Denise Olsen joined GEM in 1996 and serves on the Investment Committee. Ms. Olsen oversees business development for both GEM Realty Properties and GEM Realty Securities, and leads new business and capital raising activities. In addition, Ms. Olsen has primary responsibility for investor relations, reporting and communication to GEM’s investors. As a member of the Investment Committee, Ms. Olsen is involved in setting investment strategy for GEM Realty Properties and GEM Realty Securities.

Ms. Olsen has been active in the commercial real estate business since 1987. Prior to joining GEM,Ms. Olsen was a vice president at EVEREN Securities for two years in the Real Estate Corporate Finance group. Prior to EVEREN, Ms. Olsen spent seven years at JMB Realty Corporation in various capacities, including senior portfolio manager of corporate mixed-use developments and as an associate in JMB’s acquisition group. Ms. Olsen received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.

Founded in 1994 by Barry Malkin, Michael Elrad, and Norman Geller, GEM Realty Capital (“GEM”) is an integrated real estate investment firm headquartered in Chicago. GEM invests in private-market real estate assets through GEM Realty Properties and in publicly traded real estate securities through GEM Realty Securities. GEM’s investors include endowments, foundations, pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions and private clients. In total, the company has over $4 billion in assets under management.


Denise Olsen
Managing Director and Investment Committee Member
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.

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