Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Bruce Ford is Transwestern's president for the Southeast region based out of Atlanta. In this role, he oversees all the firm's business lines, including owner services (agency leasing, property management, and investment sales), tenant advisory, healthcare and development.  Bruce is responsible for all business development efforts and recruiting strategies. He is also responsible for Transwestern's regional operations, overseeing the day-to-day management, financial planning, and marketing of the firm's Southeast offices including Atlanta, Miami, Orlando and Nashville. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Prior to joining Transwestern, Bruce served with GVA Advantis as regional president of Georgia and the Carolinas. His responsibilities included leading business development activity and managing all brokerage, property and asset management, and construction services for the region. Bruce also directed the companies that ultimately became GVA Advantis, including the management services group of Armada/Hoffler as early as 1989. Before joining Armada/Hoffler, Bruce worked with the Smith Companies in Washington, D.C., where he managed some of the company's most recognized projects.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

Bruce Ford and Transwestern were recognized by national research firm CoStar as a "Power Broker" in 2009 for the volume of transactions completed by Transwestern in Atlanta during that year. Bruce holds the designation of Real Property Administrator (RPA) from the Building Owners & Managers Institute, since 2008 he has been included in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Power 50," a guide to Atlanta's top 50 industry leaders. Bruce served as the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Holy Innocents Episcopal School and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Buckhead Coalition as well as an active Board Member with Make A Wish, Georgia. Under his leadership the Transwestern Atlanta office has been consistently recognized as a "Best Places to Work" from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

EDUCATION

Bruce holds a bachelor's in political science from Wake Forest University. At Harvard University, he completed Running a Real Estate Company, one of the school's executive education programs.