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Mr. Aylward received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Kansas University and his law degree from Georgetown University Law School. While at Georgetown Mr. Aylward served as the tax law clerk at the Washington, D.C. office of Baker & McKenzie. After graduating from Georgetown, Mr. Aylward joined the Chicago law firm of Kirkland & Ellis where he became a tax partner.

He was later a partner with the San Diego law firm Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye (now DLA Piper) and was the head of that firm's tax department. Thereafter, Mr. Aylward was a partner in the San Diego law firm of Aylward, Kintz, Stiska, Wassenaar & Shannahan. As a Certified Tax Specialist, Mr. Aylward's practice was focused primarily on the tax aspects of business and real estate transactions.

From 1984 through 1988, Mr. Aylward was a principal in several land acquisition and development projects. He supervised land acquisition, land use/regulatory processes, pre-construction development, and other legal aspects of these projects, all of which were located in San Diego County, California. Mr. Aylward was a speaker at many legal seminars and programs, and was an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law for ten years where he taught a graduate level course in Securitized Real Estate.

In 1987, Mr. Aylward founded Strategic Property Advisers, Inc. (SPA), an independent, registered investment advisory firm that provided real estate and asset management services to institutional clients. SPA served as a qualified professional asset manager ("QPAM") to these clients. Mr. Aylward, the President of SPA, is a licensed California attorney and real estate broker. In 1995 he successfully completed the National Association of Security Dealers General Securities Exam.