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Diane Olmstead

Ms. Olmstead is Co-CEO of W3 Partners, which she co-founded in 2009 with Susan Sagy. Ms. Olmstead oversees W3’s acquisitions, financing activities, fundraising and client relations. Ms. Olmstead has 33 years of direct experience in investing, corporate finance and capital-raising. During that time, she has originated and closed over $2 billion in loans, property acquisitions and joint ventures, and has executed the workout and restructuring of over $1.3 billion of real estate assets. Prior to co-founding W3, Ms. Olmstead was a principal at CIM Group from 2005 to 2009. Ms. Olmstead opened their San Francisco office where she headed acquisitions and development in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest and was a voting member of the Investment Committee. Prior to CIM Group, from 2000 to 2005, Ms. Olmstead was an Executive VP of iStar and responsible for all activities in iStar’s Western Region, including origination of structured finance transactions and acquisition of triple net lease assets. From 1983 to 2000, Ms. Olmstead worked in positions of asset management, lending, acquisitions and equity raising with Arthur Andersen LLP, USF&G Corporation, Cigna Corporation and Aetna, Inc. Ms. Olmstead received an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. She serves on the board of Mercy Housing, Inc. and Synedgen, Inc. (a bio-tech company), and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Development (U.C. Berkeley). Ms. Olmstead has been a member of our board of directors since December 2013.