Tom Berry

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Founder and Principal Owner of Tom Berry REI, Edgewater Property Management, Galco Properties and Partner and Co-founder of Investor Loan Source, Tom Berry is a seasoned real estate investor, teacher and public speaker in the greater Houston area. As former owners of The Wealth Club, he and his wife Melissa grew the real estate investment group to become one of the largest in Houston, while teaching and coaching real estate investors there for over five years. He speaks all over the country teaching others about investing in real estate and even had his own popular rush hour real estate radio show. His passion is for people and helping them grow their wealth and achieve financial freedom – on their own terms.

Tom spent the majority of his early career in sales and management working in corporate America where he quickly realized he had a special knack for coaching and teaching others. This and his dream of being self-employed inspired him to step out of his comfort zone and quit his nine-to-five job and launched his own financial services firm. His business thrived for ten years until the financial bubble burst of 2007 and he lost everything. According to Tom, experiencing this loss was one of the best things that ever happened to him, as it forced him down a different path. With a negative $65,000 to their name, he and his wife Melissa began to invest in real estate with the goal of becoming multimillionaires within five years. They beat this goal by one year and together their portfolio is now worth over $19 million, the vast majority of it purchased with private money.


According to Tom, “ I’ve never let money be a limiting factor or lack thereof. I can buy anything as long as it’s a good deal. You just have to be willing to go out and raise capital.” This led to the creation of Investor Loan Source. Not everyone is good at raising capital. Tom’s personal journey, hardships and professional success have given him a great deal of empathy, knowledge and perspective, all of which have made him a better person and lender. They have also taught him lessons that have helped him as a leader and investor. He’s learned the importance of setting goals in all areas of one’s life and that there is always more to learn in this business or any business. Additionally, one must always remember that real estate is a cyclical market that goes up and down. In order to truly be financially bulletproof, one must have multiple streams of income. But the most important lesson he has learned is that regardless of how much real estate you own, your reputation will always be your most valuable asset.