Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Ashley serves as Managing Director and is based in Houston. She is responsible for leading and executing lending and financial placement for projects across different product types in various regions. Ashley is also responsible for developing and maintaining the firm’s commercial lending relationships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ashley brings over 25 years of commercial real estate lending experience with various regional and national banks. She joined Transwestern in early 2015 and has participated in the debt financing of over $740 million in development projects across multiple product types included multi-family, industrial and office across seven states and twelve cities.  
 
Prior to joining Transwestern, Ashley was managing director of the Southwest regional office of MidFirst Bank for the National Income Property Group, where she ran the lending group based in Houston and was responsible for maintaining and growing banking relationships, underwriting, credit-worthiness and profitability and originating new business. Prior to MidFirst, her experience includes real estate lending positions with Regions Bank, Key Bank and Wachovia.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

Ashley has held leadership roles in a variety of industry and civic groups including:
 
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Houston Chapter, Board Member 2008-present, President 2018, Treasurer 2008-2015
CREW Houston – President 2016, past Board Member
University of Houston, CT Bauer College of Business, Real Estate Program, Executive Advisory Board 2018-2020
Scenic Houston – Second Vice Chair 2020-2021, Board Member 2004-present
Urban Land Institute Houston, Management Committee

EDUCATION

Ashley received a bachelor’s degree with special attainments in commerce from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.