Richard Tambone has a background in successful entrepreneurship centered in the real estate development business in South Florida, the Southwest and the Greater Boston markets. From a family heritage long established in the real estate development business in New England, Richard launched his first development business in 1981 in South Florida, Tambone Real Estate Development Corporation, a full service development firm specializing in the building and ownership of Class “A” office/research, retail and industrial facilities.
Founded on the premise of an “Open Book Policy” leveraging Tambone’s team-based, fast track system, Tambone Real Estate Development quickly became one of South Florida’s premier commercial developers, building and acquiring over 10 million square feet of space for a diverse group of Fortune 500 companies including Motorola Inc., Wackenhut Corporation and Sony Professional Products Inc.
Due to the growing industrial activity and Tambone’s emerging national presence, Richard, along with his wife Lori, founded Tambone Investment Group Incorporated headquartered in the Boston suburb of Burlington, Massachusetts. Tambone Investment Group is a full service real estate development organization focused on acquiring and developing industrial, office and residential facilities in the Greater Boston area.
Richard is a Graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is active in several charitable organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County. In his spare time, Richard enjoys golfing, traveling, exercising, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Lori Bliss Tambone is a Professional Engineer and co-founder of Tambone and related entities. Her area of expertise includes site plan analysis, project cost estimates and bids, feasibility studies of new projects, platting and zoning activities, tenant improvements, and organization of the design team for projects. Lori is responsible for bringing each project through every phase – from design, engineering, permitting, and construction through occupancy. In this capacity, she also manages the diverse team of project managers, contractors, and support personnel in the various regional offices, as well as overseeing the general office administration.
Originally from Satellite Beach, Florida, Lori was employed by United Space Boosters, Inc. as a Hydraulic Engineer at the Kennedy Space Center from 1982-1984, where she worked on space shuttle boosters and supervised technicians performing installation and maintenance of the Thrust Vector Control System. From 1984-1987, she was Vice President of James D. Carlton, Inc., an engineering firm in Palm Beach County. While there, she was responsible for the engineering design of land development for residential and commercial projects, including construction plans for water mains, sanitary sewer lines, and paving and drainage plans. In this capacity, she expanded her expertise in field inspections and structural analysis of concrete and steel structures, and was responsible for interfacing with clients and county/city officials. Lori was also employed by Howard L. Searcy, Inc. as an Engineering Associate and provided technical expertise and project management in the following areas: water resource analysis, site plan analysis, project cost estimates and feasibility studies, surface water management planning and design, platting and zoning, development of regional impact reports, environmental planning, permit acquisitions (state and local governments), design of land improvement facilities, and engineering coordination of governmental activities.
Lori brings over 30 years of engineering, administration, and management experience to the company and to her involvement with community activities. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida. She became a registered Professional Engineer in Florida in 1987 and in Massachusetts in 1995. She is also a registered real estate broker in Massachusetts and in Florida.
Lori serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Phoenix is Rising Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists combat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her passion for serving is to honor her father who was an Air Force career officer for 25 years and a Vietnam Veteran.
In her free time, Lori enjoys cooking, traveling, exercising, genealogy, volunteering for local charity events and spending time with family and friends.