Bill Asher

Executive Vice President

As an Executive Vice President for Hanley Investment Group, Bill Asher specializes in advising clients in the acquisition and disposition of retail properties nationwide. With over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, his transaction expertise, industry relationships, and unparalleled professionalism have allowed him to close and contribute to more than $3 billion in sales, including over 800 sales in the last 10 years. Bill’s dedication and unwavering commitment to his clients has made him one of the top agents at the company earning him the “Top Producer Award” in 2018, 2017, and 2013, and runner-up in the last five years. In 2019, Bill was awarded Hanley Investment Group’s “Honor Man” award for his success, exceptional performance, and outstanding leadership at the company.

Since 2019, Bill and his business partner, Jeff Lefko, have been the top-performing team at Hanley Investment Group and have achieved record-breaking years in total sales volume and number of transactions closed. Bill and Jeff were honored by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum as Influencers in Retail and as Influencers in Net Lease in 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020. They were also recognized as CoStar Power Broker Quarterly Deal Winners in 2021,2022, and 2023 and won 13 CoStar Power Broker Quarterly Deal Awards in multiple U.S. markets.

For more than 20 years, Bill has worked diligently with the Hanley team on the coordination and supervision of strategic marketing and operation initiatives as well as the distribution and implementation of corporate advertising, public relations, and tactical macro company objectives to ensure seamless and successful closings on behalf of every client.

Prior to helping form Hanley Investment Group in 2004, Bill was a member of Marcus & Millichap from 2002 to 2004 in the Newport Beach office, where he concentrated on investment sales of retail properties. From 2000 to 2002, Bill was a Market Analyst and Associate with Cushman Realty Corporation / Cushman & Wakefield. Bill specialized in providing tenant advisory and transaction services to clients on a local, regional, and national basis. Bill contributed to many prominent tenant representation assignments for clients that included ADP, Fox Sports Net, Jacobs Engineering, and the Los Angeles Times.

Bill graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. He is an active member of ICSC (Innovating Commerce Serving Communities). He has also served as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles for over 20 years.

Bill lives in South Orange County with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, golfing, and keeping up with the University of Arizona athletics.


  • Over 20 years with Hanley Investment Group
  • Top Producing Team – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Influencer In Retail & Net Lease – 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Shopping Center Business Magazine, January 2023 – Shifting Market (interview)
Shopping Center Business Magazine, January 2023 – NNN Market Update

Shopping Center Business Magazine, January 2022 – Net Gains (interview)
Shopping Center Business Magazine, January 2022 – NNN Market Update
California Centers Magazine, May 2022 – The Retail Investment Market is in Unprecedented Territory
Shopping Center Business Magazine, September 2022 – Low Supply (interview)

Shopping Center Business Magazine, January 2021 – NNN Market Update
Wealth Management Real Estate Magazine, January, 2021 – Net Leased Retail Remains Resilient
Shopping Center Business Magazine, March 2021 – Moving The Market (interview)

Shopping Center Business Magazine, January 2020 – NNN Market Update
California Centers Magazine, January/February 2020 – Outparcels Remain Attractive, Expensive (interview)
GlobeSt, February 3, 2020 – How Should the CRE Industry Prepare for the Next Downturn (interview)
California Centers Magazine, December 2020 / January 2021 – Will Takeout Take out Restaurants in a Post-Covid World (interview)

National Real Estate Investor, January 2019 – Be Quick, But Don’t Hurry
Shopping Center Business Magazine, January 2019 – NNN Market Update
Shopping Center Business Magazine, May 2019 – Break-Up Strategy Nets Big Rewards in Today’s Market

Western Real Estate Business Magazine, September 2019 – California Retail Puts Emphasis On Placemaking (interview) 




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