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Expanded Role Will Advance Innovative Client Solutions, Enhance Operational Consistency

February 06, 2019

Houston – Transwestern today announces Bruce Ford has been named President of Transwestern Commercial Services’ East Region. Ford, who previously served as President of the Southeast, now assumes oversight of operational excellence, client service delivery, and business development initiatives for the commercial real estate services business in offices throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. This new position is part of the company’s transformation to a broader, three-region approach to commercial services, which is designed to inspire high performance, capitalize on synergies and enhance client connectivity.

“Transwestern is committed to exceeding clients’ expectations for consistency, innovation and cost savings, so it makes good sense to view our commercial services offerings through a wider lens,” said Tom Lawyer, President, Transwestern Commercial Services. “Bruce’s business acumen and proven ability to drive results make him a natural fit for this new role. We are confident his strong leadership will further collaboration, spark creativity, and ultimately grow market share in some of the country’s most vibrant, multi-faceted markets.”

Ford’s responsibilities during his 10-year tenure with Transwestern span all business lines, including Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Capital Markets and Occupier Solutions. His leadership in management operations, financial planning and creative marketing has led to tremendous recruiting success and regional growth. Since Ford assumed responsibility of the Southeast, the region’s property management portfolio has more than doubled to its current 20.3 million square feet, and in the past five years, transaction volume increased approximately 25 percent.

“Transwestern’s ability to attract and retain top talent coupled with our intense focus on service delivery have established Transwestern as a leader in the industry,” said Ford. “It is an honor to work alongside an inspiring leadership team with a clear vision – one aimed at expanding opportunities for our team members and challenging each of us to think differently about how we work together to add value for our clients.” 

Ford serves on Transwestern’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He holds the designation of Real Property Administrator (RPA) from the Building Owners & Managers Institute, and, since 2008, he has been included in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Power 50," a guide to the city’s top 50 industry leaders.

A board member of both Buckhead Coalition and Make-A-Wish® Georgia, Ford is actively involved in community service. Under his leadership, Transwestern has been consistently recognized as a "Best Places to Work" from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In 2018, he was the recipient of Transwestern’s Founder’s Award, the highest honor bestowed by the company.


Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service and innovative client solutions. Applying a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global organization adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insight and operational expertise from across the Transwestern enterprise, which includes firms specializing in development and real estate investment management. TCS has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 200 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.


The Transwestern enterprise comprises diversified real estate services, investment management and development companies. The privately held, fully integrated organization leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate.

Media Contact:

Stefanie Lewis


Bruce Ford

President | Eastern U.S.

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6586