Luke founded Oak Tree Development, LLC to invest in commercial real estate that transforms communities in a positive way. He is responsible for managing the overall strategy of the Company, including capital formation, investments and asset management.
Under Luke’s guidance, Oak Tree has invested in projects from New England to the Midwest as a developer, sponsor and syndicate partner. While the Company’s portfolio includes ground-up development projects, value-add investments and stable, income-producing properties, Luke’s mission with each investment is to design and create places that connect inhabitants with each other and with the places themselves. Luke believes the quality of design, goods, services and amenities is key to the success of a community, and that investments taking heed of that principle insure their own success.
Luke brings to Oak Tree prior experience serving as Chairman and CEO of Total Tree Care, a second generation, full-service tree company, and as President of Arbor Energy, a full-service heating and cooling company. Both companies are ranked highly by Inc. 5000 and the Better Business Bureau, reflecting Luke’s attention to detail and service.
Luke graduated from the University of Connecticut and holds multiple licenses and certificates within his industries. He is also active in local philanthropic and community organizations, especially the Legacy Theater in Stony Creek, Connecticut.