Allen C. de Olazarra

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equitable Real Estate Partners

Allen C. de Olazarra is the President of Parkway Property Investments. Prior to joining Parkway, Mr. de Olazarra was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Equitable Real Estate Partners, a fully integrated private real estate investment and operating company active with the acquisition and redevelopment of Class B office buildings, Class B big box industrial and distribution facilities, and the ground up construction of Senior Housing Communities.

Prior to forming Equitable, Mr. de Olazarra was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of America’s Capital Partners, a fully integrated private real estate investment and operating company active throughout the southeast and mid Atlantic regions of the United States. Prior to founding America’s Capital Partners, Mr. de Olazarra was the President of Associated Capital Properties, Inc. one of the leading real estate operating and investment companies in Florida. On October 1st, 1997 Associated Capital Properties merged with Highwoods Properties, a real estate investment trust, in a transaction valued at $622 million. Mr. de Olazarra remained with Highwoods for eight months after the merger with responsibility for acquisitions and development in Florida and the integration of the two companies. Mr. de Olazarra started his real estate career at Cushman and Wakefield in 1982 serving as Senior Director until 1993.

Mr. de Olazarra received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Virginia in 1981 and has remained active in the University community. Mr. de Olazarra is the Chairman of the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Foundation and also serves as an Emeritus Trustee of the Foundation for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Mr. de Olazarra is a Founding Fellow of the University of Virginia Real Estate Institute and is the former Executive in Residence at the Center for Growth Enterprises at the McIntire School of Commerce. Mr. de Olazarra has served on the Real Estate Advisory Board at Florida State University and is an occasional lecturer at UVA, FSU, Columbia, UM and NYU.