Thomas M. Flexner is Citigroup Global Head of Real Estate. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Citi's Global Corporate and Investment Bank and a member of the Management Committee of Citi's Institutional Clients Group. Tom is responsible for directing Citi's worldwide real estate businesses across Corporate and Investment Banking, Commercial Real Estate Lending and Finance, and Real Estate Private Equity, with activities in over 30 countries. Prior to joining Citi, Tom was Vice Chairman of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Chairman of its Global Industries Group, Head of the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Groups, Head of the Financial Sponsors Group and on the Board of the firm's broker/dealer subsidiary. Tom is on the Board and is Treasurer of the Real Estate Roundtable, a Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, was a Founding Governor of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and is actively involved in other industry organizations. He has also advised a number of university and private endowments on their real estate investing strategies. During the financial crisis Tom worked with various governmental bodies including the Fed, the US Treasury and the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board to provide insight and advice on addressing the state of the US commercial real estate economy. In early 2009 Tom authored the "Federal Loan Extension Plan", which was widely cited in the media and presaged several of the government's subsequent liquidity programs. He is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg. Tom is on the Board of Overseers of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, a Trustee of the Museum of the City of New York and of the Dutchess Land Conservancy, and a member of the Director's Council of Rockefeller University. He is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis and the Amos Tuck School, and lives with his family in New York City.