firm that specializes in providing financial solutions to the affordable housing and senior living sectors.  While at Lancaster Pollard, Tom developed expertise in underwriting bonds as well as originating and structuring USDA, Fannie Mae, and HUD/FHA-insured debt solutions.  Tom also possesses experience in sell-side advisory and direct investment transactions.  Prior to joining Lancaster Pollard, Mr. Grywalski worked as an analyst for a private equity firm focused on acquiring health care and distribution companies.

Tom served on active duty for six years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, where he earned the following qualifications: ranger tab, combat infantryman badge, expert infantryman badge, airborne wings, and air assault wings.  Tom is a combat veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Tom holds a master’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He holds general securities representative licenses (Series 7, 63, and 79).

Scott Harrold

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Scott Harrold is a co-founder and principal of Spire Development and Spire Consulting.

Previously Scott was a development executive for Steiner + Associates, a real estate developer and master-planner providing development, leasing, management, and third party services.  While at Steiner, Scott was part of the development team responsible for the development of Liberty Center, a 1.3 million square foot mixed-use center located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prior to joining Steiner + Associates, Scott was a vice president with Lancaster Pollard, a mortgage banking and investment banking firm that specializes in providing financial solutions to the affordable housing and senior living sectors.  While at Lancaster Pollard, Scott was responsible for all aspects of the structuring, underwriting, and closing processes.  Prior to joining Lancaster Pollard, Scott worked as a development manager for a regional market rate apartment developer.

Scott earned dual-master’s degrees in accountancy and city and regional planning from the Fisher College of Business and Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.  Scott also earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Dayton, where he was awarded membership to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.