Mr. Pedersen was elected to the Board of Trustees and was appointed to the Finance Committee in 2015. On June 15, 2001, the Board of Trustees elected Mr. Pedersen President of Dakota REIT. Previously, Mr. Pedersen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Effective January 1, 2020, Mr. Pedersen became an owner of the Advisor, Dakota REIT Management, LLC. Mr. Pedersen became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996 and was employed by Arthur Andersen’s Washington, D.C. office where he focused on private equity, real estate and securities offerings. Mr. Pedersen worked for 16 years at Great Plains Software and then Microsoft following its acquisition of Great Plains Software in 2001. In January 2015, he acquired ownership of Ludvigson Braun & Co., a CPA advisory firm focused on real estate and small business clients.