The 2013 REBIC Executive Committee presents a resolution to longtime member Tom Pearson (center) in recognition of his induction into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame
Charlotte land developer Tom Pearson, one of REBIC’s earliest members, was recently inducted into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame for his leadership in advocating for the home building industry. The ceremony was held on December 3 in Asheville at the Grove Park Inn.
Over the course of his 30-year career, Tom has been a staunch advocate for reasonable regulations to keep homes affordable for the citizens of North Carolina. He helped develop Charlotte’s first bond program to save trees, and also served for many years on the City’s Subdivison Steering Committee, advocating for logical processes and standards that have saved the home building industry time and money. He has also long been a leader and active participant in advocacy efforts at the state and national level.
The REBIC Board of Governors recognized Tom’s achievement with a resolution at its regular meeting on December 10th, in a presentation made by Mark Cramer, the Coalition’s first executive director. The resolution reads as follows:
Whereas, Tom Pearson has built a successful career over the past three decades in the land development, housing and mortgage industries; and Whereas, Tom Pearson played an critical role in founding the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition (REBIC) in 1987; and Whereas, Tom Pearson has been a staunch advocate for reasonable regulations to keep homes affordable for the citizens of North Carolina; and Whereas, Tom Pearson took the lead on many difficult regulatory issues, advocating for processes and standards that have saved the development industry time and money; and Whereas, Tom Pearson was inducted into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame on December 2nd, 2013, in a ceremony at Asheville’s Grove Park Inn: Now Therefore Let it Be Resolved, that the REBIC Board of Governors wishes to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for Tom Pearson’s dedication to the Charlotte real estate industry and the advocacy efforts of this organization. This Resolution is unanimously adopted this 10th day of December, 2013.