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Kevin Nelson

Senior Vice President

Kevin Nelson

Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
+1 604 662 5155
+1 604 684 9368

Vancouver Commercial Real Estate

1021 West Hastings Street
Suite 250​0
Vancouver, British Colu​mbia V6E 0C3
+1 604 662 3000
+1 604 684 9368​

Professional Experience

 

Working in commercial real estate allows me to combine a fascinating network of relationships with complex and creative skills. My favorite part of my career is earning the role of trusted advisor to clients; assisting them with future strategy and planning for their success. I believe that my clients know and trust my involvement because I am personally vested in their success and the success of our work together. This is not just a job to me, it’s about building relationships and creating real estate solutions that leave the market wondering "how'd they pull that off?" I love seeing the tangible results of my work – being able to walk around my city and tell the story of what I had a hand in creating gives me tremendous satisfaction.

Having been part of Vancouver's tech community for over 20 years, I am more excited than ever to witness the city's growth as an emerging leader in the international tech community. With Vancouver producing game-changing tech and talent at such an unprecedented rate, it’s been hugely exciting to have a hand in helping the industry's key players take their companies to the next level. 

I believe that a person's growth is only limited by their mindset, and a big part of what drives me is the fact that I will always have more to learn, more friends to make, more people to mentor, and more stories to tell. I feel fortunate that the people I've met have been as passionate about their work as I am about what I do, and that makes this journey a really rewarding road to be on.

Outside of the office, I channel my competitive energy into racing; I try to sign up for something every year. In the last 30 years, I have competed in over 200 races – from half marathons, to Ironman Canada and most recently, the BC Bike Race – a 7-day mountain bike stage race along the coast from Cumberland to Whistler. I’m the father of two in a family of outdoor enthusiasts who love mountain biking, skiing, boating, trail running, camping and hiking.

 

Achievements

 

  • Top 10 CBRE Limited Producer, Vancouver, 2005 -  2009, 2011, 2013 - 2016
  • Winner of CBRE Limited Top Team, Canada, 2008
  • Over 25 million square feet of high tech representation (sales and leasing)
  • 2.0 million square feet of design builds for 20 clients
  • Saved more than $21,000,000 in renewals for 50+ clients

 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

 

  • Member of Academy for Technology for CEO’s (AceTech)
  • Member of NAIOP
  • Member of Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
  • Member of BC Technology Industries Association (BCTIA)
  • Member of Life Sciences BC
  • Member of New Media BC 
  • Member of Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF)
  • Member of the CBRE BioScience Services Group
  • Member of the CBRE Technology Practice Group

 

Education

 

Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, with a focus in Urban Land Economics.  Kevin also completed B.C.I.T.'s Biotech 101 course, and has toured advanced research facilities in markets such as: Toronto, Ottawa, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, expanding his superior knowledge of the field’s top lab and technology spaces in North America.

Kevin Nelson

Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
+1 604 662 5155
+1 604 684 9368

Vancouver Commercial Real Estate

1021 West Hastings Street
Suite 250​0
Vancouver, British Colu​mbia V6E 0C3
+1 604 662 3000
+1 604 684 9368​

Available Properties