He began his career with a leading “Chain Links” brokerage firm in Phoenix, Ariz., where he represented numerous national credit retailers and shopping center owners throughout Arizona. From there, he went on to represent retailers in their national expansion efforts as a consultant and preferred developer, completing numerous deals in several markets throughout the country. Following that experience, Ashlee worked on the development side of the industry, where he has been successfully involved in the leasing and development of over 100 ground-up retail projects in multiple markets throughout the country ranging in size from single tenant build-to-suits to large-scale power and lifestyle centers. Since joining Thompson Thrift, Ashlee has lead and overseen the completion of retail projects totaling more than $400Million in market value.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in real estate from Arizona State University. He joined Thompson Thrift in 2006. He is a licensed real estate broker and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.