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Andrew Nelson

Chief Economist | USA

101 Second Street, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Office: +1 415 288 7864

Mobile: +1 415 693 8009


As Chief Economist | USA, I develop the firm’s economic and market perspectives and provide strategic advice to the firm’s clients. In addition to being the voice of Colliers on economic and markets issues, I also manage the U.S. research team, overseeing all market reports, thought leadership and support to the firm’s professionals and clients, on topics spanning commercial real estate, capital markets and financial investment and related sectors.

Prior to Colliers, I spent eight years at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly known as RREEF), most recently as Director, Research & Strategy in the Americas, where I managed the US Research team and was the retail sector and sustainability specialist. Previously I held a variety of leadership positions in both the public and private sectors including Vice President of HOK Advance Strategies, where I served as national practice leader of the Portfolio Services service line, focusing on corporate real estate departments and public agencies. I also managed a construction lending program for the World Bank in Russia and managed the regional real estate consulting practice at Deloitte & Touche in San Francisco.


Designated Member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) in 2016.

Inducted as Member of Lambda Alpha International land economics society in 2014

Awarded 2015 Gold Medallion Award for research from ICSC in 2015.

Selected as a Community Builder Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Author of numerous articles on real estate sustainability, retail sector dynamics, and other topics in property economics, market research, and demographics.

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of California



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MCRP at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
BA in Economics, Harpur College, Binghamton University.

Affiliations & Memberships

Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)

Lambda Alpha International land economics society

Real Estate Research Forum, Urban Land Institute

ICSC North American Research Task Force -  past Chair

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