JOEL S. THOMSEN

President & Chief Investment Officer

Biography

Mr. Thomsen has served as President of the Trust since 2020 and has served as the Trust’s Chief Investment Officer since 2021. Mr. Thomsen has several years of experience in finance, accounting and strategic leadership that benefits the Trust.

Current Experience

  • President & Chief Investment Officer – Sterling Multifamily Trust and Sterling Office and Industrial Trust
  • Chief Executive Officer – Sterling Management, LLC
  • Chief Investment Office – Sterling Management, LLC

Previous Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer – GOLDMARK Property Management, Inc.
  • Founder and CEO –  Black Arbor Group
  • Managing Director – Bell Wealth Management
  • Equity partner – Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo

Education and Designations

  • Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of North Dakota
  • Certified Public Accountant licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota
  • Certified Financial Examiner
  • Accredited Reinsurance Administration
  • Registered representative of Gardner Financial Services, Inc.
  • Real estate agent in North Dakota
  • Holds 7/66 securities licenses