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Mike Nelson Profiled in Iowa Architect Magazine

The Fall 2014 edition of Iowa Architect Magazine features a host of interesting projects, stories, and insights. We are proud to have had Mike Nelson profiled in the issue’s “person of interest” section, penned by Hannah Gilman. Nelson goes in-depth about his career in the construction industry, his development paradigm, and his inspirations throughout his – read more…

Danny Heggen Featured in the Business Record

Our new development project manager is quickly making an impact on our projects and the community is taking note. Kent Darr profiled Danny Heggen in the most recent issue of the Business Record and explored how his creative past influences his added value in the construction and development industry. We’re excited to have Danny be – read more…

Nelson Featured in Business Record

Our unique approach at Nelson Construction & Development is detailed in the latest issue of Des Moines’ Business Record. Kent Darr reported on some of our upcoming projects and highlighted our outlook and mindset when approaching real estate deals. Each real estate project has a slew of decisions and actions involved, our firm has a – read more…

Downtown Des Moines Apartment Demand Surging

Construction activity in downtown Des Moines is setting records due to a huge demand for apartment living. The Des Moines Register recently took a look at some of the projects slated to open in the next year to get a flavor for this development. The Des Moines Building, our latest historic renovation project, was featured – read more…

$800mm Downtown Des Moines Makeover

Downtown Des Moines is experiencing an urban renaissance from the core outward. Looking ahead at 2014, there are a handful of projects set to make a transformative impact on the downtown area. The Des Moines Register looks at many of these projects, totaling $800mm, and gathers thoughts from local experts and leaders on why we – read more…

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Preparing for new windows at the Des Moines Building.Picking up model unit furniture for the Des Moines Building.Creating a rooftop deck elevator shaft at the Des Moines Building.Opening up some floors for tenant creative workspace at 615 3rd Street.