Michael Ballantyne

Michael Ballantyne

Leadership | Managing Partner | SIOR, CCIM
Phone: 
208.947.0831

EXPERIENCE

Michael Ballantyne has 26 years of experience specializing in land acquisition and disposition and investment brokerage.  Since 2005, Michael has completed transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $400 million and comprising over 31,000 acres of land throughout Southwest Idaho.  

Michael serves as the Managing Partner of Thornton Oliver Keller.  In this role, he collaborates with the company’s leadership team, provides insight and direction in business organization, planning, personnel management and corporate vision.  Under Michael’s leadership the company has weathered some of the most difficult days in the real estate industry as well as some of the best.  Through it all, Michael’s steady presence, his insightful ideas and his commitment to doing the right thing have been cornerstones of the company’s growth and maturation.

Michael’s knowledge of the local real estate market has proven invaluable to his many clients.  In addition, he has done site selection throughout the western United States.  

A short list of customers and clients includes: First Interstate Bank, Key Bank, Marvell Semiconductor, Allstate Insurance Company, The Athlete’s Foot, Bridgestone/Firestone, Costco Wholesale, Tates Rents, Inc., Regence BlueShield of Idaho, The Wolff Companies, Micron Technology, Hewlett Packard, Saint Alphonsus Health Center, Kount, Inc., and the Boise School District.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Spanish from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  He also attended the Universidad de Alicante in Spain.  

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Michael holds the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member designation (CCIM).  As a CCIM he joins the ranks of those, who through their education and experience, are considered the elite of the commercial real estate industry.  Michael also holds the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation.  He is a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and is a member of the Ada County, Idaho, and National Association of Realtors.  Michael is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

In 2001, Michael was recognized as one of Idaho’s “Accomplished Under Forty” by the Idaho Business Review.  In 2011, he Co-Chaired the Boise Valley Economic Partnership Competitive Edge Initiative, raising nearly $4 Million to bring new jobs to the community.    In 2012, Michael was recognized by the Idaho Business Review as one of five “CEO’s of Influence” in Idaho. In 2013, Michael chaired the Boise Valley Economic Partnership Board of Directors. In 2017, Michael chaired the Small Business Administration’s Regional Regulatory Fairness Board for Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

Michael currently chairs the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Board and the Salvation Army’s “Building Futures” capital campaign.  He also sits on the Boise Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, the Bishop Kelly High School President’s Advisory Council and is the Managing Trustee of the Haugse-Cossey Foundation which provides college scholarships to local youth.

FAMILY, HOBBIES & INTERESTS

In his spare time, Michael loves to fly, play ice hockey and enjoy Idaho’s great outdoors.  

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