Richard L. Thomason was born in Louisville, KY and moved to Sioux Falls in 1994. He is a graduate of Lincoln High School where he participated in marching band and competed on the cross country and tennis teams.
Richard then attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN from where he received a BS in Real Estate and was President of the St. Thomas Real Estate Society. The University of St. Thomas is one of the few schools in the country with a four-year undergraduate program in real estate.
He is a member of the Sioux Falls Young Professional Network and a member of the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). He is a Board Member of the Sioux Falls Tennis Association and a Board Member of Health Connect. Richard is an enthusiastic member of the team at Nelson Commercial Real Estate and works in all aspects of leasing, site selection/acquisition and commercial property sales.