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; and in Healthy Community at Jackson Walk in Jackson, TN.
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.
Debbie Woodard | VP of Property Management
Debbie Woodard began her management career in 1971, working for Henry Turley before he founded Henry Turley Company. As Vice President of Property Management, Debbie leads the management team of “doers” behind Henry’s vision ensuring that the management portfolio conforms to best practices and meets operational and financial goals.
Debbie was a founding board member of the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis, chairing the By-Laws Committee. She has completed numerous management, financial, legal and fair housing courses through the Institute of Real Estate Management, AAGM, Memphis Board of Realtors and various continuing education providers. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and is a proud grandmother to six.
Lance Henderson | VP of Operations
Lance Henderson graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. A native Memphian, Mr. Henderson spent the early part of his career working in mortgage banking before moving into real estate.
His past experience includes being the Chief Financial Officer for a Section 42 multi-family apartment developer/operator working in eight states, a construction and financial consultant focused on South Florida, and a home builder.
In addition, his financial experience includes working as a director of mergers and acquisition for companies in the printing and home services industries, and as CFO of the largest home healthcare provider in the state of Mississippi.
Before joining Henry Turley Company in April of 2013, he was the Director of Financial Services for a multi-family REIT where he was responsible for all Treasury operations, debt placement and long range forecasting. Mr. Henderson is a Licensed General Contractor in the State of Tennessee.
Pete Evans | VP of Facilities & Construction
Pete Evans is a native Memphian who shares the vision of the company’s founder. As Vice President of Operations and Construction for Henry Turley Company, Pete’s extensive skill set, his drive and his warm personality allow him to successfully perform many, many roles within the company. He monitors the maintenance of the existing buildings and also serves as a key team member in the development and construction of new projects. Additionally, Pete has overall responsibility for daily maintenance operations, and for the tenant and capital improvements for 20 commercial, retail and residential mixed use properties (most of which are located in the downtown core).
His tenure with Henry Turley Company includes 14 cumulative years from 1988 to 1993 and 2002 to 2011. From 1993 to 2001 Pete 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 professional affiliations and educational accreditations include: CEOE Designation (Certified Engineering Operations Executive) from the American Hotel/Motel Association; member of Refrigeration Service Engineer’s Society; Carrier Air-Conditioning Corporation and Memphis Vocational/Technical Institute for HVAC; and EPA certification for HVACR.
Alex Turley | VP of Real Estate
Alex Turley joined Henry Turley Company in October 2014 and is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, development, sales and leasing of the company’s commercial portfolio. A native Memphian with deep roots in the community, Alex is also engaged in identifying new opportunities and creating new partnerships that align with the company’s mission of building community in those cities and neighborhoods where we do our work.
Before joining Henry Turley Company, Alex was Vice President of Retail Brokerage at CBRE Memphis. During his 10-year career at CBRE, Alex managed the brokerage and asset services sides of the company’s retail division across a four-state region and worked with retailers such as IKEA, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Starbucks and Five Guys; financial institutions including Sun Life, Regions, and First Tennessee Bank; and institutional clients such as ALSAC St. Jude, McCormack Baron Salazar, and the United States Postal Service.
Alex was named a Retail Power Player by the Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine. Additionally he is a MAAR Pinnacle Producer’s Club Member, a multi-year Pinnacle Award winner, and received back to back CBRE Memphis Broker of the Year awards. He is also a past recipient of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award as well as the Commercial Appeal’s “Making a Difference” Award. Alex lives in Midtown with his wife and two children.
Alexandra Zinn | VP, Lauderdale-Greenlaw
Alexandra Zinn has been with Henry Turley Company since 2001. As the Vice President, Lauderdale-Greenlaw, she currently leads the joint venture with Belz Enterprises to revitalize the Uptown Memphis neighborhood just north of the city center near St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Uptown is often cited as the most ambitious HOPE VI redevelopment in the country.
Alexandra works closely with city officials in this public-private partnership and continues to play a pivotal role in the expansive transformation of 100 city blocks from depressed and blighted to vibrant and thriving. Uptown is now a mixed-income community with over 1,000 new apartments and single-family homes, as well as rehabbed historic, residential and commercial properties. Alexandra brings her experience to a variety of other company projects and developments.
A native Australian, Alexandra worked in various fields including economics, technology and marketing before moving to the United States in 1999. She spent her first year here in Oxford, MS and then moved to Southaven to work in Memphis. Alexandra has one young daughter and various four-legged pets.