JEFF AXLEY Founder and Managing Principal

Jeff Axley founded Ridgeline in 2013 and is responsible for directing the investment and growth strategy of the firm and managing all company transactions. Jeff has over 24 years of real estate experience, having invested and managed over $2.8 billion of gross assets during his career. Before founding Ridgeline, Jeff worked for Hillwood on acquisitions, joint ventures, equity structuring, asset management, and debt financings. He was responsible for asset management of an opportunistic equity fund with a gross asset value of $800 million with investments in office buildings, industrial, hotels, and master-planned communities. Jeff also managed debt financings on a separate $1 billion portfolio.

Before Hillwood, Jeff worked with JPI and Allegiance Development, responsible for the financial aspects of capital market transactions and asset management on several multifamily and retail development projects encompassing over $600 million in development cost. Previously, Jeff worked on several real estate consulting assignments with Alvarez & Marsal, a major corporate restructuring advisory firm. Before that, Jeff worked on value add office acquisitions totaling over $1 billion in gross value with the Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, and Presidio Investments, a subsidiary of Hunt Investments.

Jeff received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.