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Mike Nelson

Michael Nelson


Michael Nelson Principal
Seattle 600 University Street
Suite 2912
Seattle, WA 98101


Mike Nelson serves as Principal for Trammell Crow Company’s Seattle office where he oversees all development and acquisition projects, new business pursuits, finance, and operations. His areas of expertise include market analysis, branding and marketing, financial analysis, capital formation, lease negotiation, design team oversight and construction management.

Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, Mike served as a Senior Investment Director at Schnitzer West where during his 14-year tenure, he oversaw the firm’s Seattle office and regional multi-family strategic business units which repositioned or developed more than 2.9 million square feet of Class A office space and 575 residential units, collectively valued at over $2.4 billion.

Mr. Nelson began his real estate career in the Puget Sound market in 1991, initially overseeing large commercial construction projects for Sierra Construction and then later leading complex urban and suburban office, healthcare and residential development investments.

Throughout his 26-year career, he has negotiated over 4.5 million square feet of commercial leases in the Pacific Northwest, approximately $950 million of construction contracts, and led the disposition of over $2.1 billion of commercial and residential asset sales. Mike’s integrity, strong leadership, professional expertise, proven revenue generation and mentorship qualities are the traits that will ensure the Company’s success throughout the Puget Sound region.

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • University of Washington – Real Estate Certificate Program, Lecturer
  • Seattle Preparatory School Board of Trustees, Member

Education & Credentials

  • University of Washington
    Masters of Business Administration, 2000
  • University of Washington
    Bachelor of Science, Construction Management, 1991

Project Developments


  • Midtown21 Office Tower, Seattle, WA
  • First Hill Medical Office Building, Seattle, WA
  • Equinox Apartments, Seattle, WA
  • Amazon Ph 1a Office Building, Seattle, WA
  • Amazon Ph 1b Office Building, Seattle, WA
  • Brix Condominiums, Seattle, WA
  • Merck Build-to-Suit R&D Office, Seattle, WA
  • 818 Stewart Office Tower, Seattle, WA
  • Gallery Condominium, Seattle, WA


Michael Nelson Principal
Seattle 600 University Street
Suite 2912
Seattle, WA 98101


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