Mr. Joe B. (Jody) Thornton, Jr.
President, JLL Capital Markets, Americas
Before becoming President of JLL Capital Markets, Americas, as part of the HFF acquisition, Jody was a founding partner of HFF LP, having joined HFF’s predecessor firm, Holliday Fenoglio & Company, in 1992. He became a Director and Vice Chairman of HFF, Inc. in November 2006, prior to the company’s IPO in 2007. On April 1, 2014, Jody assumed the role of President of HFF, Inc. and Managing Member of HFF L.P. and HFF Securities, it’s operating partnerships. Additionally, Jody served as Executive Managing Director at HFF and was a member of both HFF’s executive and/or operating committees since 2003.
Jody began his real estate career in 1984 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting. He was a senior vice president of The Joyner Mortgage Company, Inc., where he was responsible for the origination of commercial mortgage and equity transactions, and a senior accountant with the Audit Division of Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.