Ashley serves as President of Sauer Properties, Inc. and is responsible for strategic leadership and operations of the diversified regional real estate development and investment company.
Previously, Ashley managed the land use, entitlements, and design process to develop new construction apartment and senior living communities throughout the East Coast for HHHunt Corporation; $230 million+ in development. As the Director of Real Estate Development, she executed a broad range of corporate real estate strategies and transactions.
Ashley formerly served as the Director of Real Estate and Construction for Lidl US. She was instrumental in the international retailer’s entry into the US market overseeing real estate acquisitions, land use development, and construction throughout the Southeast. Ashley’s regional real estate team constructed eight of Lidl’s first ten stores which opened June 2017. Her team went on to construct and open 24 stores in 18 months.
As a land use planner, Ashley worked on large-scale economic development projects in the Richmond, Virginia region and provided planning and real estate consulting services to Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Ashley also worked for Colliers International (formerly MGMiller Valuations) as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst having appraised over 100 commercial properties. Peace has valuation experience in all property types including residential, agricultural, industrial, retail, office, multi-family, hotels, and historic properties.
Peace holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.S. from Virginia Tech.