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David Ashford, CCIM

Senior Vice President of Leasing and Brokerage

As Senior Vice President of Leasing and Brokerage, David specializes in landlord and tenant representation through the Southeast. David’s mission is to serve his clients by delivering a first in class brokerage and leasing experience. His goal is his clients success, whether it be in maximizing a landlord’s cashflow or finding the perfect location for his tenants. With over 20+ years’ in retail real estate he has the knowledge and experience to handle any situation.

Prior to joining Retail Specialist, David was a Senior Vice President and Landlord Representative at The Shopping Center Group in Birmingham. He previously worked at Southpace Properties for nearly two decades as the Director of Retail where he was named “Top 5 Producer” 13 out of 16 years with the company. David has held the CCIM designation for 20 years and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

David is the recipient of the BBJ top 40 under 40 and received a “Deal of the Year” award in 2018 for his representation of Milo’s Tea Company. He is an active member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, benefiting Children’s Hospital. He was part of the MS leadership class of 2013 and was a board member for Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future in 2010. David has been awarded CoStar power broker multiple time and was awarded the Vulcan Award in 2013 from the Commercial Club of Excellence.

On a Personal Level

Born and raised in Birmingham, David attended Auburn University, despite being an avid Alabama fan and received his bachelor’s degree in political science. David lives in Mountain Brook with his wife Maretta and their four boys.

David enjoys time at the lake and beach with his family, an average day of golf, a good day of fishing and a great glass of bourbon.
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