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Nelson Construction and Development


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About Us

Nelson Construction & Development is a real estate developer and general contractor located in Des Moines, Iowa. Our fifteen years of work include more than 2,000,000 square feet and $300mm in ground-up, historic, apartment, hotel, retail, office, and industrial buildings. Our work spans many states, including Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Arizona.

The common thread uniting our diverse portfolio is a deep belief and commitment to solving problems through real estate. As owners of many of our projects, we?ve become adept at balancing return on investment with quality design and construction that will stand the test of time.

Each deal begins with thorough research into the local market, current economic conditions, and the full experience of the end user. We assemble an elite team of architects, engineers, financiers, and other partners within our deep network of professionals to understand and solve the true problems and opportunities we discover.

That firm commitment to each project continues through pre-development, design, financing, construction, and stabilization. We continue to revisit each project after completion to gain deep insights into performance and develop intellectual property and expertise for each and every new deal.