Thomas M. Hancock, MAI, serves as Regional Director for Murphy Appraisal Services. Mr. Hancock joined Murphy Appraisal Services in 2010, and is a state certified general real estate appraiser in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In October of 2018, the Appraisal Institute awarded Mr. Hancock the MAI designation, which is the highest level of designation awarded in the appraisal industry globally.
Mr. Hancock is recognized as one of the foremost experts in appraising and valuing income producing properties in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. In addition to appraisal practice, Mr. Hancock also serves as a real estate consultant to various private clients, is a licensed real estate agent with 10/12 Properties, and is a regular contributor for Inside New Orleans Magazine.
Mr. Hancock is a Nashville, Tennessee native, where he attended Montgomery Bell Academy. He graduated from University of Tennessee, where he majored in marketing and logistics and minored in operations management. While in college, he served as president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and also served as a student senator on the University of Tennessee Student Government.
Mr. Hancock enjoys dual residency in Uptown New Orleans and the River Ranch neighborhood of Lafayette. He enjoys playing golf, University of Tennessee athletics, New Orleans Saints football, New Orleans cuisine and Mardi Gras. Mr. Hancock is an active parishioner of Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, and a volunteer committee member with American Cancer Society, Audubon Nature Institute, and The National World War II Museum.