New Dingell Transit Center Now Open

December 15, 2014 – There’s a new gateway to the Dearborn community – the newly constructed 16,000 square foot Dingell Transit Center. It’s now open and Amtrak trains are running daily with fresh options for commuters. Trains are conveniently connecting commuters and travelers to Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Detroit and Pontiac.

The City of Dearborn purchased the land for the transit center from Ford Land. “We’re enthusiastic about the completed project and its impact on the community,” said Donna Inch, Ford Land Chairman and CEO. “The center provides an opportunity to improve connectivity to the region and the Midwest.”

As an added bonus, the Dingell Transit Center is intermodal. It’s connecting travelers via train, bus, and bike as well as on foot to shopping, recreation, education, work and cultural attractions in the Dearborn area. A pedestrian bridge built over the train tracks also allows foot travelers to enter the Henry Ford Complex which features the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the IMAX, and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour facility.

For more detailed information about the Dingell Transit Center click here.

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Karen O’Neil Recognized Among the 2015 Women in Commercial Real Estate

December 2014 – Congratulations to Karen O’Neil, Senior Sales and Leasing Manager, for being recognized among the 2015 Women in Commercial Real Estate by Midwest Real Estate News. Karen is responsible for leasing more than 5 million square feet of office space in Ford Land’s commercial portfolio in Dearborn and Allen Park, Mich.

Click here for the Midwest Real Estate News October/November issue

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Ford Land Opens Executive Offices at Fairlane Plaza

August 26, 2014 – Ford Land is now offering fully-furnished executive office space for lease in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford Land hosted a ribbon cutting for the Executive Offices at Fairlane Plaza on Thursday, August 21. Dearborn Mayor John (Jack) O’Reilly joined Ford Land Chairman and CEO Donna Inch and the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce in welcoming the first three tenants in the space: Dale A. Bender CPA, Premier One Group and CARMA Consulting.

The Executive Offices at Fairlane Plaza feature 21 private, furnished offices in a suite with a large lobby, conference rooms, kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi.

“We’ve seen an increased demand for small move-in ready office space,” said Rob Cory, director of commercial properties at Ford Land. “We are pleased to be the first landlord to make this class of space available in the Dearborn area.”

Each office includes a wood desk, chair, bookcase or file cabinet, and a window view.

Building amenities in the Class A office building located at 290 Town Center Drive include a full-service café, salon, courtyard, parking garage, 24/7 security and on-site property management. Fairlane Plaza is located next to The Henry, an Autograph Collection Hotel.

The executive offices are an extension of Ford Land’s small business offerings. Several years ago Ford Land began offering suites ranging from approximately 200 to 3,000 square feet in several of its multi-tenant buildings. “We continue to build out new suites to meet market demand and are proud to be supporting small businesses in our portfolio,” said Cory.

For more information Click Here or to schedule a showing call (313) 323-4140

Fairlane Plaza Corner Office
Fairlane Plaza Conference Room
Fairlane Plaza Lobby Interior


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Ford Land Listed Among Top Owners

July 10, 2014 – Ford Land is ranked among the Top Owners in Midwest Real Estate News’ Best of the Best 2014 publication.

Click here to view listing on page 20

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Ford Land Announces Food Truck Rally Schedule

May 8, 2014 – Ford Land is bringing back its popular food truck rallies with five events planned at its Dearborn and Allen Park properties this summer.

The rallies will be held the third Friday of the month, May through September, from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Events will rotate among several Ford Land properties.

At least seven food trucks and live music are expected at each event. Buffy’s Mexi-Casian Grill, Concrete Cuisine, Dago Joe’s, Detroit BBQ, El Guapo Grill, Jacques Tacos, Mac Shack, Mean Weenie, Rollin Stone Pizza, Rolling Stoves, Shimmy Shack and Treat Dreams have expressed interest in attending events.

Flyers listing participating food trucks for each rally will be posted a week before each event.

