Rick Holmstrom

Founder & Managing Partner

Mr. Holmstrom is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the firm.

Prior to Menlo Equities, Mr. Holmstrom was a Partner at The Shidler Group, where his primary responsibilities included asset and liability management of The Shidler Group’s 20 million square foot private property portfolio. Mr. Holmstrom and Mr. Bullock worked together on the restructuring and recapitalization of The Shidler Group which included guiding and coordinating the initial public debt and equity offerings of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust (acquired by iStar Inc., NYSE: STAR) and First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE: FR).

Mr. Holmstrom is a member of the Executive Committee of the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UC Berkeley, a member of the board of directors of Buena Vista Fund Management LLC , a trustee of The Nueva School, a member of the Stanford Live Advisory Board, a member of the Stanford Alumni Real Estate Council, and an advisory board member of the DAPER Investment Fund at Stanford. Other previous outside board experience includes serving on the board of MB Financial Bank (acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp, NYSE: FITB), as a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation, as a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, as a director of the Stanford Alumni Association, as a founding director of the Consortium for International Development, and as a founding director of International Development Exchange.

Mr. Holmstrom received his BA from Stanford University and his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.