Rick Ax

Associate Broker

NAI Farbman Headquarters
28400 Northwestern Highway Fourth Floor
Southfield, Michigan 48034
United States
T 1-248-351-6319
M 1-248-842-0314

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Office, Retail

Scope of Service Experience

Rick joined NAI Farbman in October of 2016 as an Associate Broker. He is responsible for coordinating and supervising the purchase (sale or leasing) at an array of Metro Detroit and regional commercial properties with a focus in retail and creative office space. For over 20 years, Rick has represented both tenant/ buyer and landlord/seller transactions providing creative solutions for clients throughout Southeast Michigan.

Rick’s experience leads him to be very engaged in economic development in the Woodward Avenue Corridor in Southern Oakland County of Metro Detroit. Completing deals requires a thorough knowledge of the issues and occupancy challenges in these communities, which Rick obtains by volunteering in both the Ferndale and Berkley Mainstreet programs, and assisting in many projects and development programs. In doing so, Rick is able to deal with issues early in the deal process, saving his client’s both time and money. 

By putting clients first to help achieve their business goals, Rick has a very successful proven track record visible through client loyalty.


Rick received his BBA in Real Estate from Eastern Michigan University located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He went on to obtain a MBA in Finance from Wayne State University located in Detroit, Michigan. Rick continues his education by attending different industry conventions and courses throughout the year.

Professional Associations & Designations

Rick is a licensed Associate Broker in the State of Michigan. Rick is also a member of NAI Global, ICSC, Committee Member of the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority and Berkley Downtown Development Authority, and a Member of both the Ferndale Chamber and Madison Heights/Hazel Park Chamber. Rick was also named Volunteer of the Year from Oakland County Mainstreet in 2015.

Transaction History

Lease, Plantropie, 135 Pierce St, Birmingham

Lease, Untied, 223 S Old Woodward, Birmingham

Sale, Hoover & Associates, 3123 Crooks, Royal Oak

Lease, Alfieri Hair Salon, 33047 Grand River, Farmington

Sale, Ferndale Partners, LLC, 23365 Woodward, Ferndale

Lease, Blumz Florist, 522 E Nine Mile, Ferndale

Lease, The Home Store, 2241 Hilton, Ferndale

Sale, West Woodward Animal Clinic, 925 W Nine Mile, Ferndale

Sale, 27723 Woodward, LLC, 27723 Woodward, Berkley

Lease, Alta Vista Technology, 26622 Woodward, Royal Oak

Lease, Hetal Patel, MD, PC, 625 E Big Beaver Suite 200, Troy

Lease, Boston Tea Room, 1220 Woodward Heights, Ferndale,

Lease, Disability Law Group, 625 E Big Beaver Suite 204, Troy

Lease, Unique Expressions, LLC, 611 W Nine Mile, Ferndale