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Ford Land Chairman and CEO Receives Leadership Award

May 2, 2014 – Ford Land Chairman and CEO, Donna Inch, was presented the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at today’s Chamber Choice Awards & Expo at The Henry hotel in Dearborn.

A 36-year Ford Motor Company employee, Inch was honored for her career accomplishments at the automaker, vision and leadership at Ford Land, and commitment to the community.

Other honorees included Congressman John Dingell with the Legacy Award, The University of Michigan-Dearborn with the Business of the Year Award and Del Taco, Small Business of the Year. The event also recognized businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries.

Click for Donna’s complete biography

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Biography: Donna Inch, Ford Land Chairman and CEO

May 2, 2014 – Donna Inch is chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Land Development Corporation (Ford Land), the real estate arm and wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.

Appointed to this position in January 2010, Inch has global responsibility for real estate, construction and facility services for Ford Motor Company. Ford’s real estate portfolio consists of manufacturing, research and development, distribution and office properties.

Inch joined Ford in 1978 as an industrial relations analyst. She has held a series of finance and management positions in Ford Customer Service Division, Marketing and Sales, Product Development and other automotive operations, including: manager, worldwide revenue; manager, North American pricing; and North American Marketing and Sales controller. Just before joining Ford Land, Inch served as finance director, Ford Customer Service Division, where she was responsible for financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, long-range business planning and internal control, as well as, financial and operational responsibility for Global Warranty Administration.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., Inch holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Eastern Michigan University. Inch serves as a member of the Eastern Michigan University Dean’s Advisory Board and recently became the Ford Corporate Executive Champion. She was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2014 and serves in an advisory capacity for a number of national/global real estate organizations. Inch is a member of the Ford Finance Executive Recruiting Committee, and is actively involved in Ford’s Employee Resource Groups, serving as the champion of Women in Finance and as a member of the Professional Women’s Network executive board. She also serves as a board member of HAVEN, a non-profit organization in Oakland County, Mich., that promotes a world of safe, equal and accountable communities.

Inch was recognized as one of the top women in finance in the November 2009 Treasury and Risk magazine; as one of Crain’s Top Women to Watch in September 2010; and was listed as a Crain’s “Newsmaker.” She was inducted into the Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2011, featured in dbusiness magazine’s 2013 Powered By Women, and named one of WJR’s “Women Who Lead” in 2013. Most recently Inch was named a Women and Leadership in the Workplace 2014 honoree and the 2014 Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award recipient.

She is married with two children and lives in Dearborn, Mich.

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Ford Land Announces New Sales and Leasing Managers

DEARBORN, Mich., April 10, 2014 – Ford Land today announced the appointment of two sales and leasing managers to its commercial properties team.

Jennifer Goldobin is appointed Sales and Leasing Manager and Stefanie Denby is appointed Sales, Leasing and Marketing Manager. In their new roles they are responsible for leasing office space in Ford Land’s five million-square-foot portfolio in Dearborn and Allen Park, Mich.

Previously, Jennifer was a Lease Analyst for the commercial properties team. In her 14 years at Ford Land, she also held positions in real estate accounting and property management. Prior to joining Ford Land, Jennifer was a property manager at Colliers International.

Stefanie previously served as Ford Land’s Marketing Manager. She has 14 years of experience marketing the commercial properties and will retain this responsibility in her new role. Stefanie served on the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2003-2012 and was Chairperson in 2007. Stefanie previously worked at marketing communications firm PCGCampbell.

Ford Land is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and a full-service provider of real estate, construction and facility services. Formed in 1970 to develop 2,360 acres of land surrounding Ford’s world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford Land master-planned and developed the Fairlane community. Fairlane is characterized by its preservation of the environment, award-winning architecture and full complement of dining, retail, hospitality and recreational amenities. One of the largest commercial landlords in southeast Michigan, Ford Land owns more than five million square feet of commercial office space in Dearborn and Allen Park, Mich.

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