Industrial Real Estate for the Tennessee Valley Region

Bob Thornton and Baker Realty Company Receives Power Broker Award

April 10, 2013, Knoxville, TN

Each year, CoStar Group recognizes the top commercial/industrial real estate brokerage firm and broker in the Knoxville market with the prestigious Power Broker Reward. As the largest professional research organization serving the commercial/industrial real estate industry.

Costar is uniquely positioned to track transactions and identify the top players across the U.S. Every year, CoStar tallies the commercial/industrial lease transactions that closed during the previous year then presents awards to the firms and individuals who achieved the highest volume of leases in over 90 markets across the country.

In 2012 Baker Realty Company and Thornton participated in seven of the top eleven industrial lease transactions in the Knoxville market. They outpaced the other Knoxville market brokers by a margin of over 2 to 1, with (9) transactions totaling 690,434 square feet. Below is a list of the top (4) brokerage firms in 2012 showing number of deals and square footage:


# Deals

Deals SF

Baker Realty Company 9 690,434 SF
Cushman Wakefield Cornerstone 4 238,100 SF
Capital Commercial Real Estate 1 175,000 SF
NAI Knoxville 7 156,487 SF

2012 Transactions Knoxville


Bob Thornton, SIOR
Baker Realty Company