Mr. Pedersen was elected to the Board of Trustees and has served on the Trust’s Investment Council since 2015. He was appointed as President of the Trust in 2021. Mr. Pedersen became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996 and was employed by Arthur Andersen’s Washington, D.C. office from 1996 to 1998 where he focused on private equity, real estate and securities offerings. In 1998, Mr. Pedersen joined Great Plains Software/Microsoft. In January 2015, he acquired ownership of Ludvigson Braun & Co. (see information under biographical disclosure for Ray Braun). Matt is a partner and managing member of Dakota REIT Management, LLC (the “Advisor”).