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Michael D Nelson, SIOR
Industrial Specialist
Principal, NelsonHill
1111 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
United States
Phone: +1-312-267.1102
Cell: +1-312-217-5534
Chapter:   SIOR Chicago Chapter
Member Since: 2013
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As Principal and Co-Founder of NelsonHill, Michael is responsible for the company's vision, mission and day-to-day operations. A strategic team builder and sales expert, Michael continues to pioneer innovative methods and models in real estate.

Mike exemplifies the company mission statement, striving to create maximum value for his clients in real estate. Prior to launching NelsonHill in 2010, Michael 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.

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.



Brokerage: Industrial and Commercial

• Tenant Representation

• Agency Services

• Lease Negotiations

• Acquisition/Development


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


ProLogis, ML Realty Partners, Sitex Realty Partners, Wrightwood Capital, Cook Financial, Simborg Development, Peppercorn Capital, Aries Capital, Great Western Steel, Lacava Design, Diana’s Banana’s, American Chartered Bank

Areas of Practice
  • Tenant Representation
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Landlord
M2M Transactions

Mark Nelson, SIOR

Chicago, IL

Michael Nelson, SIOR

Chicago, IL

Steven Kohn, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

$3,030,000 Industrial Sale

114,000 sq. ft. / 5 acres

Mark represented Right Size Facility Performance
Michael represented Right Size Facility Performance

Chicago, IL - August 28, 2014
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