Patrick Thornton | Principal

Scope of Service Experience

In 1996, J. Patrick Thornton II joined NAI Hallmark as its Director of Marketing and was appointed Principal in 1998. Since joining the company, he has leased over 17 million square feet of office and industrial space in Jacksonville.  


Mr. Thornton has a BA degree in Business Economics from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and completed the Executive Education Program at Harvard University in 2003.

Background & Experience

Mr. Thornton began his career with Southeast Bank NA as a Commercial Loan Officer, responsible for management of a real estate loan portfolios including the origination and monitoring of construction progress and funding draw requests for real estate loans. In 1990, he joined Faison Associates as a Leasing Representative where he was responsible for coordinating the marketing and leasing of 430,000 square feet of office and industrial space. While with Faison Associates, Mr. Thornton leased approximately 150,000 square feet. In 1993, Mr. Thornton joined the real estate department at GATX Logistics Inc. as a Property Manager. He was responsible for assisting in the management and leasing of 136 facilities, consisting of approximately 23,000,000 square feet. In December of 1993, Mr. Thornton joined Phoenix Realty Group as a Leasing Specialist focusing primarily on the suburban office market. While at Phoenix, he leased over 300,000 square feet of office and industrial space.

Professional Affiliations & Designations

He is a former President of the NAIOP-Northeast Florida and has served on the local Board for the past six years. He is also a member of the Commercial Development Task Force of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; past Chairman of The Seton Club, a charitable foundation of St. Vincent’s Hospital Board; past School Board President and Chair of the Finance & Development Committee for San Jose Assumption Catholic School and has volunteered at San Jose Assumption Catholic School for twenty-six years as the boys basketball coach.

Significant Transactions

Mr. Thornton has completed significant transactions with The Supply Source, Trane, Siemens, Stein Mart, Coca-Cola, Copy Fax, AT&T, Hilex, M&A Supply Company, OneCall, and Opus.

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