Doug is our founder and CEO and has over 40 years of experience in conservation practices, land development, law, real estate finance, mitigation banking and liquidation of distressed real estate. Lashley is an industry pioneer and has been a nationally recognized leader in mitigation banking, and ecosystem services for more than 24 years. Both personally and professionally, he is passionate about the outdoors and an advocate for the environment. This passion inspired the creation of an innovative and sustainable business model that has transformed ecosystem services into a successful private enterprise. He’s responsible for developing acquisition strategies, handling regulatory negotiations, as well as assessing the financial feasibility of restoration and sustainable redevelopment projects for our clients as well as our own projects. He’s a Maryland lawyer and real estate broker and has dedicated his career to restoring value to environmentally and ecologically challenged land.
Doug lectures frequently on the benefits of ecological asset development and resiliency planning with a focus on green infrastructure and emerging market trends such as Nutrient Mitigation Banking as part of his ongoing dedication to sustainability. He currently teaches sustainable development practices in the Graduate School of Architecture & Real Estate at the University of Maryland.
More recently Doug has begun to focus on corporate sustainability issues and how companies can balance future environmental risk and permit requirements with opportunities to invest in the restoration of impacted resource values.
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Business and received his J.D. from George Mason University. He is based in our Maryland office.