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Mark A. Nelson

Nicholas J. Schaefer


MAIN: 312-267-1100
DIRECT: 312-781-6499
MOBILE: 773-495-7181

Nicholas Schaefer joined NelsonHill in 2017 with a focus on Urban Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse in Chicago and surrounding areas. Nicholas’ clients have benefited from his expertise in sale and lease negotiations for acquisitions and dispositions, site selection, and his creative vision for underutilized assets. His extensive market knowledge, strong negotiating skills, and tenacious work ethic have allowed him to create maximum value for his clients in real estate.

Prior to joining NelsonHill, Nicholas was a broker for Jameson Commercial. His responsibilities included acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. Prior to that, Nicholas was a commercial property insurance broker for 8 years for CRC Group, the largest insurance wholesaler in the country. He was a top producer and market leader for Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest real estate holding companies in the country.

Professional Experience

Brokerage: Commercial Industrial/Office – Creative Reuse

  • Acquisition/Development
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Tenant Representation
  • Site Selection

B.S.B.A St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO