Thomas A. Thomson, Ph.D.

Quincy Lee Endowed Chair for Excellence in Real Estate Finance and Development Education and Professor, Finance

Thomas Thomson


Professor Thomson is the Quincy Lee Endowed Chair and Professor of Real Estate and Finance in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at The University of Texas, San Antonio. His teaching includes Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Investment at both the graduate and undergraduate level, Principles of Real Estate, Principles of Investments, and Principles of Corporate Finance. He is a recipient of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business faculty award for Overall Faculty Excellence, for Research, for Academic Service and for Community Service. He is a member of the The American Real Estate Society and CCIM. He is the faculty advisor for the UTSA Running Club.

Prior to joining the UTSA faculty Dr. Thomson held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois as well as working professionally for Fortune 500 companies.  When not attending to his UTSA duties he loves to spend time with family and various athletic endeavors such as running marathons, snow skiing, and hiking.

Research Interests

  • Real estate finance including mortgage default, foreclosures and subprime mortgages
  • Real estate brokerage, taxation of residential real estate and the value of green in real estate


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S.   Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S.F. (Honours) University of British Columbia