Joshua A.
Olsen

Joshua Olsen has led Monument Realty’s acquisitions team for the last eight years. His career with Monument spans over a decade, during which time he has made significant contributions to the overall success and growth of the company. As head of the acquisitions team, Josh is responsible for identifying real estate opportunities, making recommendations to Monument Realty’s investment partners, arranging financing and conducting due diligence, preparing property business plans, and closing deals. He has also served as a project manager for all aspects of an award-winning $30 million redevelopment of an office building conversion to residential condominiums and the conversion of a 150,000-square-foot rental apartment building to condominiums.

Josh has authored two books, Better Place, Better Lives: A Biography of James Rouse (Urban Land Institute [ULI]) and Foggy Bottom and the West End (Arcadia Publishing), and has published several articles in Urban Land, Geoforum, and other publications. Josh is on the executive committee of the Washington District Council of ULI and has served nationally as a juror for ULI’s Kenneth M. Good Graduate Student Scholarship. He was named as one of the Washington Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” business leaders in 2011.

Josh has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and graduated summa cum laude from Yale University. As a Fulbright Scholar, he earned a Master of Science in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol in England in 2000.

  • Hometown: Laurel, MD
  • Hidden talent: Foosball champion
  • Astrological sign: Leo

Latest Developments.

We’re developing projects throughout the Washington, DC area—a few of our biggest are highlighted below.

40 Patterson

40 Patterson St NE, Washington, DC
  • Property Use: Apartments
  • Project Type: Ground-up Development
  • Size: 310 Apartments, 13 Floors
  • Status: Under Development

2 Patterson

2 Patterson St NE, Washington, DC
  • Property Use: Apartments & Retail
  • Project Type: Ground-up Development
  • Size: 577 Apartments, 13 Floors, 18,000 SF Retail
  • Status: Under Development

Chinatown Residential

624 Eye St NW, Washington, DC
  • Property Use: Condominiums & Retail
  • Project Type: Ground-up Development
  • Size: 135 Condos, 10 Floors, 9,500 SF Retail
  • Status: Under Development
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