Tom Gilmore (property developer)

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Tom Gilmore
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Known forAmerican property developer

Tom Gilmore is a downtown Los Angeles-based developer of residential and commercial properties.


Gilmore began his career by building a small architectural firm in New York and eventually relocated to Los Angeles, leading to his partnership with Jerri Perrone. [1] In 1998, Gilmore and Perrone formed an independent development firm, Gilmore Associates, to embark upon the redevelopment of the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles.


Gilmore purchased four abandoned historic buildings: the Continental, the Hellman, the San Fernando, and the Farmers and Merchants National Bank—all of which are located in Downtown Los Angeles and collectively renamed by Gilmore and Perrone as the “Old Bank District.” [2] Gilmore was the first developer to utilize the newly minted Adaptive Reuse Ordinance of 1999, which enabled him to convert historic commercial buildings into mixed- use residences, ultimately catalyzing the widespread redevelopment and revival of Downtown. [3]

Community Affiliations

Gilmore serves on several city and non-profit boards. He is currently Chair of Central City Association (CCA); Mayoral-Appointee Chairman of Sister Cities of Los Angeles (SCOLA); MEXLA Commission member; Executive Committee Board Member of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Bureau; ArtCenter Board Trustee, and Member of the Board of Governors at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Gilmore previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Southern California Institute of Architecture [4] (SCI-Arc), Board Member Los Angeles Parks Foundation City Commissioner for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and was Chairman in his final year of service.


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