Bruce Ford is Transwestern’s president in Atlanta and other Southeastern markets. In this role, he oversees all the firm’s business lines, including owner services (agency leasing, property management, and investment sales), tenant advisory, 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 Atlanta and South Florida offices.
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.
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, and is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association’s national advisory council. Since 2008 he has been included in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Power 50,” a guide to Atlanta’s top 50 industry leaders. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Holy Innocents Episcopal School and on the Board of Directors for Buckhead Coalition.
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.