Tom Schwenk, Owner/Broker
Tom Schwenk is the Owner/Broker of Coldwell Banker TGRE, an independently owned and operated affiliate of Coldwell Broker.
In 2022 he was honored as an International Presidential Premier award. This placed Tom in the top 1% of Agents in the worldwide network of Coldwell Banker. In addition to being the managing broker for his firm, Tom regularly handles more than 100 transactions a year.
He is known for his boundless energy and is proud to be the only Galveston County Realtor to be inducted twice in the National Association of Realtors RPAC Hall of Fame! Tom is a 2018 and 2023 inductee because of his contributions of over $50,000.00 to help protect homeowners’ property rights. Can your realtor claim this? Are they even involved in the political arena of Texas? As the Political Involvement Chair for the Texas Realtors, Tom is perfectly positioned to look out for the best interests of all homeowners and renters. He currently sits on the Texas Realtor’s Leadership Management Committee that helps set policies for the association.
Tom is empathetic and always working to elevate the quality of life in Galveston and Galveston County. His passionate support of Galveston and his efforts to protect and develop what makes island life so special is well-known. Galveston’s fascinating history, beautiful natural features, and the people who live here, are the reasons why Tom supports over 50 charities a year.
Historic preservation and support of all the non-profits on the island have long been cornerstones of his community support. In 2019 he received a Service Award from Galveston Island Nature Tourism for Outstanding Leadership. In 2018 he was awarded the Vic Pierson Award by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and in 2017 the Chamber named him its “Community Hero” for his outstanding contribution to the community. In 2017, he was honored at a gala at the Sea Star Base which raised $50,000 for youth, adaptive and community sailing programs.
A former president of the Galveston Association of REALTORS®, Tom was named GAR REALTOR® OF THE YEAR 2015 and served on the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action committee as its regional representative in 2016. Locally, he is Former Chair of the Landmarks Commission for the City of Galveston and is a past President of the Galveston Historical Foundation. He is proud to have been a Paul Harris Fellow of the Galveston Island Rotary Club. Currently he is the Vice Chair of the Galveston College Foundation, and The Women's Resource Council.
In addition to selling throughout the Island representing buyers and sellers, Tom is also a successful residential and commercial leasing agent and property manager and recently earned his At Home With Diversity Designation and is C2EX endorsed.
A native of New Jersey, Tom believes anyone lucky enough to live by the sea is lucky enough! He earned his real estate license in 2003 after retiring as a Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing for an international home furnishings company.