Our Management Team
Henry Turley | CEO
Henry Turley began his real estate career as a property manager, spent some time brokering investment properties and founded Henry Turley Company in 1977. Since then he has invested a lot of time, thought, energy and money in urban redevelopment.
His work can be seen in the Harbor Town and South Bluffs neighborhoods in downtown Memphis; in the revitalization of Uptown, an inner city Memphis neighborhood; in Healthy Community at Jackson Walk in Jackson, TN; and, most recently on downtown’s South End with the revitalization of Central Station and its environs.
He is known for thinking beyond his property lines, and for maintaining deep and productive connections with diverse groups of people, leading to collaborative works of urban revitalization.
Alex Turley | VP of Real Estate
Alex Turley is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, development, sales and leasing of HTC’s commercial portfolio, as well as for identifying and executing new projects that align with the company’s mission of building community.
He has managed the development and leasing of Central Station, a $50 million mixed use transit oriented development on Downtown Memphis’ South End. Prior to joining HTC in 2014, Alex was Vice President of Retail Brokerage for CBRE Memphis, where he managed the brokerage and asset services sides of CBRE’s retail division across a four-state region.
During his 10-year tenure at CBRE, Alex represented retail clients such as IKEA, Kroger, Target, Walgreen’s, Starbucks and Five Guys, as well as major financial and institutional clients.
A native Memphian with deep roots in the community, Alex is a past recipient of the Commercial Appeal’s “Making a Difference” Award and Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.
Lance Henderson | VP of Operations
Lance Henderson oversees financing and operations for HTC, including the financial, accounting, IT and human resources areas. A key member of the development team, he handles all construction and permanent financing for HTC projects and manages legal and financial deal structuring.
Prior to joining the company in 2013, Lance was Director of Financial Services for EdR, one of the nation’s largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. His background includes extensive experience in Treasury , debt placement and construction financing. He is also a Licensed General Contractor in the State of Tennessee.
A native Memphian, Lance spent the early part of his career working in mortgage banking before moving into real estate. In 2017, Lance won the Memphis Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award.
Pete Evans | VP of Facilities & Construction
Pete Evans oversees the development and construction of all new projects, and is responsible for the maintenance of HTC’s portfolio of office, retail and residential mixed-use properties. Pete has been with HTC for a total of 20 years – from 1988 to 1993 and 2002 to 2017.
During the eight-year gap, he was employed at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club where he was instrumental in the successful completion of a $10 million multi-phased renovation. Pete’s vast experience in construction and maintenance, and with diverse equipment and materials, gives him a unique perspective. He approaches every project systematically with an eye toward minimizing maintenance issues and capital expenditures throughout the life cycle of the property.
A native Memphian, Pete serves on the Board of Directors of Moore Tech College of Technology and has a CEOE Designation from the American Hotel/Motel Association.
Debbie Woodard | VP of Property Management
Debbie Woodard oversees property management for HTC’s residential, retail, and office portfolios, including Jackson Walk in Jackson, TN, which encompasses retail, recreational, residential and commercial components. A seasoned real estate professional, Debbie began her management career in 1971 – working for Henry Turley before he founded Henry Turley Company.
She is responsible for ensuring that HTC properties conform to best practices and meet the company’s operational and financial goals. A founding board member of the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis, Debbie has been instrumental in establishing a culture of exceptional property management at HTC.
Michelle Risher | Dir. of Property Management
Michelle Risher joined the company in 2013. She is responsible for HTC’s property management portfolio, including marketing, revenue and expense management, and recruiting, training and supervising the company’s property-level leasing and management teams. Michelle spearheads lease-ups for all newly constructed communities and works closely with the leasing and marketing teams at HTC’s properties to build strong relationships with our tenants.
Earlier in her career, Michelle worked for ALDI, Inc. as District Manager overseeing a multi-million-dollar sales portfolio and business operations for five retail stores. She is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).