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, 2016 and 2017 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, 2017 and 2018. 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)


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (1996)
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Government and Economics (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2000)
  • Georgia (1996)

Who We Are

Suite 1400, 4208 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC, 27609
t +1 919.420.1772
f +1 919.510.6110
Suite 2400, 214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202-2381
t +1 704.338.5112
f +1 704.338.5125

B. Ford Robertson

Experience Highlights

Assisted real estate developer in the assemblage and acquisition of a downtown Raleigh site for future urban high-rise mixed use project
Assisted real estate developer in the acquisition of a site in downtown Raleigh that will one day be home to an urban mixed use public-private more
Acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial properties for a North Carolina-based real estate firm
Assisted a North Carolina-based real estate firm in connection with its acquisition, disposition and leasing of multiple Triangle area projects, more
Acquisition, financing and leasing of a 540,000 square foot lifestyle center
Represented developer in the acquisition, financing, and leasing of 540,000 square foot Lifestyle Center with mixed-use and freestanding properties more
Real estate and construction consultation to Kane Realty on a continuing care retirement community project
Represented Kane Realty as a joint venture partner involved in the development and construction of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), more