Henry A. Ashforth III

Executive Vice President


Mr. Ashforth is Executive Vice President of The Ashforth Company. He concentrates on providing strategic direction and sales for The Ashforth Company’s third party service subsidiaries and serves on the company’s investment committee.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Ashforth was Chairman of Ashforth Pacific, Inc., the West Coast affiliate of The Ashforth Company located in Portland, Oregon. He created Ashforth Pacific in 1995 and helped grow the portfolio from 600,000 square feet to over 3 million square feet.

While Chairman of Ashforth Pacific, Mr. Ashforth developed and still maintains a strong working relationship with the city of Portland. This relationship led to the 3.3 mile extension of The Portland Streetcar into Portland’s Lloyd District and Central Eastside neighborhoods. In addition, he led the creation of and is the current Chairman of the Lloyd Enhanced Services District, a private/public partnership, which focuses on economic growth, transportation and security issues in the District. Mr. Ashforth also helped spearhead the development of the Lloyd EcoDistrict, a partnership with the city of Portland, which focuses on economic development through sustainable practices.

Mr. Ashforth serves on the board of Columbia Green Technologies, the Lloyd EcoDistrict, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Oregon’s WPO chapter. He is the immediate past Chairman and current board member of The Freshwater Trust, and is Chairman of the Stamford, CT Energy Improvement District. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History from St. Lawrence University.