Tommy Lester

Capital Advisor
Atlanta Metropolitan Area

Tommy L. Lester, a native of Atlanta, has worked for more than 20 years in Atlanta’s financial services community with roles in commercial lending and relationship management at various banks and financial institutions. He is also a longtime entrepreneur with business interests that include more than 2 decades of owning and operating investment real estate. Tommy received a BS in Marketing from Hampton University, and an MBA the Georgia Tech College of Management. He is active as a board member with the DeKalb Private Industry Council, Raising Expectations, and Big Kidz Foundation. Tommy is also an alumnus of Leadership DeKalb, the Georgia Academy for Economic Development’s Regional Leadership Development program, Project REAP, and the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership. Since 2016, Tommy has served as managing member of SWAN Development Partners, which manages the acquisition, rehab, and disposition of single-family homes and small commercial properties around Atlanta, with a focus on market-rate affordability and neighborhood stabilization.