Thomas Olson


Mr. Thomas Olson is a Partner of The Ardent Companies and Director in originations at Ardent Financial. Prior to joining Ardent full-time, Mr. Olson was a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods, a sister company of The Ardent Companies. As a founding partner of Acadia, Mr. Olson oversaw the creation of the firm in 2010 and its sale in 2016 to the national homebuilder Taylor Morrison. Specifically, Mr. Olson directed Acadia’s financial strategy, corporate policy, risk management and investment. Mr. Olson is a Minnesota native, with over 18 years of real estate experience with such notable firms as Hines, Resource Real Estate Partners and WarrenHanks. In his tenure with these firms, Mr. Olson’s responsibilities ranged from operational management to asset management. Mr. Olson’s broad experience has afforded him the opportunity to utilize his creativity and entrepreneurship on nearly every real estate discipline. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a BBA in Corporate Finance.

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