Joel S. Thomsen



Mr. Thomsen has served as our President of the Trust since June 2020. Mr. Thomsen has several years of experience in finance, accounting and strategic leadership that benefits the Trust.

Previous Experience

  • Chief Investment Officer – Sterling Office and Industrial Trust
  • Governor – Sterling Management, LLC
  • 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 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

Current Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer – GOLDMARK Property management, Inc.
  • President – Sterling Office and Industrial Trust
  • Chief Executive Officer and President – Sterling Management, LLC