J. Collier Thornton
J. Collier Thornton (CT) serves as a Senior Advisor with Stirling Properties’ commercial real estate team, working from the company’s Baton Rouge office. With twenty years in the industry, he has worked as an Agent, Broker, Tenant Rep, Developer, Small Business Owner and P&C Insurance Agent. This broad knowledge base has armed him with a commercial real estate skill set that is second to none in Baton Rouge.
CT specializes in the sale and leasing of retail, office and industrial space throughout Louisiana. He has personally represented and been the owner of over $100 million worth of developments and has an extensive background in retail tenant representation. His client list includes CVS, Taco Bell/KFC, Family Dollar and Rite Aid, in addition to numerous other local and regional companies.
If you are considering a commercial real estate investment--whether it’s a purchase, new construction or a full-scale development from the ground up--CT can assist. He understands the intricacies of the rezoning process, all site-related aspects (site work, water retention, drainage, wetlands, etc.), engineering, architecture, construction, lending, insurance and more.
Prior to joining the Stirling Properties team, CT served as a Senior Advisor with SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre. At the age of 26, CT started Thornton, Harvison and Rhodes Real Estate (THR) and was consistently ranked as one of the top commercial real estate brokerage firms from 2004-2011. During this time, CT was recognized among the Top 40 under 40. In 2012, he put the commercial real estate business on hold to explore a new opportunity in Property and Casualty Insurance sales.
When not dedicating his time to the commercial real estate market in Baton Rouge, CT’s primary focus is his three sons. He is heavily involved in the Kids Ministry at Healing Place Church and coaches both baseball and football for his children.