Mr. Thompson is a co-founder of Thompson | Dorfman Partners, LLC. He leads the development and implementation of corporate strategies. Prior to founding TDP, he was executive vice president of Irvine Apartment Communities from 1997 through 1999, directing all activities of the apartment REIT’s California Division and creating a $1 billion development pipeline. Previously, he was a co-founder and president of Thompson Residential Company. Mr. Thompson also served as the Northern California partner of Trammell Crow Residential from 1984 to 1995. While at Trammell Crow Residential, he was responsible for the development and construction of over 3,600 apartment and condominium homes in 15 projects.
Prior to joining Trammell Crow Residential, Mr. Thompson was with Regis Homes Company, a Southern California-based apartment investment and development firm. As executive vice president of Regis, he was responsible for Northern California development activities and apartment investments in four western states. He has also held management positions with Citicorp Real Estate and James W. Rouse Company.
Mr. Thompson obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a board member of Ecumenical Association for Housing, a non-profit affordable housing owner, manager, and developer with over 4,000 apartment homes in California and Hawaii. He is an associate member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land use economics society. He also serves on the board of Yosemite Institute, which provides environmental education for 10,000 school children annually in Yosemite National Park.