Tracy Thompson is a licensed attorney in Texas and has over 20 years of experience in airport management and business planning, airport development planning and implementation, airline affairs and rates and charges, terminal management, and non-aviation airport real estate development. She joined LeighFisher in 2004 and is leader of our commercial development and concessions practice. Tracy is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and chairs the annual AAAE Rental Car Conference. Prior to joining LeighFisher, she was Vice President of the Real Estate Department at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, a position she held for 10 years.
Tracy has assisted small-, medium- and large-hub airport operators with business strategy and renegotiation of their airline use and lease agreements. Her responsibilities include developing rates and charges methodologies, terminal leasing programs, and use and lease agreement provisions, ordinance and resolution provisions, and direct negotiation with the airline representatives on behalf of her airport clients. She also assists airports in the business and legal strategies, implementation of customer facility charge (CFC) programs and project financing related to on-airport rental car programs, including programs for the construction of consolidated rental car facilities; she has or is assisting airport clients in Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix with their rental car programs, and has worked with Salt Lake City International, Tulsa International, and Little Rock Municipal airports in the creation of a new business strategy and renegotiation of the rental car program for new rental car facilities, including the creation and implementation of CFC programs.
In addition, Tracy is assisting many airport operators with development of enhanced revenue generating programs. For several airport clients, including those in Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, and San Diego (Brown Field), she has assisted with development of comprehensive commercial development land use plans for both aviation and retail/commercial uses.