As Senior Vice President of Development for Related California Affordable, Ms. Olson leads and manages all aspects of development and financing for Related's affordable residential developments.
Prior to joining Related, Ms. Olson was Vice President of Development & Construction for Gablecraft Homes where she oversaw all development and construction activity in Western Canada for a pipeline of more than 1,000 condominium and single-family units. As Director of Housing & Real Estate Development for West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, Ms. Olson managed all aspects of affordable housing development, including the acquisition, entitlement and financing of senior, family and special needs housing. In the first phase of her career, Ms. Olson worked as an architect in Boston, Massachusetts on historic, adaptive-reuse and institutional projects.
Ms. Olson holds a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University in Montreal. She is a licensed architect in California and Massachusetts, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified, a LEED Accredited Professional (Building Design and Construction), and an active member of the Urban Land Institute.