Ashley Smith joined Upland Residential in October of 2017 with nearly 15 years of extensive knowledge in the real estate industry, most of which from within multi-family. As the Executive Vice President, she oversees asset operations for Upland Residential in all markets and is also responsible for ownership and investor relations. Upon joining Upland Residential, Ashley was tasked with focusing on new initiatives and special projects that help improve the overall operating efficiency of the organization. In Mrs. Smith previous position as the Director of Special Operations for FPA-Trinity Property Consultants she successfully developed and directed an inhouse talent acquisition department for a 1000+ staffed company, developed a national future leadership property management internship program that was rated within the top 4 internships in the nation. While serving in this role, Ashley Smith had the honor to serve on the following university property management advisor boards: Ball State University, University of Alaska – Anchorage, and the University of Virginia Tech. Her previous experience as a Leasing Consultant, Assistant Property Manager, Property Manager, Regional Manager, and Director of Special Operations helps her understand all facets of the multifamily industry which provides a foundation that enables her to bring successful leadership to the Upland Residential team.