Joe B. Thornton, Jr.

President, Capital Markets, Americas

Before becoming President of JLL Capital Markets, Americas, as part of the HFF acquisition, Jody was a founding partner of HFF L.P., 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.

Beginning in 2003 to the present, Jody has served as Executive Managing Director at HFF and as a member of both HFF’s executive and/or operating committees.

Jody began his real estate career in 1984 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin and a brief stint in public accounting with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. Jody would say that serving the financial needs of our clients in the commercial real estate industry over the last 35 years and all the friends we have made along the way is what we value most.

In his spare time, Jody enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to Colorado, playing golf and working out.