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Robert B. Thornton
SIOR

Industrial Specialist

Baker Realty Co.

1487 Amherst Rd., P.O. Box 53471, Knoxville, TN 37950-3471

Market
Knoxville
Specialty
Industrial Specialist
Member Since
1995
Chapter
SIOR Middle and East Tennessee Chapter
Areas of Practice
Accreditations
Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), East Tennessee Industrial Council (ETIC) - Vice President (1983), President (1984), Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC) - Member, Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) 1995, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce - Member
Bob Thornton is Director of Industrial Real Estate for Baker Realty Company, specializing in the selling and leasing of industrial property in Knoxville and throughout the East Tennessee Valley Region. Bob is an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) with thirty three years of experience in industrial development and industrial real estate brokerage.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1979, Bob began his career with Caterpillar in industrial sales of material handling equipment. In 1980, Bob was employed as an industrial development consultant for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Bob served as a liaison to corporations, industry executives, state representatives and local communities in East Tennessee for the purpose of recruiting new industry to the area. In 1985 he joined Baker Realty Company as an Industrial Real Estate Broker and since then has been involved in hundreds of industrial sales and leasing transactions involving buildings and industrial acreage sites in and around Greater Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley Region.

Select Clientele:

Kellogg’s, GE Transportation, Interstate Brands, Federal Express, TNT Logistics,Comcast, Toyota (America), Siemens Corp., Carrier Corp., Mountain Commerce, Continental Air, Avery Dennison, Levi Strauss, Whirlpool Corp., Carlisle Tire, Packaging Corp., WESCO, Waste Management, Guardian Materials, United Rentals, PBR Industries, GE Polymers, Power Systems, Republic Plastics, Honda (America), Brunswick Corp., American Bottling, Transmission Tech, Sears, BAE Systems, Ingram Books, Food Lion, Mission of Hope, Jeld Wen Industries, Poly-One Corporation, Masterbrand Cabinets, OZYX, USA, R&L Carriers, Rock Tenn, Pinnicle Bank
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial Development Course (1984)
  • Economic Development Institute Graduate 1982 / 1983, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville - B.S. Business Administration / Marketing (1979)
Michael Linder, SIOR
Colliers International
Columbus, OH
Shane Woloshan, SIOR
Colliers International
Columbus, OH
Joel Yakovac, SIOR
Colliers International
Columbus, OH
Robert Thornton, SIOR
Baker Realty Co.
Knoxville, TN
Industrial Lease
40,000 Sq. Ft.
March 1, 2015 Knoxville, TN

Michael represented Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc.

Shane represented Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc.

Joel represented Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc.

Robert represented Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc.

Thomas Cooler, SIOR
CBRE
Indianapolis, IN
Robert Thornton, SIOR
Baker Realty Co.
Knoxville, TN
Industrial Lease
$263,437
September 26, 2011 Knoxville, TN

Michael Linder, SIOR
Colliers International
Columbus, OH
Robert Thornton, SIOR
Baker Realty Co.
Knoxville, TN
Industrial Lease
$450,000
September 1, 2011 Knoxville, TN

Michael represented Guardian Building Products

Robert Thornton, SIOR
Baker Realty Co.
Knoxville, TN
Andy Markham, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield
Phoenix, AZ
Industrial Sale
$3,000,000
November 19, 2010 Eloy, AZ

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