Meet The Team
The Ashton Gray team is a full-service provider in construction and real estate. We deliver turn-key construction and real estate development projects from start to finish.
Denver Green has over 20 years of experience in the real estate development, construction, and energy industry. He has started, built, and sold several companies in the construction and energy space. Ashton Gray was founded in 2018 by Denver and his partner, Jason Nowell. Together they built and stabilized a medical-centric real estate portfolio in excess of $210M. Denver is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), currently enrolled in the executive M.B.A. program at Harvard Business School, a board member of Family I.D., and leads the legacy team at the OKC campus of Life Church.
Jason Nowell has over 25 years of experience in the construction, real estate development and energy industry. An entrepreneur at his core he has started, built, and sold several companies in the construction and energy sector. He began his development career at Hillwood, A Perot Company, Jason oversaw the development, design, and construction of over $500 million in projects within the Alliance, TX development. After Hillwood, he served as the National Director of Operations for Flynn Companies, a multi-national full-service building contractor. With Flynn, Jason lead and participated in a number of mergers and acquisitions. He exited Flynn to pursue a career as an entrepreneur, starting first as the owner and operator of iCrete, a lightweight concrete installer in South Florida. After a successful and profitable exit from iCrete, Jason co-founded and served in a Chief Operations Officer role with Lagoon Water Solutions. After another profitable exit, Jason and Denver Green formed Ashton Gray. Starting from scratch, Jason, acting again in a President C.O.O. role, built and established a real estate development portfolio in excess of $210M. Jason holds a general contractor license in 17 states and serves as the chairman of the board for Family I.D.
Bobby Snyder is a seasoned construction professional with over 30 years of building experience. He works collaboratively with the preconstruction and project teams to support the development of cost models, site phasing plans, design options, and project delivery. Bobby also oversees the implementation of the Entrepreneurial Operating System for the organization.
Prior to joining Ashton Gray, Ben spent the past decade as an attorney and partner with Hartzog Conger Cason, LLP, and Crowe & Dunlevy, PC. He is licensed in both Oklahoma and Texas. His extensive experience includes representing both private businesses and institutional lenders in all areas of real estate acquisition, finance, development, leasing, and sale of commercial properties, ranging from single-tenant projects up to multistate portfolios in excess of $500M. His experience also includes serving as transaction counsel to certain private equity firms in various mergers and acquisitions and the secured financing related thereto. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Accounting from Oklahoma State University. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Cheney has deep roots in the construction industry. He is the third generation in his family to choose construction as a career. Brandon began his career in 1997 as a laborer and recently celebrated 25 years in the industry. Brandon holds a degree from Oklahoma State University in Construction Management. He has experience on projects ranging from $1M to $36M with an emphasis on healthcare, correctional, nonprofit, retail, educational, government, senior living, multifamily, leisure and entertainment. Brandon has completed the FMI Project Management Academy and Construction Executive Program. In 2018 he was named the AGC Project Manager of the Year and also the ASA Project Manager of the Year. He is a recipient of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering Construction Certificate Program. Brandon was a member of the City of Jones Small Business Group from 2017 – 2018. Brandon and his wife have three daughters who keep them busy with softball, gymnastics and enjoy all things outdoors especially rock crawling in their family Jeep.
Cassidy Hedrick brings several years of experience working in assurance services at a top-rated accounting firm focused on healthcare. She has experience in both for-profit and governmental healthcare facilities around the nation. Her assurance clients ranged from $10M-$1.4B in annual net revenue. Cassidy joined Ashton Gray at the end of 2019 to lead real estate development accounting. She strives to make positive changes that ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the accounting department and the company, including matters involving accounting procedures, financial reporting, and company culture. She has been a CPA since 2016 and is an active member in OSCPA, AICPA, and CFMA to stay involved and up-to-date in our ever-changing environment.
Trevor has successful and demonstrated experience in architecture, real estate development and management, and construction management over the last 20 years. As a 3rd generation real estate professional, Trevor’s passion is in development.>
Zach accumulated six-years of experience in assurance services at a leading accounting firm prior to joining Ashton Gray, including exposure the various industries of construction, oil & gas, real estate management, and banking. Outside of the standard responsibilities of the position, his attention is largely focused on optimizing the accounting, project management, and company oversight functions through deployment of new and existing technologies. He is also an active member in CFMA, AICPA, and OSCPA to collaborate with other professionals in the industry ecosystem.
Cole has 4 years of experience in commercial real estate. He spent his first 3 years in a junior broker role shadowing seasoned brokers and assisting in retail, office, and light industrial leasing and sales throughout the OKC metro. Since joining Ashton Gray in 2021, Cole has focused on new retail and medical office development in the Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas markets. Cole is currently a member of the Commercial Real Estate Council of Oklahoma City. He volunteers for SSM Health with intentions to deepen his understanding of the healthcare industry and how it serves the community.
Since Tandell began her career in commercial real estate management and development she has been able to oversee a diverse portfolio of clients and tenants. With a background in entertainment real estate and management, she gained experience with high profile tenants such as Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, Sundance Film Institute, and sbe Entertainment Group while working for The Ratkovich Company at 5900 Wilshire on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. It was at this property that she Spearheaded $2.3MM waterproofing and landscaping renovation surrounding Sprüth Magers , one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries. The project would go onto win the American Concrete Institute’s 2020 People’s Choice Award.
At 500,000 SF, 5900 Wilshire would be the Class-A commercial office tower gateway to Tandell’s next large management asset, the Devon Energy Center. After playing a role in the sale of 5900 Wilshire to partners AXA and Prudential, Tandell accepted a management assignment with Hines Interests, a global real estate investment, development and management firm, she made the move to Oklahoma to further her real estate management experience. At Devon, Tandell aided ownership in the repair and restoration of building envelope damage in partnership with the Oklahoma City Mayor ’s office.
With her RPA and FMA designations, she is well versed in many aspects of commercial real estate and has utilized her educational designations to sit on the BOMA Oklahoma City Board of Directors as the chair of education. Aside from BOMA, she is active in multiple real estate focused associations such as IFMA (International Facility Management Association) and CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network. Applying education and experience, Tandell stepped into the role of Asset Manager with Ashton Gray where she enjoys the thrills of management spread over numerous assets and with a presence in multiple markets.