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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Thomas Cairns 1994


  • Title: Senior Vice President
  • Company: Prudential Blake Group
  • Location: 1492 Central Ave., Albany, NY
  • Birthplace: Troy, NY

High school/college activities: Divinity student, Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary

First job outside of real estate: Elected public official (Albany County legislator)

First job in real estate or allied field: 1970, licensed RE agent

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Working with public benefit corporations and 503C organizations

Hobbies, likes: Travel, gardening, show dogs

Last or favorite book: “Becoming a Man,” Paul Morette

Last or favorite movie:”Philadelphia”

Person you most emulate (outside of family): Bill Wilson

Key to success: Faith will move mountains, but it helps to bring a shovel!

If you were not successful in the business you are now in and were forced to choose another vocation, whether you are qualified or not, what would it be? Foundation director (charitable)