Meet the Ashland Greene Leadership Team
Ashland Greene’s diverse leadership team of dedicated innovators brings a unique combination of expertise to every decision.
We are united by a fundamental belief in our core values and our relentless drive to transform our investment properties into thriving communities, deliver exceptional returns to our shareholders and better the communities in which we work and live while positively impacting the lives of our residents.
Founder and CEO
Shakti C’Ganti, Founder and CEO of Ashland Greene, is a respected executive with a strong commitment to the success of both investors and the communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. With a wealth of experience in the real estate industry, Shakti brings extensive knowledge in brokerage, underwriting and acquisitions, and asset management. His background in Wall Street investment banking and private equity fund experience has equipped him with exceptional leadership skills and a remarkable aptitude for value-add rehabs and commercial real estate syndication at Ashland Greene.
Recently awarded the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, honoring bold, successful innovators in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Shakti is dedicated to the success of his investors and the communities in which Ashland Greene operates.
Shakti holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his master’s in international economics with a concentration in emerging markets from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he was also the President of his graduating class. Shakti resides in Dallas, TX, with his wife and two children.
Chief Operating Officer
As the Chief Operating Officer of Ashland Greene, Tyler McWilliams leads AG Living and oversees all directors managing the day-to-day property management administration. Tyler is responsible for assessing and enhancing the effectiveness of operational processes, improving procedures for optimal efficiency, property occupancy and rent collections, and cultivating community development.
With a focus on both the growth of Ashland Greene and establishing the company as an industry leader in resident satisfaction and investor returns, Tyler’s expertise in Hospitality Management and Hotel Construction proves invaluable. His extensive knowledge of accounting and finance drives cost-saving measures across the Ashland Greene portfolio, increasing returns. He attributes his focus, discipline, strategic thinking, and ability to take action to achieve desirable outcomes in part to his background as an Iowa State Wrestling Champion in high school.
Tyler oversaw the rebranding of Ashland Greene’s property management arm, AG Living, which manages more than 5,000 units across Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). Under his guidance, Ashland Greene established systems and processes to lay the ground for our company’s future growth, scaling the property management team from 45 to 165 resident-focused employees.
Tyler attended Northwestern College in Iowa on a full wrestling scholarship, earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Tyler and his wife reside in Dallas, TX.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of Ashland Greene, Peter oversees all financial operations at Ashland Greene Capital, including Asset Management, Accounting, Finance, and Acquisitions. Peter served for five years in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear engineer, including tours of duty onboard the USS Higgins during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, where he led the operations of a nuclear power plant.
A finance veteran with extensive deal experience, Peter worked for 11 years on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley and most recently, UBS, focusing on the power and utilities industry, culminating his investment banking career as the Co-Head of the Americas Power, Utilities, and Infrastructure group.
Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Peter resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and their three children.
Vice President of Investor Relations
Aalok Parikh, the Vice President of Investor Relations at Ashland Greene Capital, leads the IR and Business Development teams. With Ashland Greene since the beginning, he has helped create the investor-facing focus we employ today. Aalok is responsible for the capital raising process for limited partner (LP) investment opportunities and cultivating and managing investor relationships.
With a diverse background encompassing architecture, IT/finance, and residential real estate, Aalok possesses a unique blend of skills that have propelled him to succeed in the real estate private equity sector. Aalok’s innate ability to understand investor needs coupled with his comprehensive market knowledge have made him a trusted advisor to the firm’s investor base.
Aalok’s dedication to delivering white glove service ensures investors receive an exceptional experience from the initial introduction to the ongoing management of their investments.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in information technology and informatics, focusing on economics, from Rutgers University. Aalok resides in Dallas, TX, with his wife.
Gustav Bahn, the General Counsel at Ashland Greene, brings over 20 years of extensive expertise in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate, REITs, and corporate governance.
Gustav began his career as an associate in the capital markets group of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in both the New York and London offices, later joining Alston & Bird LLP, where he served as a Partner beginning in 2008. Most recently, Gustav served as Steadfast Apartment REIT, Inc.’s chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
At Ashland Greene, Gustav manages all aspects of the legal department, including governance, real estate transactions, joint ventures, securities offerings, litigation, compliance, and risk management, overseeing all of Ashland Greene’s legal matters and acting as the business’ legal representative.
Gustav earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Economics and Political Science, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from Tulane Law School. Gustav resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and two children.
Vice President of People & Culture
Jessica Gemar, the Vice President of People and Culture at Ashland Greene Capital, is responsible for leading the company’s overall people and culture strategy.
With her diverse range of expertise in various HR areas, including human resources, talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, and cultural development. This extensive knowledge allows her to effectively drive HR initiatives that align with Ashland Greene’s business goals and support its employees.
Her specific areas of focus include redefining talent acquisition practices, implementing diversity and inclusion strategies, optimizing compensation and benefits, and designing talent management and training programs. By leveraging her expertise in these areas, contribute to the success and growth of Ashland Greene and its work force.
Jessica’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, with concentrations in human resources, journalism, and Spanish. Currently residing in Dallas, TX, she lives with her husband and son.
Chief Impact Officer
Sheetal C’Ganti, the Chief IMPACT Officer at Ashland Greene IMPACT, a 501(c)3, combines her corporate success and passion for delivering innovative solutions to drive social impact in the DFW metroplex.
With prior experience in senior management positions at Deloitte, JP Morgan, and Citi, Sheetal brings a unique perspective to the team. Her proven ability to successfully complete challenging projects with intelligence, compassion, and a positive mindset makes her an asset.
Sheetal leads the Ashland Greene IMPACT strategy, focusing on community development in the areas of Education, Employment, and Health/Wellness. Through partnerships and programs, she aims to enhance the quality of life and foster human connections throughout the DFW metroplex.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in IT and economics from Rutgers University and her masters in information systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. Sheetal resides in Dallas, TX, with her husband and two young children.