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Diane Olmstead

Ms. Olmstead is a managing partner at Haring Street Ventures where she provides clients with strategic planning and capital formation consulting. She was previously the Chief Investment Officer at Bridge Housing Corporation from 2016 to 2018. Ms. Olmstead was responsible for balance sheet structure and management, capital formation and bridge lending through its Community Development Financial Institution and philanthropy. Prior to Bridge Housing, Ms. Olmstead was Co-CEO of W3 Partners from 2009-2016 where she oversaw W3’s real estate acquisitions, financing activities, fundraising and client relations. Prior to W3 Partners, Ms. Olmstead was a principal at CIM Group from 2005 to 2009, 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 acquisitions of triple net leases. 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 MBA from Pepperdine University. She serves on the board of Synedgen, Inc. and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Development (UC Berkeley).