Ross Mehlman is an Executive Director at The Ardent Companies. Ross oversees all debt and equity underwriting at Ardent and serves as the Head of Multifamily Investments. He is responsible for all aspects of commercial and multifamily underwriting and has acquired or overseen the development of nearly $2 billion of commercial assets since joining Ardent in 2013, including 4,000 apartments and over 8.5 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space. Prior to joining Ardent in August 2013, Ross handled underwriting and asset management for Rialto Capital, where he was responsible for the management of a $100 million portfolio of commercial and residential assets including over 770 rental homes. He underwrote portfolios of real estate assets and loans in excess of $250 million. Prior to Rialto, Ross led the acquisition team at The RADCO Companies, a multifamily investment and management company, where he focused on underwriting and acquisition of value-add apartments. He was also responsible for working with several Wall Street banks to reposition multifamily REO assets and facilitate the successful turnaround of multiple fractured condo projects simultaneously. Ross received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance with a minor in Economics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.