Nelson Properties, Inc., currently manages approximately 1 Million square feet of office and high-tech space in the Sacramento area and has also been involved in the development of over 1.5 Million square feet of office space.
At Nelson Properties, Inc., we believe that focusing on meeting our customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations is fundamental to maintaining a successful and enduring relationship. This service philosophy is common to every member of the Nelson Properties team.
Our service model is based on developing a very strong personal relationship with our client, their tenants, and understanding the goals and needs of both. Helping our clients achieve their property investment goals is our top priority. We do this through a framework of mutual respect, high expectations, clearly defined performance guidelines and the ability to measure the service levels provided. While our clients determine the level of service that they require, Nelson Properties, Inc. focuses on meeting these goals by maximizing the economic success of the property and developing a safe, secure and professional environment for their tenants to flourish in.
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Dick Nelson has been active in the Sacramento real estate industry since 1974. He spent ten years as an Office Leasing Specialist for Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate (now CB Richard Ellis, Inc.). During that time, he was the top producing salesman in the Sacramento area five times and the top producer nationally in 1986. He has operated his own company since 1993 and has been involved in the development, ownership and management of numerous commercial properties, including the development of over 1.5 million square feet of office space.
Dick's education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Real Estate from the University of Idaho and an MBA in Management from Golden State University.
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Denise has over thirty years of combined experience working with Certified Public Accounting firms as an administrative manager and accountant and with Nelson Properties, Inc., as an accountant and property manager since 1993.
Denise brings to Nelson Properties, Inc., her wide range of abilities including financial statement reporting, expense audits (CAM reconciliations), property management, lease negotiations, and human resources management. Her attention to detail allows her to oversee building services quickly and efficiently.
Denise attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, taking courses in accounting and business administration and is a California licensed Real Estate Salesperson. She is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management. She has also been commissioned by the State of California as a Notary Public.
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Shirlee Serafin returned to Nelson Properties in May 2014 after taking a fifteen (15) year sabbatical to raise her kids. She initially worked with Dick Nelson from 1991 to 1999. She began her career working as a residential and commercial real estate manager in 1984 after a graduating from California State University, Sacramento with a concentration in finance and real estate.
Shirlee's experience provides her with a solid knowledge of real estate management principles and techniques. She relies on strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with tenants, contractors, brokers and building owners. She enjoys the challenge of leasing space, formulating property budgets, CAM reconciliations, and providing owners with detailed financial and operation reports.
Shirlee is a licensed California real estate broker.
Helyn joined Nelson Properties, Inc. as our Property Management Coordinator in January 2011, providing general administrative support to our property managers and office staff, and playing a key role in providing the highest level of client satisfaction.
Prior to her employment at Nelson Properties, Inc., Helyn worked for nine years as an Executive secretary for a manufacturer of high-end permanent botanicals in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was responsible for providing executive level and departmental administrative support. Over the past 25 years, she has held clerical positions with various organizations, and has extensive experience in the fields of administration, secretarial and customer service.
Helyn is well organized, detail oriented and very personable. She has a passion for connecting with the public, and working to help others.
Patti has over twenty years of accounting and bookkeeping experience and 13 years experience in property management. Since arriving at Nelson Properties, Inc., in February 2007 Patti has taken on the role of Property Accountant. Patti is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, budgets and financial planning for all properties.
Patti's overall strength is demonstrated by her close attention to detail in all matters pertaining to financial management. Prior to joining Nelson Properties, Inc., Patti worked for FPI Property Management where she had complete financial responsibility for up to 21 properties.
Like Shirlee, Teresa worked for Nelson Properties back in the late 1990s before going on to provide administrative support in many different office settings, including the non-profit and software industries. In 2015, she returned to the Nelson Properties family to assist Patti with the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. She also provides administrative assistance to the others in the office as needed.