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Joel Grimstad, CPA



“Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.”

– Richard Branson

About Joel

Growing up in the Midwest, my grandfather was my vision for success—a family guy who started his own business, who was generous and respected in his community. He also was an investor. As a kid, my dream job was to be a stockbroker. Always a numbers guy, I became a CPA and gravitated towards real estate investment. As I took on more responsibility, I found myself adept at—and surprisingly enjoying—managing diverse teams. I was energized by collaboration and in hearing different perspectives; by sharing credit versus taking it. I realized the cultural side of business is as important as the numbers side. It’s rare to find a team that unanimously shares that belief. At City Different Investments, building a culture of integrity and trust is a key component of our business and investment strategy.


Professional Roles: Aspen Heights Partners, Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate, Crowe LLP
Education: MBA, University of Notre Dame—Mendoza
BS, Finance, Accounting, Indiana University
Certification: Certified Public Accountant