La Jolla, California, February 9, 2018– Penny Nathan, President, and CEO of Ascent Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Lee Adams as Chief Operating Officer. Adams will be responsible for the overall business operations of Ascent Real Estate residential brokerage, Ascent Commercial Properties, and Ascent Property Management. He will be instrumental in further developing additional new organic and inorganic business opportunities and creating customized business solutions for the organization’s nearly 200 REALTORS® and Broker-Associates.
“There’s a reason that top producing Agents and Brokers continue to join Ascent, and it is because we make their lives better,” says Adams. “Ascent really stands apart from the crowd in the level of support that we provide our Agents and Broker Associates. Because of that, Ascent is extremely well positioned in 2018 to further expand its footprint of services throughout the region.”
Prior to joining Ascent, Adams founded Consolidated Construction Services, Inc., which was recently named the #5 fastest growing company in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, and one of the fastest growing companies in the United States 2 years running by INC Magazine. Adams has sat on the Boards of several non-profit organizations and was recently awarded the Visionary Founder’s Award by Townspeople, a non-profit California Corporation he helped found to place those living with HIV/AIDS, in safe affordable housing. He was a recent finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce two years in a row and is a partner in several businesses in Southern California. He has worked in the office of the San Diego Mayor, on Meg Whitman’s recent Gubernatorial campaign, and served as the Orange County Co-Chair of the “Entrepreneurs and Innovators Coalition” for Carly Fiorina’s recent California Campaign.
“Ascent is delighted to have Lee join our senior executive team,” said Nathan. “His business savvy is unquestionable. His commitment to a culture of doing well by doing good undoubtedly supports Ascent’s goal of providing experiences to our clients and our company that go ‘Above and Beyond’ expectations.”
Adams holds a BA in Political Science from UCSD, a Juris Doctorate from UC Hasting College of Law, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is also a Licensed California General & Electrical Contractor, a member of the California Association of Business Brokers, a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, and a licensed California Real Estate Broker.