Thomas Galvin


Thomas Galvin is a member of the Land Use and Government Affairs practice groups at Rose Law Group. Thomas focuses on state and local lobbying, real estate development, site selection consulting, economic development incentives, and energy and water matters.

Previously, Thomas was the Policy Advisor to Commissioner Brenda Burns at the Arizona Corporation Commission. The Commission regulates public utilities, securities registration and licensing, incorporation of businesses, railroad/pipeline safety and oversees the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee. Serving in a chief-of-staff role, for one of five statewide elected officials at the Commission, Thomas worked on a variety of matters subject to regulation, most notably energy and utilities (renewable energy, natural gas, nuclear, coal, sustainability, water issues, and energy efficiency).

Prior to state service, Thomas was at CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. At CBRE, Thomas was a member of the Labor Analytics Group (LAG) which is a consulting team with a national scope and has many clients in the Fortune 100. At LAG, Thomas helped clients with labor market intelligence and economic development incentives in addition to their commercial real estate needs.

Before that, Thomas was involved in real estate development. He has worked on the construction management of a Class-A commercial facility and was involved in evaluating potential acquisitions, including underwriting cash flows and assessing risks and opportunities. In addition, Thomas participated in a year-long program, “Real Estate Finance and Investment”, at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Thomas is a member of the Phoenix 20/30 Club which raises money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Children In Need Foundation. In his free time, he likes to play tennis and soccer and loves exploring the beautiful state of Arizona.

Thomas received his A.B. in History from the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Thomas grew up in New York City and was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America.


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