Ford Land Property Manager Earns Leadership Award

November 06, 2015 – Mike Patterson, Ford Land’s Director of Facilities for Commercial Properties, was recently recognized as Property Manager of the Year by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Metro Detroit (BOMA).

Mike and the other leadership award recipients were honored at the 2015 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) and Leadership Awards Program Nov. 6 at the Motor City Casino Sound Board in Detroit.

The Leadership Awards recognize the contributions of industry professionals who have made a difference through outstanding business values, education, engagement, cultural innovation and customer experience in the local commercial real estate industry.

More information is available at BOMA Detroit

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Ford Land Hosts Concert in the Courtyard

September 23, 2015 – Ford Land, in partnership with The Henry hotel and Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted “Concert in the Courtyard” outside its Fairlane Plaza office building in Dearborn. Part of the Chamber’s “After Hours” series, more than 200 members, tenants and guests enjoyed live music by Robin Horlock, drinks from Rusted Crow Distillery and Spirits, and hors d’oeuvres provided by The Henry.



Ford Land Hosts CBOR’s Continuing Education Class

September 18, 2015 – The Commercial Board of Realtors – Michigan recently held their Continuing Education training on September 18. Ford Land was the sponsor of the event which was held in a Ford Land building located in Fairlane Business Park, Allen Park. This is also the home of tenant –TechShop Detroit. Over 125 brokers and real estate professional attended the all-day event which concluded with a tour of TechShop.


Ford Land Listed Among Top Owners

July 29, 2015 – Ford Land is ranked among the Top Owners in Midwest Real Estate News’ Best of the Best 2015 publication.

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Ford Land Speaks at CoreNet Michigan Panel Discussion

June 22, 2015 – Ford Land recently sponsored the CoreNet Michigan panel discussion “Reuse, Renovate or Relocate.”

The May 28 event shared insight into cost effective ways to accommodate employee growth and improve productivity in a growing economy.

Speaking at the event were Rob Cory, Director of Global Real Estate Services with Ford Land, Steve Morris, Managing Principal with Axis Advisors and Joel Smith, President, Neumann/Smith Architecture.

Andrew Spilken from Bodman, PLC moderated the event.


Ford Land Announces Food Truck Rally Schedule

March 1, 2015 – 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.

AAt least seven food trucks and live music are expected at each event. Buffy’s Mexi-Casian Grill, Chicken Coupe, Concrete Cuisine, Dago Joe’s, Delectabowl, El Guapo Grill, Mac Shack, Mean Weenie, Pita Post, Rollin Stone Pizza, Rolling Stoves, Stockyard, Treat Dreams and Wood Pile have expressed interest in attending events.

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


Ford Land Announces New Director, Sales, Leasing and Development and New Director, Global Real Estate Services

DEARBORN, Mich., January 21, 2015 – Ford Land announced today that Doug Van Noord is appointed Director, Sales, Leasing and Development. Van Noord replaces Rob Cory who is promoted to Director, Global Real Estate Services.

Van Noord leads a team of real estate professionals in the development and leasing of Ford Land’s five million square foot portfolio of commercial office properties in Dearborn and Allen Park, Mich. Van Noord comes to Ford Land with more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate. Most recently he served as Regional Leasing Manager for Reit Management & Research LLC where he was responsible for properties throughout the Midwest. Previously, he was responsible for leasing several properties in Dearborn, Mich.

After seven years leading the commercial sales and leasing team, Cory now provides real estate services for Ford Motor Company’s extensive global real estate portfolio. The portfolio includes manufacturing plants, warehouses, office space, labs, and dealerships. Working with Ford’s global business units to support expansion and contraction of owned and leased space, his team negotiates the acquisition and/or disposition of properties.

“Doug’s extensive real estate experience gained from working on behalf of other landlords, in addition to his local market knowledge, make him a valuable asset to our team,” said Donna Inch, Chairman and CEO, Ford Land. “Likewise, we look forward to Rob applying his skills and expertise to manage Ford’s global real estate services.”

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.


Jay Gardner Inducted into the Hall of Fame

January 20, 2015 – Congratulations to Jay Gardner, member of the Midwest Real Estate News 2014 Hall of Fame.

Gardner was recognized for his vision and leadership in the oversight of Ford Motor Company’s global real estate portfolio. He retired in December 2014, replaced by Rob Cory, Director of Global Real Estate Services for Ford Land.

Click here for the Midwest Real Estate News December 2014/January 2015 issue