Founder & CEO, Opportunity Zone Consultants
Ashley Tison is an experienced entrepreneur responsible for the founding and growth of numerous enterprises across a wide array of industries. His strengths include strategic planning and investment analysis. He has developed a keen ability to foresee future opportunities, trends and technologies and to locate and employ outstanding execution personnel.
As Founder and CEO, he is responsible for the overall selection of all assets in the OZ Opportunity Zone Fund, as well as day-to-day operations of the firm.
He has extensive real estate experience, acting as General Counsel to several firms and oversaw the management of all legal aspects of document review, litigation support, business risk management, and operating contracts. He managed and coordinated various real estate and general commercial transactions and business loans. Other responsibilities included commercial real estate analysis and lending transactions including but not limited to tenant-in-common transactions, commercial leases, general commercial sales and purchases in various states.
Critical experience includes his time spent with Viking Mergers & Acquisitions in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Tison brought 18 years of M&A experience from the legal world to bear for Viking clients going through the sales process or in need of succession planning or assistance with preparing for sale.
Mr. Tison graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte’s Belk College of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and International Business major. He earned his Juris Doctorate in Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Specialties: commercial real estate development, tenant in common (DST) transactions, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, seller representation, buyer representation, business valuation, small business financing, business development, business growth planning, partner buyouts, succession planning, exit strategies, small business ownership, entrepreneurship, SBA lending, finance consulting.