Ford Gibson is a 35-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry. His development portfolio includes more than 16.5 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, manufacturing, and multifamily projects. He started in the business in Boston with Spaulding and Slye. After 6 years there he moved to Spectrum Properties in Charlotte and finally landing in South Florida with the Codina Group. Ford has led development teams on award-winning projects throughout South Florida and the east coast.
For more than 14 years he was instrumental in the growth of the Codina Group, first as the head of Codina Development then as the President of the entire group. While he was there he was the winner of many of the real estate industries most prized awards. Among them he was four times named Developer of the Year by the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks South Florida Chapter, twice named the Developer of the Year by the Industrial Association of Dade County, and in each year of his tenure at least one of his projects won individual awards from those two organizations. After he left Codina to start Gibson Development Partners he continued his string by landing another Building of the Year award from NAIOP. In addition, under Mr. Gibson’s leadership, Codina’s Medical Arts Building at Baptist won the BOMA World Wide Building of the Year.