Brian Nelson, President of NB Private Capital, LLC, Named Among ’10 Best CEOs to Watch 2018’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—ALISO VIEJO, CALIFORNIA—CIO Bulletin Magazine recognizes Brian Nelson, founder and president of NB Private Capital, LLC as one of the 10 Best CEOs to Watch 2018.

Nelson founded NB Private Capital, LLC to focus on comprehensive underwriting and research of new real estate assets. In 2007, he and his brother founded real estate investment firm Nelson Brothers, concentrating solely on student housing. In 2017, with $800 million in student-housing assets and more than 1,500 investors, Inc. 500 named the business the 129th fastest-growing private company in the U.S., and No. 4 fastest-growing in real estate. The brothers recently split the company, with Nelson forming NB Private Capital.

The new company is focused on performance, not solely on growth. However, while focusing on performance, Nelson sees the company climbing to more than $1 billion in assets by 2020, giving investors the potential for long-term growth, tax savings and stable cash flow.

“I am honored to be recognized by CIO Bulletin Magazine as one of the 10 Best CEOs to Watch 2018,” Nelson said. “However, Nelson Brothers, and now NB Private Capital, are successful because of our diverse team of talented, dedicated people who, together, have helped us grow and perform beyond expectations.”

“CIO Bulletin 10 Best CEOs to Watch 2018 special program identifies exceptional CEOs who are successful in achieving their mission through clear, smart and planned strategies. This edition not only celebrates the glory of their dedication, passion and enthusiasm but also recognizes their efforts of making the world a better place,” said J.P. Pande, editor-in-chief of CIO Bulletin Magazine. The publication selected Nelson based on his ability to build client relationships, an employee-centered management approach, decision-making skills, high emotional intelligence and moreover the ability to inspire budding professionals.

“Brian is a humble, honest leader who understands the team’s strengths and weaknesses,” said Blake Wettengel, CEO of NB Private Capital. “His vision for NB Private Capital and its future are what make us all successful.”

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Brian Nelson, founder and president of NB Private Capital, LLC, has been active in the real estate industry for more than 10 years — working with and launching sponsor firms, managing syndication and more. He and his brother founded Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate in 2007, growing the company to more than $800 million in equity before splitting the firm and creating NB Private Capital, LLC. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Utah, an MBA from Brigham Young University and holds series 7 and 63 registrations.

Securities offered through Emerson Equity LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Emerson Equity LLC and NB Private Capital are not affiliated.