Justin Nelson

Walker & Dunlop

Senior Managing Directoe

Job Functions: Capital Markets


Justin Nelson, Senior Managing Director, joined Walker & Dunlop in 2012 and is responsible for financing income-producing properties nationwide, including office, apartment, hospitality, industrial, and retail. Mr. Nelson’s deep knowledge of the capital markets is evidenced by transactions with nearly 50 unique capital sources since 2013 ranging in size from $2 – 150 million.


Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Nelson served as Vice President at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital. Mr. Nelson began his career in 2005 as a development associate for Wisconsin-based Gorman & Company, Inc., where he placed and structured Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for the development of affordable multifamily housing across the Midwest.


Mr. Nelson graduated with high honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Grasskamp Center for Real Estate with a BBA in real estate and urban land economics.


Beyond the company, Mr. Nelson is an active member in several industry organizations including the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), NAIOP, the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Mr. Nelson is also involved in multiple philanthropic community organizations including the Lighthouse Youth Center, Junior Achievement, and HOPE Schools.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Ground Lease, Acquisition, Development, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type