Ashton most recently worked as a Leasing Manager with Jones Lang LaSalle and also previously served as Managing Director of Operations and Head of Marketing & Retail Property Management for LBG Real Estate Companies. He brings over 20 years of experience opening and managing retail and mixed-use commercial developments nationally, and leading multifaceted teams. Ashton holds a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law, a Masters in Business Administration from DeVry University / Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science from Morgan State University.
“As our investments in neighborhoods grow, we must continue to diversify our team to reflect the communities we serve, strengthen our expertise, and add new perspectives to the work we do, “ said Brian Murray, SHIFT Capital’s CEO. “Ashton brings an unmatched rigor and understanding of community and neighborhood development to the team that will improve our solutions and standards across the company and with our partners.”
“SHIFT is a driving force in community-focused equitable development,” said Ashton. “Joining SHIFT gives me the opportunity to create impact on multiple levels – with the neighborhoods near to where I grew up, with the kids who I represent, and with a team poised to consistently build shared solutions with and for diverse communities and small businesses.”