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Travis Thornton joined SSL in 2015 bringing 19 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions to the firm. He represents institutional investors, joint ventures and individual owners of all sizes in acquisitions and dispositions, financing, development, leasing, condominium and common interest community formation, joint venture documentation and property management matters. He advises and negotiates on behalf of landlords and tenants in leasing negotiations for office, retail and industrial properties. Development projects include office, residential, retail, mixed use and warehouse, including commercial and residential condominiums. Acquisition and financing transactions have covered all property types, including landmark buildings, 20+ building portfolios, land assemblages and ground leases. He represents production home builders in urban and suburban plat acquisition and development of single family and multifamily projects. He is experienced in employing creative condominium, ground lease and tax-deferred exchange structures for favorable tax treatment. Travis also maintains a practice advising Pacific Northwest land trusts in land conservation transactions.


Undergraduate School:  University of Denver; Denver, CO

Law School: Lewis and Clark Law School; Portland, OR

Practice Areas:

Commercial Leasing


Real Estate Finance

Condominiums and Planned Developments

Land Conservation

Professional Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Ground Leases 101”; Annual Real Estate Spring Seminar, April 2014
  • Presenter, “Basics of Conservation Easements”; Okanogan County Bar Association, October 2013 and November 2014


  • “The 2010 Amendments to Form 17: Consumer Protection for Buyers of Commercial Real Estate or a New Minefield?”; WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Newsletter