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Dieter Thurow

During the corporate phase of my professional life, I managed the Financial & Administrative affairs of several private holding companies in North America and Europe. Most of them had very substantial Real Estate holdings such as Apartment & Office Buildings, Regional Shopping Malls, Industrial Properties, etc.

In 1987, I decided to devote my energies and expertise to helping affluent individuals and their families manage their personal financial affairs. To that end, we organized Thurow Wealth Management to serve those clients who want to achieve and maintain financial security, independence and peace of mind.

Professional Profile
Bachelor of Science, Economics & Accounting, UCLA-with Honors
Master of Science in Management, Sloan Fellow, M.I.T.

Past Experience
CPA, Auditor & Tax Consultant, Haskins & Sells, Los Angeles & San Francisco
CFO, German subsidiary of Levi Strauss & Co, Frankfurt, Germany
CFO, Personal Holding Company, one of Canada’s largest owners of Apartments, Toronto
Executive VP, Personal Holding Company, one of Manhattan’s largest Owners of Office Space
COO, Financial Planners Equity Corp., broker-dealer, Novato CA
Independent Financial Advisor & Portfolio Manager for discerning professionals, business owners and families since 1987

Licenses and Professional Designations:
Personal Financial Specialist (American Institute of CPA’s)
Real Estate Broker (CA Real Estate License #00707084)
Certified Public Accountant 
(CA CPA License #14116-inactive)
Securities Licenses Series 7, 24, 27, 63
Investment Advisory Representative
Life, Health and Variable Annuity Agent (CA Insurance License #0740676)

Link to LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dieter-thurow-1506b78/

Ursula Thurow

For over 30 years, I’ve worked in almost every aspect of real estate-Residential-Commercial-Industrial-Investment-Vineyards. This expertise enables me to offer complete real estate brokerage and consulting services to our family of clients.
In addition, I have been the Remodeling and Construction supervisor for dozens of custom properties over the past 30 years. Some of these projects were for our own account and some for clients and employers. Based upon my experience, I have a keen understanding of the interaction of location, cap rates, market factors, construction quality, lease characteristics, etc. on the current and future valuation of commercial/industrial properties.

On the Residential side, I strive to understand our clients’ entire situation. Therefore, I provide unbiased advice in achieving their real estate objectives. With my professional and personal experience, I also assist clients’ families evaluate long-term care solutions that often involve real estate.

Given my extensive experience, I am in the unique position to evaluate any type of property, anywhere in the country, to make sure its long-term potential is consistent with our clients’ life goals.

Professional Profile

  • Real Estate Broker since 1982 (CA License #00703254)
  • Vice President, Industrial & Commercial Leasing & Sales for a large Southern California real estate firm/ developer
  • Associate of Arts degree in Viticulture, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Have served on the Board of Trustees of the Santa Rosa Junior College’s School of Agriculture
  • Past founder and owner of Thurow Vineyards LLC, a boutique vineyard and winery in Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg CA

Elaine Foppiano

During my 25 year career, I have worked with corporate, pension and personal investments.  My experience has included time with Barclay’s Global Investors, Barra (acquired by Morgan Stanley) and Stanford University.  Most recently, I was a Financial Advisor with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. I also founded and ran Elaine Maria Estate Wines, a boutique Alexander Valley wine label.

This experience as an investment professional and personal experience as a multi-generation vineyard and property owner give me a deep understanding of the financial and personal issues inherent in long standing real estate ownership.  It is with this perspective that I will develop solutions for our clients in exchanging physical California vineyard, investment and rental properties into institutional quality, diversified real estate portfolios that attempt to yield consistent, predictable income. Potential Taxes can be deferred on these exchanges.

Professional Profile:

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of California, Berkeley

MBA with a concentration in Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Licenses & Professional Designations:

Securities Licenses Series 7, 66

Life, Accident & Health Agent (CA Insurance License #0L76799)