Tom Whatley

Real Estate Services

Tom Whatley, CFA, CCIM, is a senior advisor to Charitable Solutions, LLC. He began his real estate brokerage career in 1986 upon graduation from college. In 1993, Tom founded Whatley Investment Real Estate, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage firm. The operating company changed its name to Whatley Realty Services in 2002 to reflect the added expertise of portfolio management and advisory services.

Prior to opening his firm, Tom worked for Ackerman and Company in Atlanta, Georgia, as a commercial real estate broker and before Ackerman, he worked for Fonville Morisey Realty in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tom has leased and sold properties of every type including land, office buildings, warehouses, shopping centers and apartments.

Tom graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986 with a bachelor’s of degree in economics. He received a master’s of business administration from Georgia State University, majoring in finance, in 1995 and a master’s of science in real estate in 1997. Also in 1997, Tom was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. In 1998, he received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Tom is a full-time commercial real estate broker, but also teaches real estate finance and investment at Georgia Institute of Technology and real estate and alternative assets for the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts. He has taught many courses for the Georgia Institute of Real Estate, including pre-license real estate, contracts, finance and real estate closings.