On Friday, February 27, Sterling College will host Anthony W. Thompson, chairman and CEO of Thompson National Properties, as its 2009 Oscar Schmidt Convocation speaker. The event will be held at Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to the public.
Thompson has strong ties to Sterling College. He is a 1969 alumni and Chairman of Sterling College’s Board of Trustees. He is also very well qualified from a business viewpoint to be this year’s Oscar Schmidt lecturer. Thompson is one of the most respected names in real estate today. He has over 35 years of experience in portfolio management and has held a Series 1 license with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. since 1969. He has founded three companies in the past decade and overseen the investment of nearly $3 billion of equity in 250 properties nationwide on behalf of 30,000 investors.
In 1998 Thompson founded Triple Net Properties, LLC, with four employees. In December 2007, his second company, NNN Realty Advisors, Inc., completed a reverse merger with Grubb & Ellis Company. The combined entity had more than 6,000 employees with 220 million square feet of commercial propert