Margaret Smith Ford Washington, D.C.

Partner — joined 2005

Lead role:

  • Siena Park — Arlington, VA
  • Palette Arts District — Hyattsville, MD
  • Mallory Square — Montgomery County, MD
  • Siesta Key — Montgomery County, MD

Responsible for finding opportunities in the DC-metro area, Margaret Smith Ford brings deals under contract and through the entitlement process, and then works with design consultants to develop the best project for each site. She works closely with the equity partner and lender; oversees construction and budgets with the general contractor; and works with third-party management during lease-up and stabilization. Originally from Houston, Margaret formerly worked with Summit Properties in the DC and Philadelphia markets, and she earned a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Texas. She and her husband, John, live in Chevy Chase and they have two children.

“Development is an incredibly challenging business that takes an extraordinary amount of persistence and hard work. It is an honor to be part of such a talented, professional and well-respected team as Woodfield.”