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The Growing Student Housing Industry

Karen Jordan, Bisnow Universities can be economic engines, and student housing has become a big player in commercial real estate as a result, driving investment and development. The industry has changed from friends-and-family capital to being very institutional,...

Boomers Look to Real Estate to Afford Retirement

By Julia Bunch, Bisnow As many as 10,000 baby boomers retire daily. Members of this generation are increasingly looking to real estate to diversify their retirement portfolios and boost returns. Many boomers have realized that their retirement plans are not sufficient...

What is I.D.E.A.L.?

While it would be a stretch to say that any investment opportunity is “perfect,” Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate is confident in stating that its goals for every investor are “I.D.E.A.L.” “That’s a clever acronym that we use to demonstrate the five different...

Student Housing ‘a Global Asset Class’

By Rupert Neate The Guardian Some of the world’s richest people and sovereign wealth funds are turning their attention to student housing, with the increasingly luxurious and expensive purpose-built accommodation becoming regarded as a must-have part of their...

Student Housing Sales Outperform Rest of Market

By Bendix Anderson National Real Estate Investor Commercial real estate investors are increasingly keeping their wallets in their pockets, waiting to see where interest rates will go, for prices to come down and for more properties to come on the market. That’s...

What is Professionally Managed Real Estate?

In a Gallup poll released in April 2016, Americans selected real estate as the best long-term investment opportunity, far ahead of stocks, bonds, gold, and savings. And while we’ve established the benefits of investing in private student housing, most people lack the...

2016 a Record Year for Student Housing Investment

By CHAMPAIGN WILLIAMS National Editor, Bisnow As millennials’ pursuit of higher education fuels demand for student housing, institutional investors — including private real estate funds, pension plans and sovereign wealth funds — are increasingly stepping in. A wave...

How to Select a Student Housing Investment

Once you’ve recognized the benefits of investing in student housing, the next logical question is: How does one go about it? Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate co-founder and Principal Brian Nelson shared his company’s successful business model in an “Ask the...

Why Invest in Student Housing?

Can you remember a major university folding its tent and going out of business? Can you imagine a scenario in which Notre Dame, the University of Oregon or Utah State University suddenly just disappear? Neither can Brian or Patrick Nelson, who have grown Nelson...

NBPRE hires new corporate controller

Well-diversified finance and accounting professional Lisa Shu Yang Tyson brings a wealth of experience from successful stints at multiple multinational firms. ALISO VIEJO, California – May 19, 2017 – Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate is pleased to announce that...

Class ‘A’ properties near Purdue acquired

Aliso Viejo, CA and West Lafayette, Ind. – May 12, 2017 – Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate has recently closed on South Street Station and Grant Street Station, a two-property Class ‘A’ student housing portfolio within two blocks of Purdue University in West...

University Gardens renovated

Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate recently completed a renovation and re-syndication of the historical University Gardens student apartments in Salt Lake City that helped to more than double the number of tenants and increased rental revenue by 76 percent. The...

NBPRE reaches $500 million milestone

Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate recently closed on South Street Station, part of a Class ‘A’ two-property portfolio less than two blocks from Purdue University.   ALISO VIEJO, California – May 12, 2017 – Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate is...

900 Factory approved for expansion

Nelson Brothers’ 900 Factory deluxe student housing complex near Utah State University has been approved for expansion. The Logan Planning Commission last week conditionally approved the third phase of construction, which will add on to the existing six-story,...

Patrick Nelson speaks at Conference

Patrick Nelson speaks on a panel in March at the Opal Financial Conference in New York City. On April 27, Nelson spoke at the Opal Group’s 2017 Real Estate Investors Conference in Boca Raton, Fl.   Nelson Brothers President and CEO Patrick Nelson spoke Thursday...

Two Properties Near Ole Miss Acquired

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Nelson, Principal and Co-Founder (949) 916-7300, ext 202 Brian@Nelson-Brothers.com www.Nelson-Brothers.com Molly Barr Ridge Molly Barr Trails Company adds to its growing portfolio of properties...

Property Nets Investors Nearly 90% Return

Nelson Brothers Real Estate Sells USC Property For Nearly 90 Percent Return To Investors. Nelson Brothers sells Chateau Sera and Tropicana student housing properties for $10.1 million, resulting in over $2 million in profit. Aliso Viejo and Los Angeles, CA—Southern...

Nelson Brothers a Family Business

For Nelson Brothers Student Housing, carrying on the name means carrying on tradition of quality By Katie Sloan With generations of expertise behind them, Patrick and Brian Nelson, co-presidents and principals of Nelson Brothers Property Management Inc., seem as...

Like Father, Like Sons

Aliso Viejo, Calif.  -  With generations of expertise behind them, Patrick and Brian Nelson, co-presidents and principals of Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, seem as though they were destined for real estate. In 1946 in Salt Lake City, their grandfather and...

The Mark Tempe Luxury Apartments

Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate LLC is pleased to announce that it has recently closed on an exciting property in Arizona State University Sun Devil territory. The Mark Tempe offers young professionals and students alike a living experience that is sure to...

Employee Q&A: Blake W. Wettengell

You are vice president and general counsel. What interested you in working for Nelson Brothers? The offer to come into a successful company with this kind of track record, with impeccable investor relationships, and the opportunity to participate in that growth, was...

K-1s: Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Putting the investor first has always been a priority of Nelson Brothers and during the busy tax season, they brought on a new tax manager to process K-1 distributions before the April 15 deadline. Dan Tayles, a successful CPA who ran his own business and worked at...

1031 Exchange: A Way Out for Landlords

Many property owners experience the frustration of dealing with tenants and maintenance problems and figure it’s no longer worth the time and the effort. But they often find themselves reluctant to sell because they may be facing sizeable capital gains taxes. So they...

What’s New at the Factory?

With construction and pre-leasing activities well under way, “The Factory”, Nelson Brothers first all-new housing development is set to open this August just in time for the 2015-16 school year at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. The project plans for 80-units...

New Plans for USC Properties

When the Nelson Brothers first visited Chateau Sera and Tropicana in 2012, they looked beyond the shabby and outdated furnishings of the student apartment housing and saw tremendous potential and an excellent investment opportunity ahead. They were impressed with the...

‘Ole Miss’ Property Acquired

As part of its ever growing portfolio, NBPRE has acquired Taylor Bend, a new, 2012-built Class A boutique student housing community near the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS for $19,145,000 as a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) structure. The property is located...

Nelson Brothers Purchases Office Space

In July 2013, with property values (relatively) low and interest rates going down, the Nelson Brothers decided to "practice what they preach" more effectively by acquiring a two-story, 10,000 square foot office space at 16-B Journey in Aliso Viejo, an affluent...

Houston Property Acquired for $40M

Aliso Viejo, Calif. and Houston, Texas -  Southern California based Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate has purchased Vue on MacGregor, a Class “A” student housing property located near the University of Houston campus. The property, built in 2014 was voted “Best...

Property Near ASU Purchased

Aliso Viejo, Calif. and Tempe, Arizona -  In one of their biggest transactions for the year,  Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC has purchased The Mark, a newly renovated student housing project near Arizona State University for $22,128,000. The property is...

Our Latest: Taylor Bend Near ‘Ole Miss’

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Southern California-based Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC has acquired Taylor Bend, a new, 2012-built Class A boutique student housing community within close proximity to the prestigious “Ole Miss” campus.  Nelson Brothers believes...