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Michael D. Nelson

Michael Nelson, SIOR


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DIRECT: 312-267-1102
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Michael Nelson is a Principal with NelsonHill, specializing in commercial property sales ranging in product class from unimproved land, ground up development, commercial and industrial buildings. He has in-depth experience in complex real estate transactions for investment-grade, income-producing assets. Mike develops and manages new and existing client relationships and creates marketing strategies that ensure that clients’ objectives are maximized. Utilizing his extensive market knowledge, Mike develops strategic plans for the disposition and acquisition of assets. His thorough understanding of banking and capital markets is invaluable in assisting clients with complex transaction financing.

Prior to launching NelsonHill in 2010, Mike worked as a commercial real estate broker since 2004 at Paine Wetzel ONCOR International. Mike continues to focus on the City of Chicago marketplace. He works with property owners, tenants, developers and institutions. By gaining an in depth knowledge of his clients’ challenges, Mike provides a full service, entrepreneurial approach which utilizes the best in class technology and resources to enable his clients to achieve the best possible results in the shortest possible time period. In addition, Mike has extensive experience with adaptive reuse of properties. His responsibilities have included conducting sealed bid auctions, identifying qualified developers and preparing feasibility reports on such issues as zoning, physical due diligence and financing.

NelsonHill was awarded “Broker of Year 2011” by SomerCor, for their outstanding SBA Loan production. Mike is a member of the Board of Directors for SomerCor in 2012.

Mike holds a business degree from the University of Natal, South Africa where he doubled majored in Marketing and Management. Prior to real estate Mike worked in corporate advertising where he was responsible for advertising campaigns and product positioning.

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Professional Experience

Brokerage: Industrial and Commercial

  • Tenant Representation
  • Agency Services
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Acquisition/Development
Corporate References

ProLogis, ML Realty Partners, Sitex Realty Partners, DP Partners, Wrightwood Capital, Cook Financial, Simborg Development, Peppercorn Capital, Aries Capital, Great Western Steel, Bricklayers Union, Devon Bank, American Chartered Bank

Bachelors’ degree from the University of Natal, South Africa, double majored in Marketing and Management.

SIOR Training Classes, Chicago 2011

Member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Board of Directors – SomerCor 504

Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)

Back of Yards Neighborhood Council

United Business Association of Midway (UBAM)

Chinatown Chamber of Commerce