Thomas A. Thomson, Ph.D.

Quincy Lee Professor in Real Estate and Finance


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


Professor Thomson is the Quincy Lee Distinguished Professor of Real Estate and Finance in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at The University of Texas, San Antonio. He is also the research coordinator of the Real Estate Finance and Development Program. His teaching includes Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Investment at both the graduate and undergraduate level, Principles of Real Estate, 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 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, The American Real Estate Society, The Urban Land Institute, CCIM, and the International Facility Management Association. He is the faculty advisor for the Roadrunner Wesley student organization.

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. He is a Canadian by birth (a native of Vancouver Island, British Columbia) and American via naturalization.

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications