Itasca County Real Estate

Jerry Thornton, Biography

Jerry Thornton
Real Estate Agent
Grand Rapids, MN
Office: 218-326-3314
Mobile:  828-969-9960


Gerald "Jerry" Thornton Jr.

Perhaps surprisingly, much of my 30-year career was not spent in real estate, but within the mineral industry and management consulting business leading and developing personal and organizational skills sets for management, sales, marketing, operations and customer service. The common thread was to help others to become successful with particular focus on sales, performance improvement and management leadership.

After working in various countries, in different time zones I was encouraged by friends and relatives to put my people and professional skill sets to work in real estate, at home, right here on the “Iron Range”. I am committed to use my experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. I will deliver and communicate every detail of the real estate transaction, from first phone call all the way to close to ensure my clients’ success.

I am a graduate from the University of Minnesota. The father of two adult children and married. My wife Petra and I moved back to the Iron Range to enjoy the quality of life which we enjoy so much with family and friends.


More than 30-Years in Mining and Consulting working with Clients, Vendors and Stakeholder’s utilizing my skill sets including: Understanding and prioritizing musts and wants for Clients, proficient in finance, contract negotiations and communications. I enjoy working with Seller’s to maximize value on the sale of their real property and buyers with diversified buying objectives including; 1st and 2nd home buyers, lake properties, land or even commercial real estate consisting of real property and/or an active business.


Currently on the Board of Directors, with Eagle Ridge Villa’s. Have served on 2-Country Club Boards in years past. Professional membership with Society of Mining Engineers (SME). Member Itasca County Board of Realtors (ICBR)


B.S. Mineral Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
MBA in Management, Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
MN Real Estate Certification, Kaplan University, Minneapolis, MN

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