Nathan Forbes is the managing partner of The Forbes Company, a nationally recognized developer, owner and manager of luxury shopping destinations throughout Michigan and Florida. These landmark retail properties include the highly acclaimed Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan, The Mall at Millenia in Orlando, The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, and Waterside Shops in Naples.
In June 2002, Forbes was part of a small group of investors that purchased Quicken Loans from Intuit Inc.
In 2005, Forbes was part of an investor group that acquired the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball club of the National Basketball Association. Forbes is the Vice-Chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In June 2016 the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, coming back from a 3-1 deficit for the first time in NBA finals history and ending a 52 year championship drought for the City of Cleveland.
In November 2009, Forbes was part of a group that successfully backed a state constitutional amendment bringing casino gaming to Ohio.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of JACK Entertainment LLC, a portfolio of gaming and entertainment offerings includes JACK Cleveland Casino, JACK Thistledown Racino, JACK Cincinnati Casino, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit.
Forbes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and serves as its Chair on the Greater Detroit Campaign Leadership Council for the Victors for Michigan Campaign. Forbes and the company’s respective properties are actively involved in numerous charitable endeavors and organizations. Forbes is honored to serve on the College for Creative Studies Board of Trustees. Forbes also serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts and is a member of their Executive Committee.