WALTHAM, MA– Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a commercial property management and development firm, announced that its president and chief executive officer Thomas Dusel, CPA, CPM has been recognized by the Lions Club International as the recipient of the 2018 Melvin Jones Fellowship in recognition of his humanitarian contributions to the Waltham community.
He accepted the award at the Waltham Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Public Officials Reception in May.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship Program was established in 1973 in honor of Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Club International. The nationwide award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipient becomes a model of exemplary service to his club and the community which it serves.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with an award of this caliber for my contributions to the Greater Waltham area,” said Tom. “I believe community involvement builds a strong society. Each effort and donation make an impact. Furthermore, it not only benefits the well-being of the community as a whole but fosters a personal sense of accomplishment and pride.”
As an avid philanthropist of non-profit organizations and the leader of one of the largest corporate entities in Waltham, Tom has made a commitment to Hobbs Brook Management giving back to the community. Under Tom’s direction, Hobbs Brook Management actively supports many non-profit organizations in Waltham and neighboring communities, including the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Greater Waltham Arc, Lions Club, Waltham Land Trust, Waltham Family School, Waltham Gridiron Club’s Scholarship Fund, Waltham Boys & Girls Club, Waltham’s Partnership for Youth, the Route 128 Business Council, and the Waltham YMCA, as well as several local police, fire, and rescue departments.
Under Tom’s tutelage, Hobbs Brook Management also supports Waltham High School’s Football Team, donating $200 for every touchdown and $50 for every field goal, as well as the North Waltham Little League.
Tom was named a Waltham Business Hero in 2012 for his contributions to making Waltham a better place to live. He serves as the president of the Waltham Education and Beyond Foundation and sits on the board of the Reagle Players.
With more than 35 years of experience in real estate management, Tom leads a well-trained and highly professional staff who shares his commitment to strong tenant retention through superior customer service. Since joining the real estate organization in 1983, Tom has carefully guided Hobbs Brook Management through dramatic changes in the commercial real estate industry, while steadily growing the size and value of the real estate portfolio through sound financial planning and direction.