Thomas J. "Tom" Barrack, Jr. is an American real estate investor.Barrack attended Loyola High School (Los Angeles) and went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1969. He received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1972, where he was an editor of the Law Review.His first job was at the firm of Herb Kalmbach, President Nixon's personal attorney. One of the firm's biggest clients, construction giant Fluor Corp., needed a volunteer to live in Saudi Arabia for a few months to negotiate a contract. When his Fluor assignment ended, Barrack stayed on and went to work reviewing deals for two young Saudi princes.
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(Reuters) - A $1. 85 billion portfolio of distressed commercial real-estate loans auctioned by the U. S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp has been won by a partnership between Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital LLC and investment firm Cogsville Group LLC, the Wall Street Journal said.