Sam Ford, Senior Investment Advisor's Profile
Licensed since 1976, Sam Ford has always been in the Commercial Real Estate business. Mr. Ford has consistently been recognized for over 15 years as the #1 Commercial Realtor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. His knowledgeable contributions as Southern Director for the Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors from 2008, his activity in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and his consistent multi-million-dollar sales production contribute to the reasons why his clients come back to him for acquisition and disposition of all their commercial real estate. Whether Commercial buildings or land, clients know Sam Ford is experienced in all disciplines of industry, with the ability to address the needs of all his clients serious or casual investments that include government, offices, retail, restaurant, finance, investors, and builders. A few of his prestigious clients include the City of Gulfport (3 yrs of exclusive representation), retail chains like Walgreens, the restaurants of McDonalds, McAlisters, Moe's Southwest Grill, Subway, service stations like Kanagroo, BP and Murphy, as well as site selection assistance provided to DR Horton, DSLD and Elliott Homes. Additionally, financial institutions rely on Sam Ford when they need REO or foreclosure representation for the disposition of their real estate, commercial buildings or land. It is Sam Ford they call when local subdivision developers need to plan their next investment. They know Sam has a passion for evaluating land. He understands the needs of land developers and Sam takes the time to research and analyze the potential of the land at its surface, beneath the ground and above ground levels. He prides himself in his ability to work with the city officials, county Board of Supervisors, Planning, Zoning, and Property Tax offices to properly analyze properties, create a game plan solution and then prepare a professional "complete" presentation package for his clients that will attract buyers, as Sam says, for the "Maximum Value / Minimum Time". Most recently, Sam's reputation for proper coastal site selection grabbed the attention of national RV Park operator and developer, Majestic RV Resorts. They trusted Sam's expertise to assist in the evaluation of traffic, demographics and the ultimate selection of their future multi-million-dollar 23-acre beachfront resort. Choosing to purchase land on the coast has a proprietary set of challenges and Sam Ford knows how to guide his clients through the process of evaluating coastal and river Flood Plans. Sam Ford's life has been dedicated to the Commercial Real Estate business, he has been awarded with the highest honors achievable in his field among his peers, in his brokerage and in his membership associations. Every year his sales bring him the recognition of being #1 on the MS Gulf Coast. One of those proud moments in his career came in 2015 when he received a Coldwell Banker award as #1 in the Southeast Region placing him among the Top 5% in the nation. Sam is a successful real estate investor and owns sought after property in the busiest part of Gulfport, MS. He specializes in Land Sales, Retail, Multi-Family, Restaurants, Office (Sales and Leasing), Industrial, Hospitality and Health Care. Sam's expertise includes Investment Sales Brokerage, Land Brokerage, Subdivision Building Lots/Land Development, Site Selection, Cap Rate Analysis, and Market Research. ASSOCIATIONS: National Association of Realtors, Gulf Coast Association of Realtors, Emeritus Member, Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors, LACDB – Louisiana Commercial Database MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS: Past Member ICSC, Loopnet Member, Gulfport Yacht Club, Bayou Bluff Tennis Club EDUCATION : B.S. in Data Procetssing/Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi; Associates degree from MGCCC; Post graduate studies in real estate at USM; University of Tulsa-Oil, Gas and Taxation; Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Ole Miss.
- 2008 Circle Of Distinction Bronze Level 2021 Circle Of Distinction Bronze Level 2020 Circle Of Distinction Bronze Level
- Building Lots Commercial Property Commercial leasing and Rentals Development Land Hospitality Income Property Industrial Investment Investment Property Land Landlord Representation Multifamily Properties Office Leasing and Rentals Retail Seller Representation
Site Selection, Lease Analysis, Loan Placement, Brokerage