Tom McDonald

Tom serves as the Vice President of Operations at Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family communities in Texas and the southern United States. Tom joined Hilltop in August 2017 as an Asset Manager as well as Capital Projects chair for both interior and exterior renovations. Since then he and the Hilltop Team have implemented our on-site management platform beginning in the Summer of 2018. In the last 6 months of 2018, Tom and his team of two Regional Managers successfully onboarded 10 assets and more than 75 employees. Hilltop’s management platform creates daily opportunities for dedicating ourselves to Service and Innovation for the benefit of our Residents, Investors, and Employees alike.

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, Tom 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.


  • 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.