James G. Wood - President
Prior to forming Ascension, Mr. Wood had 15 years of workout experience, first with a regional bank in the 1980s, where he worked for eight years. Most of his time spent at Texas American Bank was dedicated to the resolution of problem loans secured by various property types across Texas. During the 1990s, Mr. Wood was a Vice President of American General, where he assembled and managed a $2.5 billion portfolio of Commercial Mortgaged-Backed Securities (CMBS) and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) bonds. In addition, he headed the firm’s commercial mortgage management group. The $3.7 billion portfolios consisted of mortgages secured by various commercial property types across the United States. In 2002, he founded InvestWood Capital and completed over $15 billion of due diligence consulting for third-party lenders and investors. Mr. Wood has his BBA from Texas A&M University (Cum Laude) and MBA from the University of Texas. He is also a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).