Ford Center: A Well-Oiled Machine
In the heart of the historic North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis stands Ford Center. The property is easy to spot, thanks to its dark red-brick exterior and distinctive rooftop water tower emblazoned with the Ford name. Today, it is a 10-story, 270,000-square-foot office building, but it began its life in 1914 as a Ford assembly plant that produced 287 Model T cars every day.
According to Ryan Moore, RPA, senior property manager of Ford Center with Cushman & Wakefield, the property team had many reasons for wanting to earn the BOMA 360 designation. First, the application process provided an opportunity to ensure that the team was using the latest industry best practices in building operations. “You have to make sure all aspects of your building’s operations are in place and up-to-date, and completing the BOMA 360 application is a great opportunity to do that,” Moore explains. The designation also served as an effective marketing tool to show existing and future tenants the quality of operations his team provides. Finally, achieving the BOMA 360 designation served as validation that the work the property team does inside the building matches Ford Center’s iconic exterior, too. Read more about Ford Center and why it chose to pursue the BOMA 360 designation in BOMA Magazine.
The third quarter deadline to submit your property for the BOMA 360 designation is September 7. BOMA 360 applications are accepted daily and designations are conferred quarterly.
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