JOE OLSZAK – (Director)

Joe Olszak is the Chief Operating Officer of The Townsend Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Townsend is one of the largest real estate advisory and private equity firms globally. Mr. Olszak is responsible for the firm’s legal, financial, human resource, technology and operational teams. In this role, Mr. Olszak ensures that all of Townsend’s resources are best aligned to support its investment and client servicing teams’ goal of delivering world class investment solutions to our clients.

Prior to joining The Townsend Group in 2008, Mr. Olszak was a Managing Director for Allegiant Asset Management, a $30 billion institutional investment manager. His responsibilities included oversight of Finance, Fund Administration, Technology, and Legal as well as Product Development and firm Strategic Planning. Prior to Allegiant Mr. Olszak held positions with Federated Investors and Montauk Energy Capital structuring energy-related private equity investments and acquiring investment management platforms.

Mr. Olszak received an MBA from The Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh and BS from Drexel University.