CA Ventures serves as the umbrella structure for the CA family of companies including CA Student Living , CA Office, CA Residential, CA Retail & Hospitality, CA Senior Living and CA Asset Services.
Our comprehensive investment program includes all aspects of investment and acquisition support, as well as expertise in acquisitions and dispositions, renovations, development, equity and debt sourcing, and asset management services.
Mr. Thomas Scott is the founder and CEO of CA Ventures, an investment company focused on student housing, residential, retail and hospitality, office, and senior living real estate assets. Tom’s wealth of industry experience has helped CA expand into a multi-dimensional real estate company serving diverse aspects of property investment, development and management.
Tom has more than 25 years of direct commercial real estate experience in investment, development, finance, accounting, and asset management. As a veteran of the commercial real estate industry, he has held positions in nearly every sector of the business and has held executive-level roles with the industry’s top national, international, and publicly traded real estate firms, including Vornado Realty Trust, CBRE, Inc and U.S. Equities.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. As a member of the University of Illinois President’s Council, lifetime member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and The University of Illinois Foundation, he is committed to the pursuit and progress of higher education. Along with his wife, Julie, Tom advanced their passion for scholastic achievement and founded The Scott Family Foundation in 2010.
Tom is also committed to community endeavors. His support extends to a number of diverse organizations, including the YWCA, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Chicago Training Center, which assists underserved Chicago youth to achieve their athletic and academic potential through competitive rowing.
In 2012, Tom received the Arthur A. Rubloff Humanitarian Award from the Anti-Defamation League, in recognition of his success in real estate as well as his generous commitment to improving the lives of others.
John Dempsey serves as the Chief Operating Officer of CA Senior Living and Principal of CA Office. Mr. Dempsey is responsible for overseeing Senior Living’s daily operations, resource management, driving performance measurements, and ensuring maximum investor returns.
Previously, John served for 24 years with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate firm. As a Senior Vice President with CBRE, John focused exclusively on creating value for his clients by strategically re-positioning non-traditional and/or under-utilized office assets. His many clients have included Vornado Realty Trust, The Irvine Company, Shorenstein Realty Services, Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, NYSTERS and AEW.
As the dominant office representative in the second largest commercial market, John personally led to the execution of over 15 million square feet of office leasing representing over $3 billion in leasehold value, which included the 604,000 rsf relocation of Motorola Mobility to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. John has received several prestigious industry awards including “Crain’s 40 under 40,” Crain’s Chicago Business Ownership Representative of the Year, NAIOP’s Annual Award for Excellence-Office Transaction of the Year, and CBRE’s Colbert Coldwell Circle award as a top producer in the company.
John is a graduate of John Carroll University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.