01 Our Team

Ashley O'Connor

Managing Director

“It's a real privilege to be able to shape the built environment in a way that positively impact people's lives.”

Born in Richmond, I now live in Alexandria, VA. I love taking ideas and making them real, and find particular joy in well-planned cities and well-designed spaces.

My career has been incredibly diverse – including more than 23 years of experience in consulting, architecture, and infrastructure for complex, large-scale projects around the world – and I leverage this experience to look at real estate and buildings from a variety of different perspectives. I feel it is a real privilege to be able to shape the built environment in a way that can positively impact people’s lives, and strive to create that impact with every project I touch.

I’m inspired by our company’s commitment to curiosity. No one knows all the answers, and I enjoy finding new ones for my clients. When I’m not working, I’m busy cheering on my three kids in school and sports, and serving on the board of RunningBrooke, an Alexandria-based charity that focuses on getting kids moving and learning.


  • Project + Program Management


  • Urban Land Institute;
  • American Institute of Certified Planners;
  • RunningBrooke


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