David Nelson is a Managing Director at Hamilton Zanze. David underpins the Acquisitions team, managing the acquisition pipeline, evaluating acquisition prospects, arranging favorable financing, raising equity, and working closely with sellers, commercial brokers, and institutional partners to identify and execute on investment opportunities for HZ.

David joined HZ in 2004 and possesses an extensive pedigree and personal background in real estate. His father teaches real estate at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, while his brother is a Vice President at the real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured. David has been actively involved in real estate from an early age as a property manager, construction manager, and leasing specialist for his family’s local real estate portfolio. David is a Bay Area native and graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of San Francisco, where he earned a spot on the Dean’s List and was awarded the Joseph & Emily Malcewicz scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. A father of three, David resides in Marin, CA and enjoys fly-fishing, lecturing at Berkeley, golfing, and spending time with his wife and three children.