Department of Management Services

Director of Real Estate Development & Management - Tom Berger

Tom Berger

Tom began his career with the Department of Management Services in August 2007 as the Deputy Division Director of Real Estate Development and Management and now serves as the Director since July 2011, where he oversees Leasing and Operations of twelve million square feet of state facilities. Since his arrival, Tom has managed the permitting, design and construction of more than two million square feet of commercial space, which are energy efficient and sustainable. 

Prior to joining the department, Tom spent six years with the St. Joe Company. There he developed strategies for asset management, development, and sales. In addition to market transactions, Tom also directed the sale of properties for conservation including the permanent protection of 15 miles of the upper St. Marks River. Tom worked for Killearn Properties where he managed development and sales of golf course communities in Florida and Georgia. He was the Business Manager for E.C. Driver and Associates, a consulting engineering firm specializing in roadway and bridge design. Tom also has previous government experience as a budget analyst and the Inspector General for the Florida Department of Revenue.

Tom grew up in Tallahassee and attended Florida State University. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. He enjoys the beach and travel with his wife Melanie and daughter Olivia.