Area of Expertise

Joe Nelson is a retail investment specialist advising clients in the acquisition and disposition of net-leased properties throughout the United States. Joe represents both institutional and private clients and his success is attributed to his extensive market knowledge, unrelenting work ethic, experience, and professionalism.  As an established expert in the Quick Service Restaurant space, Joe represents some of the nation’s largest developers, franchisees, and institutional investors on both individual and portfolio transactions, including sale-leaseback transactions. Joe and his team also focus on Fitness Centers and Early-Education Centers nationally. Joe has set multiple national cap rate records on the disposition of net-lease properties and he continues to redefine client expectations. 

Professional Accomplishments

2017 – Matthews™ Pace Setter Award
2018 – Three National Cap Rate Records
– Starbucks, California (July ’18)
– Steak ‘n Shake, Indiana (August ’18)
– Arby’s, Ohio (October ’18) 

Affiliations and Memberships

  • California Bureau of Real Estate
  • License No. 02012421
  • Trojan Real Estate Association
  • University of Southern California Alumni Association

Education and Qualifications

B.S., Real Estate Development
University of Southern California