Tom McDonald

Tom serves as the Vice President – Operations of Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family communities in Texas and the southern United States. Thomas joined Hilltop in August 2017 and works hand in hand with our Third-Party management company overseeing both Corporate Asset and On-Site Operations management.

Prior to joining Hilltop, Tom worked at BIG Assets, a Dallas based multifamily owner & operator, concentrating on the reposition and management of assets in transitioning markets throughout Texas and Louisiana. As a Project & Operations Manager, Tom oversaw roughly 6,000 units throughout Texas and Louisiana

A native Bostonian, Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He has been involved with several different philanthropic endeavors in both Dallas and Houston, and served on the board of the Dallas Autumn Ball during its inception year.


  • Led BIG Assets through two dispositions of company assets involving 26 multifamily assets throughout Texas and Louisiana totaling roughly 6,000 units.
  • Experienced in management and operations in a variety of disciplines and asset classes including Multifamily, Seniors Housing, & Self Storage.
  • Markets developed and managed included Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Miami, Scottsdale, Los Angeles, and multiple secondary and tertiary emerging markets throughout Texas.