Ford Robertson practices in virtually all aspects of commercial real estate, with a focus on real estate development, investment and leasing, including industrial, retail and office leasing, sale/leaseback transactions, condominium and mixed-use developments, joint venture formation, tax-free exchanges and financing of commercial properties nationwide.
Mr. Robertson is listed in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Real Estate. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law in 2016 and 2017. He was named a 2009 North Carolina "Rising Star" in Real Estate by Super Lawyers magazine and a 2012, 2016 and 2017 North Carolina "Legal Elite" in Real Estate by Business North Carolina magazine. In 2006, Mr. Robertson was selected by Triangle Business Journal for its "40 Under 40" list that recognizes outstanding Research Triangle leaders under 40 years of age. He is a recipient of Business Leader magazine's "2011 Movers & Shakers" Award that honors business leaders ranging from rising stars to executives in the Triangle and Triad communities. Mr. Robertson is also a 2004 graduate of Leadership Raleigh, a select program providing exposure to community issues, introductions to community leaders and development of leadership skills. While in law school, he was awarded the A.J. Fletcher Law Scholarship, was a member of the Wake Forest Law Review and the Order of the Coif, and received American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Real Property, Contracts Law, Criminal Law, Torts and Civil Procedure.
Professional & Community Activities
Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Board of Directors
Communities in Schools of Wake County, Board of Directors
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Past Board of Advisors
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Board of Directors
North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section Council, Member
Raleigh Rescue Mission, Former Board of Directors and Executive Committee
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of North Carolina, Former Real Property Section Council Member
Wake County Bar Association, Real Property Section
Wake County Economic Development, Corporate Recruitment Committee
Urban Land Institute (ULI)