The Paul G. Zurkowski Founder's Award
Lance Ford, Palm Facility Services
Lance Ford, a leader in the commercial real estate market for several decades, has advocated for CBN since its founding, including serving as a Board Member and President of CBN. He has actively engaged in promoting Catholic Education along with sponsoring Parrish activities, CYO coaching, and serving on the Board of Don Bosco Christo Rey High School.
Lance received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and Master’s in Business Administration from The George Washington University. Lance is a Charter member of the University of Florida National Alumni Association. He has earned the prestigious Building Service Contractors Association International designation of Certified Building Service Executive and is a licensed real estate Broker in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Lance has also been selected to be a member of Leadership Greater Washington.
He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant for Price Waterhouse in Washington, DC. Soon after, Lance transitioned into the Commercial Real Estate business with Walker & Dunlop. He went on to manage the operations (management, accounting, brokerage, and construction) for a private portfolio that included 2.5 million square feet of commercial and 14,000 multifamily units. In 2005, Lance leveraged his diverse background to co-found Palm Facility Services, a leader in facility management, engineering, and maintenance services, and Commercial Real Estate Advisors (CREA), a full-service property management firm.
Past Paul G. Zurkowski Founder's Award Winners
2021: Peter Hodgson
2020: Mark Johannessen 2014: Sue Palka 2008: Eileen Vaughan
2019: Gerard McLoughlin 2013: Michael Murray 2007: Rob Smith
2018: Rob Scanlon 2012: William Gessner 2006: John Matteo
2017: Barbara Murphy Kromer 2011: Matthew Carroccio 2005: Gloria Freihage
2016: Msgr. John MacFarlane 2010: John Treseler 2004: Kathleen Bovello
2015: Mark Gregory 2009: Anita Segreti 2003: Nancy Bullough