THOMAS P. MOYER
Thomas P. Moyer is the founder of TMT Development Company, Inc. From humble beginnings, he chose not to finish high school in order to pursue a professional boxing career. His last amateur fight was a split decision loss to Sugar Ray Robinson, after which both Moyer and Robinson moved on to professional boxing careers. He is an AAU and Golden Gloves champion and trained as a member of the US Olympic Boxing team for the Helsinki Olympic Games. He did not get an opportunity to compete, however, as the Games were cancelled due to the break out of World War II.
After his boxing career Moyer focused on theater business, following in his family's footsteps. In 1966, he opened Eastgate Theater in Portland, Oregon, the first multi-screen theater in the region. During the 1970s and 1980s, Moyer grew his theater chain throughout Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada and California. By 1989, he owned 298 screens, making it the nation's tenth largest theater company at the time and the largest privately-owned theater company in the United States. In 1989, he sold his Luxury Theaters chain to Act III Cinemas (now Regal Cinemas).
After the sale of his theater chain Moyer ventured into real estate and development. In the 1990s and 2000s his major projects included the 1000 Broadway Building, the Fox Tower, Hayden Meadows and many other properties throughout the Portland area and Washington state.