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Ashley Compton

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Professional Summary

With a reputation as a key player in self-storage investment sales, Ashley Compton has sold or listed more than 20.1 million square feet of self-storage over the course of his 18+ year brokerage career. These transactions are valued in excess of $2.19 Billion and place Ashley among top national producers. Upon joining Colliers' Nashville office in 2016, Ashley was named a National Director of self-storage investment sales.  Ashley has received the Colliers' Top Producer Award and the Everest Club Award (Top 10% Producer for Colliers US) every year since joining Colliers.

While obtaining his undergraduate degree, Ashley launched his career as an acquisitions analyst for a self-storage REIT. His brokerage experience began at CBRE in 2004, where he quickly developed the firm’s Nashville-area self-storage practice and grew it into a well-known national brand. In 2014 and 2015, CBRE recognized Ashley as the firm’s highest-grossing national self-storage producer. Ashley has served diverse clients including Bank of America, GE Capital Corporation, Babcock & Brown, Westport Properties, Koch Real Estate Investments, and Amerco / U-Haul.

Before earning a master’s of business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Mississippi’s School of Business, Ashley received his bachelor’s in finance and real estate from the University of Memphis.


  • 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 Colliers Everest Club Award Winner (Top 10% Producer Company-Wide)
  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Colliers Top 10 Producer Award
  • 2021 Broker of the Year Finalist - NAIOP
  • 2017 Costar Power Broker
  • 2017 NAIOP Top Industrial Sale Finalist
  • 2014 & 2015 Top CBRE Self Storage Broker in the Americas
  • 2006, 2010, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Top Five CBRE Producer
  • 2007 NAIOP Rising Star Award
  • 2006 Nashville Business Journal Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Deals (No. 10)


  • University of Mississippi, Master's of Business Administration
  • University of Memphis, Bachelor's of Arts in Finance and Real Estate


"We chose Colliers, and in specific Ashley Compton for his focused expertise in the self storage industry.  Ashley showed his experience throughout the entire process, and managed both sides of the deal with great result.  It was nice to work with someone who set expectations and did what they said they were going to do.  We would definitely work with Ashley again, he's a pro in the industry."  -- Matt Hallam & Jimmy Roembke,  sellers of CubeSmart Storage (managed) in Sterling, VA

”If you have the opportunity to work alongside Ashley in any capacity, you will quickly see he brings a refreshing combination of cutting-edge industry knowledge and financial wherewithal, as well as business integrity and honesty.” -- Drew Hoeven,  Westport Properties, Inc.

“Ashley and his team are rockstars in the world of self storage.  They went above and beyond to get me the most killer deal possible during the harrowing times of Covid.  They were great advisors during the process and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  I would recommend them to any owner.” -- Darek Bell, seller of CubeSmart Storage (managed) in Brentwood, TN

“Ashley and his team worked with us to assess the market and timing; his team nailed our disposition strategy.  A mixed-use sale incorporates a broader due diligence review and Ashley and his team did an incredible job navigating the diligence and closing process for both buyer and seller.  The hands-on approach taken by Colliers was invaluable in this quick close.”  -- Bill Leitner, Principal of Leitlock Directed Capital Fund

“Ashley simplified the process on the front including his straightforward and reasonable valuation expectations. He moved through the marketing process quickly and offered our property to a large number of buyers in a very professional way.  He guided us to the best deal and stayed connected throughout due diligence.  What else can you ask from a broker?”  -- Chris Poholek, Childress Klein

“Ashley Compton and his team at Colliers provided outstanding guidance throughout this transaction. We were very impressed with his ability to secure a qualified, willing and able buyer for this asset sale. Ashley’s excellent communication with both parties resulted in a very smooth transaction from Purchase Agreement to Closing. We highly recommend Ashley and his team and look forward to working with them in the future.”  -- Jo Dee Prichard, A+ Storage



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