The commercial real estate world is full of lucrative opportunities—but there are also many risks. These risks include current market conditions, existing rental rates, debt exposure, and a building’s physical condition. At Ford Group, our job is to help you counteract these risks with high-quality commercial real estate assets. Using this method, clients like you can leverage our strategic approach for finding income-generating commercial real estate for your portfolio. Call now for more information about how Ford Group can help grow your real estate portfolio in the Southeastern United States.
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For 31 years, Ford Group has owned and operated commercial real estate across the United States. We’re trusted to provide stable strategies for repositioning ground-up development projects and opportunities. Clients come to us to learn how they too can grow the portfolio and increase their net worth through the acquisition of commercial real estate. As a result of our extensive experience in the multi-tenant commercial real estate world, we are now moving forward and focusing on NNN single-credit tenant assets in the necessity retail sector. Regardless of the service, we provide more opportunities to achieve solid returns while eliminating risks that threaten your principal.
We’re proud of the first-rate team we’ve assembled here at Ford Group. Our executives have extensive industry experience, and our principal and key management departments have owned and managed over 1,250,000 sq. ft. of office and commercial retail space. Take a minute to learn more about our professionals.
Joe Ford entered the real estate industry in the 1990s, buying properties for his portfolio. He eventually transitioned to raising equity for the commercial real estate space who don’t have the expertise or capital to do it themselves.
In addition to being our President, Joe is the Founder and President of Ford Realty Group, LLC and the Founder and Manager of Ford Group, LLC. Prior to founding Ford Realty Group in 2001, he was the President of Preferred Managed Care, Inc. and the President/CEO of Progressive Health Care Clinic, Inc. Previously, Joe served as the Chairman and County Commissioner for the County of Washington, the President of Ford Enterprises, and an expert in technical sales with the Great Lakes Carbon Corporation. Finally, Joe has served on numerous boards for groups throughout Washington and Pennsylvania, including Washington County Prison, County Retirement, the Association for the Blind, TEC, United Cerebral Palsy, Housing Authority, Washington County Authority, and various hospitals. Joe is also the author of the book Life's Shortcuts.
Pat is the controller of both Ford Realty Group, LLC and Ford Group, LLC. Previously, she worked as the Treasurer for Ford Enterprises, LLC, as well as a nurse at St. Clair Hospital and Children’s Hospital.
Joseph has been with Ford Group since 2012 and is the property manager for all properties located in Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Pre-Law.
Ross McClurg is our Commercial real estate acquisition specialist. He is responsible for recruiting, marketing, broker/dealer relations, and finding properties for private clients.
Dean Nicholson is an external advisor to Ford Group and Ford Group. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Tufts University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Teaching Mathematics from Boston University. Dean is also a retired consultant for Connecticut General Corporation.
Steve Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from West Liberty State College. He became president of Smith Homes in the early 1980s and has served as the property manager for Ford Group since 2006. Steve manages all properties located in Ohio.
Carrie has eight years of experience working as a paralegal for Johnson, Beaman, & Todd, as well as a decade of experience as a court reporter for Grant Superior Court No. 1 in Marion, IN. She has also served as the Executive Assistant to University Counsel in the Legal & Regulatory Affairs Department at Indiana Wesleyan University. In this role, she handled the University’s property acquisitions, educational site approvals, contract management, and financial/regulatory affairs.