David Ford to Lead Transwestern’s San Francisco Property Management

As Senior Vice President, Ford Will Continue the Expansion of Transwestern’s Northern California Portfolio

(May 18, 2012 – San Francisco, CA) – Transwestern, one of the largest privately-held full-service real estate firms in the country, has announced that David Ford will head up the company’s extensive and growing property management team based in San Francisco. As Senior Vice President, Ford oversees the operations and expansion of Transwestern’s management services platform in Northern California. David is responsible for all aspects of management services, including new business development, service delivery, client relations, recruiting, and strategic expansion.

Ford arrives as Transwestern’s Bay Area property management portfolio continues to experience dramatic increases, surging from 1.9 million square feet to 8.8 million square feet since January 2011.  Ford will be based in Transwestern’s new downtown San Francisco office located at Four Embarcadero Center. The new office represents yet another step in the firm’s commitment to growth in its management services and brokerage business in the Bay Area.

“Northern California and the Bay Area are in the midst of historic growth in commercial real estate, outperforming most every other market in the country,” said Transwestern Managing Senior Vice President, Property Management, Dave Rock. “As property owners and institutions continue turn to Transwestern to manage their assets, David has the perfect background and the most valuable connections in the region to help them achieve the best returns possible. We fully expect that Transwestern’s diverse management portfolio will expand along its very positive growth trajectory.”

Ford brings more than 27 years of commercial real estate experience to Transwestern, ranging from ground-up development and construction supervision to leasing and sales for developers, owners and institutions. Most recently, David served as senior vice president and director of management services at Grubb & Ellis, where he oversaw the operations and new business development for the firm’s property management division in Northern California.

Transwestern West Region President George Garfield, who is spearheading the company’s expansion in the Bay Area and multiple other markets, said, “Bringing David to our platform fortifies our Bay Area management services, enabling continued growth in the portfolio during 2012 and beyond. His leadership role joins a host of other new recruits in downtown San Francisco, the East San Francisco Bay and, soon, Silicon Valley. Transwestern has had a strong presence in the region for some time, but its impact is now deeper and wider than ever.”

The addition of Ford comes as Transwestern has announced a major expansion in the East San Francisco Bay market. The action solidifies Transwestern as a leading player in the region with the addition of 17 new team members including brokers, property managers and staff. Led by Managing Director Ed Del Beccaro, Transwestern’s new Walnut Creek office will take on responsibilities for the firm’s considerable market share in the East San Francisco Bay market.

With the opening of the East Bay office and the addition of David Ford in San Francisco, Transwestern is well positioned to continue to grow across the Bay Area, expanding its property management, agency leasing, tenant advisory, investment services and investment management capabilities in the region.

Transwestern’s growth in the Bay Area is part of a national and global growth initiative, having opened offices in New York City and St. Louis in the past year, as well as establishing an international alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Now with 31 offices across the U.S., Transwestern oversees a leasing and property management portfolio of 258 million square feet nationally.

About Transwestern
Transwestern is a national, privately-held operating company specializing in commercial real estate services, investment and development.  The firm’s fully integrated approach delivers value to owners, investors and users of commercial real estate through innovation, penetrating market intelligence and legendary service delivered by teams of local experts.  Transwestern has product specialties in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare and is an industry leader in sustainability solutions and in market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates.

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