Professional Experience

Associated Office


2100 McKinney Ave,
Suite 700,
Dallas, TX, 75201

Ryan Thornton is a member of the Investment Properties Group in Dallas, focusing primarily on the sale of institutional industrial investment properties on a regional and national level. The team specializes in industrial institutional investment property sales across the nation. The team’s transactions have included national portfolio sales, programmatic joint ventures, and one-off local dispositions.

Prior to joining CBRE, Ryan worked at Thackeray Partners, where he was responsible for the acquisition, operations and disposition of a portfolio of industrial, office and multi-housing projects. At Trammell Crow Company and The Rosewood Corporation, Ryan gained exposure to investment sales as both an analyst and active participant in the disposition of individual and portfolios of properties.

Ryan is a member of CBRE National Partners, twenty-five industry leaders acting as one within a partnership model. They deliver superior information, analytics and strategy leading to exceptional execution over the industrial investment property life cycle and across the capital stack. In 2019, the team completed investment transactions representing over 149 million square feet with a total consideration of over $10.8 billion. For more information, please visit


  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance & Economics
  • Southern Methodist University, Masters of Business Administration, Finance

Community Involvement

  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas
  • Camp John Marc – Board Member
  • Touchdown Club Member – RISE school of Dallas
  • TREC – Associate Leadership Council