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Wade Lau

President & CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Wade oversees all aspects of Founders Properties’ operations and is responsible for setting the firm’s strategic direction. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Managers, Management Committee and Investment Committee. Wade has over 35 years of diversified commercial real estate experience including acquisitions, dispositions, development and asset management. Before the formation of Founders Properties, Wade was Vice President of Asset Management for Opus Properties, which he joined in 1999. Prior to that, he led the central region for CB Richard Ellis. He began his career at Norwest Bank in their commercial real estate group.

Wade holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration, with honors, from Harvard Business School. Wade was a four year letter winner on the men’s Harvard Varsity Hockey Team. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He is a Board Member of Opus Holding, LLC, Adler Trust Company and Common Bond Communities.

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