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 | President
Alex Turley was named President of Henry Turley Company in 2019. He joined the company as Vice President of Real Estate in 2014, after spending 10 years with CBRE Memphis, where he managed the company’s retail division across a four-state region. During his tenure at HTC, Alex has been involved in identifying and executing new opportunities that align with the company’s mission. As president, he heads up the executive management team and is responsible for ensuring that the company continues to execute its mission.
A native of Memphis with deep roots in the community, Alex has also lived in Washington DC and in Chicago, where he pursued his interest in political science and urban studies. His father Calvin has always worked downtown and, as Henry’s nephew, Alex watched and listened as the Henry Turley Company did its work—and downtown changed and evolved.
Alex has been a recipient of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 and the Commercial Appeal’s “Making a Difference Award.” He enjoys deejaying, a hobby he picked up 25 years ago, and plays Gaelic football and hurling, the national sports of Ireland. Alex lives in Midtown with his wife Mindy and two children, Evie and Owen.
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.
Elizabeth Tagg | VP of Communications
Elizabeth Tagg joined Henry Turley Company in 2011 as Executive Assistant to the CEO. Since then, she has taken on many roles within the company. Today, Elizabeth serves as an integral member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for the development of HTC’s marketing, public relations and communications strategy and contributes to HTC’s organizational strategic operations. Elizabeth works closely with the Digital Marketing Manager to develop and oversee a digital communications plan for HTC and its investment portfolio. She directly manages communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the company’s brand reputation.
Elizabeth has also assumed the role as Commercial Property Manager for the company’s commercial and retail properties in downtown Memphis and Jackson, TN.
She is a native Memphian and graduated from the University of Alabama. She currently resides in Downtown Memphis.
Michelle Risher | VP 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).