November 6, 2018
Sarah Nelson is an astute, enthusiastic leader who is committed to formulating innovative strategies and is dedicated to identifying and optimizing opportunities. At VEREIT, Nelson serves as VP – leasing and has successfully negotiated more than two million square feet of lease transactions in the past three-plus years.
Nelson’s passion for identifying opportunities for improvement is not just on display at VEREIT, but is pervasive throughout her previous professional and personal accomplishments. Prior to VEREIT, as director of real estate at one of the world’s largest quick service restaurants, Nelson designed, enacted and led a new market entry strategy and successful execution of a western expansion. Simultaneously, she voluntarily formed one of Phoenix’s first high school girls’ lacrosse teams and shepherded many of the players into future high school champions and collegiate athletes.
These are just a few reasons we chose Nelson as one of the 2018 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect Media’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.
Colleagues view Nelson as a consummate negotiator and a champion of process improvement. In one instance, a state’s new legislation made lease negotiations exceptionally difficult when applied throughout a national platform. Nelson constructed creative solutions and implemented them across multiple assets. Her innovative solutions created a methodology which is now applied companywide.
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