Michael Thornton

  • Sanford US-NC
Michael Thornton


A detailed oriented, well organized professional with over 25 years progressive management, computer, operations, construction and leasing experience, with proven competencies in:• Developing strategies to operate commercial property to its highest potential• Meeting owners value and ROI goals• Annual budgeting, financial reporting and forecasting• Effective communication with landlords, tenants and vendors• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, Yardi, MRI, and more• Detail oriented with focus on the objective• Project Management, including construction planning & administration• Building strong, successful management and operations teams• Managing large and multi-site portfolios of retail, office, & warehouse properties

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Jun 2009

Senior Property Manager

ACP Mid-Atlantic, LLC

Responsible for directing management of a commercial office portfolio of nearly 1,000,000 sf at thirteen buildings throughout the Raleigh/Durham market.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2008

Senior Property Manager

Inland Mid-Atlantic

Responsible for directing management of an Inland Mid-Atlantic retail portfolio of nearly 3,000,000 sf throughout North and South Carolina.

Provided due diligence and real estate consulting on investment properties for Inland American, another Inland company, after Inland Mid-Atlantic was sold.

May 2004 - Oct 2005

Property Manager

Grubb & Ellis | The Furman Company

Managed a portfolio of nearly 1,000,000 sf, including a 375,000 sf, 26-story Class A office building and three additional office properties.

May 2001 - Apr 2004



Provided design and implementation services to business owners and managers requiring website design, search engine submission, email newsletters and other internet marketing services.

Aug 1998 - May 2001

Senior Property Manager

CB Richard Ellis

Managed a portfolio of office and retail space comprising nearly 1,000,000 sf, with major tenants that included IBM, GTE, General Dynamics and Research Triangle Institute.

Directed the design and cost analysis of a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of the site, including a new $12,000,000 retail project.

Apr 1997 - Aug 1998

Director of Property Management

Tri Properties, Inc.

Managed a department with a diverse portfolio of office, retail and warehouse properties of nearly 3,000,000 sf.

Designed and implemented new programs for budgeting and reporting on all operational and financial issues to an institutional owner, ensuring all project goals and objectives were accomplished in accordance with outlined priorities, time requirements and funding conditions.

Coordinated with architects, designers and contractors on all new buildings.  As team lead, directed the design and cost analysis process for a major shopping center renovation.

Aug 1993 - Jul 1996

General Manager

Faison Associates

Managed a portfolio with a 1.3 million sf regional mall complex; two shopping centers totaling 366,000 square feet and a 297,380 square foot, 21 story Class A office building.

Directed a fully “de-centralized” on-site management staff with responsibility for all budgeting, reporting and accounting functions.

Sep 1988 - Jul 1993

Regional Property Manager

The Parmenter Co

Managed a portfolio of retail and office space totaling 750,000 sf throughout Florida.

Coordinated directly with an institutional owner, tenants and contractors to complete over $4.5 million of construction, including a $2.5 million renovation and a new anchor building.


Aug 1970 - Aug 1972

Associate of Science

Lake City Community College




Building and Owners Managers Institute International


International Council of Shopping Centers


Institute of Real Estate Management