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Adam Ford

President / General Manager & Chief Financial Officer

Tenure with Crosland: Since 2004

Professional Experience

Adam currently oversees the operations of the entire organization. He is focused on maximizing value of the company's portfolio to include disposition, recapitalization and strategic investments.  He is responsible for asset management, financial reporting, annual business planning, and budgeting.

Adam began his tenure at Crosland as Vice President of Operations in the Residential Division. In this role he directed Crosland's 120-person property operations team which managed more than 30 properties and 5,000+ units. Adam was also responsible for the division's existing project financing, fee-managed portfolio, and acquisition/disposition strategy and execution. During his time in operations he oversaw transactions totaling more than $120 million. Following a period of involvement working in development with the company’s multi-family division, Adam served as the Chief Operating Officer of Crosland's Southeastern Investment Fund where he directed Crosland's efforts in acquiring and enhancing the value of land investments as part of the Fund – a joint-venture with Northwestern Mutual Life Company.

Prior to joining Crosland, Adam worked with management consulting firm Bain & Company, where he provided strategic counsel to clients in a variety of industries. He also worked for six years as an executive in customer business development for Procter & Gamble.


Affiliations and Accreditations

  • Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, Former Member of the Board of Directors and Past President

  • Right Moves for Youth, Former Board Member



  • Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

  • Bachelor of Science with honors, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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