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CEO | Principal


Building on her broad range of experience in both institutional and commercial property, Ann founded GRAY Real Estate Advisors in 1995 to providing consulting services to owners, brokers, and land-use attorneys on entitlements, development, and positioning to optimize outcomes for complex properties.


As Executive Director of Planning and Development at Paramount Pictures for eight years Ann oversaw property acquisition, master planning, entitlements, and pre-construction of corporate and production facilities including major new office buildings, parking structures, several sound stage technical and seismic upgrades, a new film archive building and many thousands of square feet of corporate and production churn. Prior to her work at Paramount, Ann was VP Development at Indivest where she managed pre-construction of high-rise commercial projects. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in approximately a billion and a half dollars in successful project outcomes.

During 2023, Ann served in London as President and Chair of Governing Council of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS], a 137,000-member international organization for property professionals. Among the many board positions she has previously held are Trustee of the California Preservation Foundation, President of USC's Freeman House and Director of Hollywood Heritage. She was founding publisher of the industry journal FORM: pioneering design.  Ann is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Royal Institution of British Architects and Lambda Alpha, the society for land economics.


Ann is a frequent lecturer and juror at universities such as USC, UCLA, and Harvard Graduate School of Design and has served on the Dean's Advisory Council at Woodbury University School of Architecture. Ann has been recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners for her entrepreneurial endeavors and is the recipient of a Los Angeles City Council Citation for her participation as an appointee to the Hollywood Redevelopment Agency Design Review Committee. She has a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and an M. Arch both from UCLA. Ann Gray is both a licensed architect and real estate broker.

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