Ashley has been in Real Estate for over 20 years and has a vast background in the industry.
What he brings to the LJ Hooker Surfers Paradise Network is expertise in retail property stretching across all 3 disciplines - management, leasing, and development.
In particular, his area of expertise includes his relationships with national anchor retail tenants (supermarkets, fuel operators, fast food operators). Ashley also adds value to retail property through his retail development background and tenancy re-mix skills.
6 years as a Centre Manager of Sub Regional and Regional Shopping Centres for Byvan Property Group
8 years Retail Development Experience as Qld Retail Development Manager for the likes of Stockland Group, Peninsula Development Group and Parmac Property Group.
7 years Retail Leasing Experience for major corporations such as Coles Myer, GPT, and Knight Frank Australia.
Retail Leasing Experience includes:
Complete Re-modelling of a 40,000m2 Carlingford Court Shopping Centre (GPT) including back filling of ex-Target box
Qld Retail Leasing Manager for Knight Frank for 5 years - overseeing and winning numerous retail leasing projects including Soul Surfers Paradise, Oracle Broadbeach, Capri on via Roma Surfers Paradise plus numerous sub regional shopping centres such as Inala Plaza and Ipswich City Square.
B. Business (Property Valuation) from University of Qld
Centre Manager of the Year (1995) - Byvan Property Group
Chief Executive Officer of Eumundi Group (2005) - one of the youngest CEO's of a publicly listed company in Qld.
Australian Retail Property Executive of the Year (2011) - Knight Frank
Finalist Shopping Centre of the Year Award, Property Council Qld (Ipswich City Square) - 2011
Whilst at Coles Myer, Ashley was responsible for negotiating 7 new Red Rooster stores, 3 Coles Supermarkets, 5 Bi Lo Supermarkets, and an Officeworks in 2 years.
He has developed numerous shopping centres throughout Qld and NSW, including:
Coles Jindalee Shopping Centre (Peninsula Group)
Coles Banora Point Shopping Centre (Peninsula Group)
Coles Tannum Sands Shopping Centre (Peninsula Group)
Homemaker Centre Carseldine (Stockland)
Homemaker Centre Rockhampton (site acquisition for Stockland)
IGA/Target Griffith Central (Peninsula Group)
7-11 Fuel Station plus specialty shops Raceview (Parmac)