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.