Tom entered commercial real estate in 1979. He was an associate broker with a local real estate company for 6 years and then left to take over Forkner Realty Company, a company started by his grandfather in 1932. Tom deactivated Forkner Realty Company in 1991, and formed The Quin Group, where he is an associate broker and the current CEO. Tom specializes in land development as well as the sale and leasing of office, retail and industrial properties.
Tom is heavily involved in the community as well, donating time and serving on the board of numerous non-profit organizations and is a graduate of the 1995 class of Leadership Gwinnett. In 2011 Tom was awarded Volunteer of the year for his work developing and teaching a martial arts program for adults with developmental disabilities that produced 11 black belts in 11 years. Tom is still involved in the martial arts and currently holds the rank of master, 4th Dan in the traditional Korean art of Tang Soo Do.