Ascent Residential

The Mission that Matters

About Us

Who We Are

Ascent Residential has been engaged in commercial real estate (CRE) investment, acquisition, financing, sales, advisory and asset management since 1993. Our team has a unique set of attributes that enable it to identify compelling investment opportunities, successfully manage the asset, and ultimately maximize values. It was built using local market knowledge and key industry relationships to identify compelling multifamily investment opportunities. Ascent Residential employs talented management teams and adds the latest industry technology to drive operating profitability on acquired properties, many of which are previously mis-managed or under-managed. Properties are often sold or refinanced as optimal conditions or better options appear.

Ascent Residential’s founding partner, John Blanchard, has over 40 years in the multi-family industry, and the company’s investment partners include high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors.

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Our Mission

We Are Different

Ascent Residential has a unique set of attributes that enable it to identify compelling investment opportunities, successfully manage the acquired assets and ultimately maximize disposition values. These attributes are summarized below.

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Regional Expertise

  • Leading owner and operator of multifamily properties in the Southeastern U.S.
  • Focus on primary and secondary markets in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas
  • Current portfolio consists of over 8,500 units among 29 properties in 8 Southeastern states and Texas
  • $4.4 Billion in transaction value (acquisition, disposition and refinance) since 2000

We Manage Our Own

Ascent Residential has a hands-on property management approach utilizing industry-best technology for revenue management, payments, leasing, marketing, operating and reporting.

Access to Pipeline

Over their careers, Ascent Residential’s team members have acted in the capacity as principal, investment manager, fiduciary, intermediary, and advisor for CRE and as a result, have a broad network of senior-level relationships with real estate owners, operators, intermediaries and lenders who are anticipated to provide access to a pipeline of attractive investment opportunities. The managing partners are prepared to invest 51% of the required equity in the transactions.

Disposition Value-Add

With experience in CRE acquisitions, financing, asset management and dispositions throughout all phases of the real estate cycle, Ascent Residential has the ability to effectuate multiple potential exit strategies (e.g. portfolio sale, individual property sale, public REIT, etc.) to maximize value and terms at disposition.

Our Vision

Bringing Hope to the Hopeless

Ascent Residential and its principals are heavily committed to bring hope to the hopeless through the global mission work of “100X Development.”  Established in 2004, 100X has a proven record of bringing sustainable change to communities through education, health, nutrition, anti-hunger initiatives, and social services. Today, 100X is active in nine countries: Malawi, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Uganda and the United States. 

Our mission is to empower children and families for a more hopeful and productive future. Our focus is on changing the lives of orphaned children with loving care and support, education and job training to those who are in need, helping vulnerable youth escape trafficking, and giving mothers healthy nutrition and medical care so they can live to love their children. Our greatest triumphs are the stories of lives changed and hope renewed.