The Beard Group Incorporated

About Tom Gump

As a Development Principal in The Beard Group, Tom is a licensed attorney with land acquisition, governmental approvals and financing expertise. His focus is on business development; specifically, the identification, structuring and financing of qualified project opportunities.

Tom is well recognized in the land development industry. He has written for industry publications and lectured on real estate issues for numerous educational services. Before joining The Beard Group, Tom co-founded another development company and served as General Counsel for a regional land development company. Tom started his real estate career in Minnesota as a Real Estate Attorney at the Minneapolis Law Firm of Larkin Hoffman, where he represented builders, contractors, developers and homeowner associations.

Tom lives in Edina with his wife Catherine and son Andrew.

Professional Registrations and Affiliations

  • Licensed attorney in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, California and Georgia
  • The City of Edina, Construction Board of Appeals (Since 2006)
  • Minnesota Real Estate Journal Editorial Advisory Board (Since 2004)
  • Minnesota Real Estate Journal Monthly Guest Columnist (Since 2006)
  • Community Involvement Programs, Former Board Chair (Since 2000)
  • Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners, Bar Examination Grader (Since 2000)
  • Minnesota Orchestra, Co-chair of Live and Silent Auctions for 2007 Symphony Ball
  • University of Georgia Minnesota Alumni Club President (Since 1999)
  • Torch Bearer for the 1996 Summer and 2002 Winter Olympic Games