Vice President of Acquisitions
Mr. Ashner is responsible for CLP’s acquisitions, focusing on the southwestern region of the United States. Mr. Ashner’s real estate expertise spans four decades, with much of his experience as an acquisitions officer and member of the Investment Committee for Equity Group Investments, Sam Zell’s founding and parent company of Equity Residential Properties Trust, Equity Office Properties Trust, and Equity International Properties, LLC. He served in several senior executive positions for Equity Group Investments, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Equity International Properties, Ltd., and Senior Vice President of Finance. During his 25 years at Equity, he was involved in over $6 billion of real estate acquisitions in the U.S., South and Central Americas, and in Eastern Europe. He was involved in IPO’s, fund raising, structuring transactions, private equity funds, and international taxes. During his tenure at Equity, he was head of acquisition analysis, portfolio management, and commercial property accounting.
Before joining CLP, Mr. Ashner served as the Vice President of Finance at Decon7 Systems, LLC, a start-up chemical, as well as the Chief Financial Officer of HDG Mansur Group, a $2 billion international real estate fund, and Reliance Management, an office and industrial real estate organization. In addition, Mr. Asher has worked on transactions with Mr. Rieder, serving as a real estate consultant where he sourced and negotiated multifamily acquisitions throughout the U.S.
Mr. Ashner holds a B.A. in Accounting from The University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.B.A. in Finance from The University of Chicago. Mr. Ashner is also a Certified Public Accountant.