Ashland Greene appoints Gustav Bahn as general counsel

Ashland Greene has announced the appointment of Gustav Bahn as general counsel, effective May 8, 2023. Bahn has over 20 years’ experience in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate, REITs and corporate governance. Bahn will serve as a member of the executive leadership team and will report directly to the CEO.

Bahn’s key responsibilities will include overseeing all of Ashland Greene’s legal matters, including acting as the business’ legal representative. Bahn will be responsible for all aspects of the legal department, including governance, real estate transactions, joint ventures, securities offerings, litigation, compliance and risk management.

Bahn began his career as an associate in the capital markets group of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in both the New York and London offices from 2000 to 2006. Bahn later joined Alston & Bird LLP where he was a Partner beginning in 2008. Most recently, Bahn served as chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Steadfast Apartment REIT, Inc., where he oversaw the legal services department and investor relations department. Bahn has an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Tulane Law School.

Ashland Greene strengthens executive leadership for accelerated growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth market

Ashland Greene, vertically integrated Dallas-Fort Worth-based multifamily real estate investment firm, announced two strategic appointments at the executive level: CFO Keith Colvin and VP of People and Culture Jessica Gemar. The company, comprised of Ashland Greene Capital, Ashland Greene Construction, AG Living—its property management company, and Ashland Greene Impact—its 501(c)(3) social responsibility entity, is strengthening its management team as it deftly navigates fast-paced company growth in what has become one of the most lucrative multifamily real estate markets. 

Keith Colvin is a licensed CPA and CFA Charter Holder, with an extensive background in real estate.  His background includes roles at Emersons Commercial Real Estate and Satori Capital, and most recently he served as CFO of Rainier Companies, a Dallas-based commercial real estate investment sponsor and asset manager. In these positions, he has successfully built and led finance teams, managed financial reporting, accounting, audit, and tax functions, and implemented technology solutions to enhance efficiency and internal controls. 

Jessica Gemar, an accomplished human resources professional, will spearhead the company’s talent strategy to maintain an inclusive and proficient workforce. She will also oversee the human resources department for all payroll, benefits and total rewards initiatives and implementations. While also guiding the company’s learning and development program to build a world class on-boarding experience and a comprehensive training and development program for the entire organization. Gemar comes with a diverse background within commercial real estate, hospital/ healthcare operations, and more with almost two decades of experience within talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational and cultural development and HR operations. 

As part of this leadership transition, Tyler McWilliams, who previously held the dual role of CFO/COO, will now concentrate solely on his position as COO. McWilliams’ extensive experience in operations management will remain invaluable as he oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, streamlines processes and enhances operational efficiencies across the organization.