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Maryellen Dolan Named New Director of Real Estate Asset Management

February 2020

The University of Virginia Foundation welcomes Maryellen Dolan as the new Director of Real Estate Asset Management. In her new role, Maryellen will be responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s real estate asset management strategies and leading the Foundation’s team of asset management and facilities operations professionals. She replaces Bill Cromwell, who retired on January 24 following 20 years of service to the Foundation. 

“During his tenure, Bill Cromwell helped to create a foundation for providing excellent service to the University and Charlottesville community. We are excited and honored that Maryellen agreed to help us build upon that base,” said Tim Rose, CEO for the UVA Foundation.

While holding senior positions with institutional investors, Ms. Dolan acquired extensive experience in all areas of real estate ownership and development, including the management of joint venture equity investments, acquisitions, and asset management.

Ms. Dolan’s asset management experience includes defining investment strategies and managing real estate investments in major U. S. markets. For the past decade, she has been responsible for managing a significant part of National Real Estate Advisors, LLC’s portfolio of joint venture equity developments and construction loans. Previously, she served as the Director of Acquisitions for an office real estate investment trust.

Ms. Dolan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate at The American University and received her Master’s degree in Economics from Georgetown University. Ms. Dolan is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate®. She has served on the North American Benchmark Committee for the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and the Sustainable Development Committee of the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks (NAIOP).

“It is my privilege to join Tim Rose and the University of Virginia Foundation asset management team in serving both the University and the community,” said Ms. Dolan.