Camm Morton, who was instrumental in the renovation and reopening of the former Capitol House hotel in downtown Baton Rouge, is joining the local office of Sperry Van Ness.

Morton, the former head of Commercial Properties Realty Trust, the for-profit real estate arm of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, will offer services such as professional business brokerage as a member of Sperry Van Ness/Graham, Langlois and Legendere. “There is a natural synergy between the operations of commercial real estate and business sales,” Morton said. “Nearly every business involves some aspect of real estate — either because of ownership or because there is a lease that must be transferred to a new owner. The two are very much intertwined.”

Morton headed Commercial Properties from 2002 to 2007. During that time the firm redeveloped the Capitol House into the Hilton Capitol Center and kept the Bon Carré Business Center on track. Since leaving Commercial Properties, Morton has served as manager of the downtown hotel and he currently serves as chief executive officer of VR Business Brokers. Morton will remain as head of VR Business Brokers, but have a real estate license with Sperry Van Ness, said Ben Graham, managing director of the local office.

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