EDUCATION – B.A./1973/University of Maryland & J.D./1976/George Mason University
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS – President, Environmental Restoration and Banking Association, 2012-2013; Member of NMBA, 2008-2014; Board Member & General Counsel, National Sailing Hall of Fame, 2004-2019; Adjunct Professor – University of Maryland, School of Architecture-Real Estate Development, 2008-2018; Adjunct Professor – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2000-2007; Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Founding Board Member, Annapolis Green; Board Member Chesapeake Alliance for the Bay; Advisory Board, Chesapeake Legal Alliance.
EXPERIENCE – Doug Lashley is President and CEO of GreenVest, LLC. He has 42+ years of experience in law, real estate finance, land use master planning, conservation-oriented redevelopment of distressed real estate, green infrastructure, ecological restoration, and mitigation banking. He remains responsible for developing acquisition strategies, handling regulatory negotiations, as well as assessing the financial feasibility of restoration and mitigation projects for GreenVest clients and GreenVest owned projects. He is viewed as a national thought leader in the restoration of ecosystem services and mitigation banking and a past President of the National Mitigation Bankers Association. Doug oversees the firms in house legal, real estate, transactional, and risk assessment groups. With a focus on resiliency, he helps formulate innovative and community-based approaches for utilizing environmentally impacted real estate to treat municipal and agricultural water quality needs. Doug lectures frequently on the beneficial aspects of conservation planning and ecological asset management strategies that include wetland, habitat, carbon, and nutrient mitigation banking. Doug for 8 years taught sustainable development practices in the Graduate School of Architecture& Real Estate at the University of Maryland. He continues to be involved in numerous policy initiatives at the Federal and State levels in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and other locales throughout the United States as well as advocate the use of green infrastructure to create resilient communities.