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Rawley Nielsen

President of Investment Sales

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Professional Summary

Rawley Nielsen is the President of Investment Sales at Colliers International in Salt Lake City. Rawley joined Colliers (formerly CBC Advisors) in late 2015 through a merger and acquisition of his previous firm, NAI Vista. Rawley co-founded NAI Vista in early 2014 and served as president and head of investments. NAI Vista was a full-service brokerage firm with offices in Salt Lake City and Provo.

As head of Colliers International  investment and capital markets practice in Utah, Rawley is focused on private client and institutional investment sales in the Salt Lake City metropolitan region and throughout the western United States. Rawley brings over 18 years of high-level investment sales and capital markets experience to Colliers International, having completed over $2 billion in debt, equity and investments sales transactions.

Rawley is a graduate of the BYU Marriott School of Business and received his BS in accountancy 2002. He began his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco. He soon left the accounting world to join Arroyo & Coates (now Newmark ARA), the leading real estate multifamily investment brokerage firm in San Francisco. In his first year, Rawley was named senior associate and gained significant market share within the Bay Area.

Rawley then spent 11 more years in San Francisco in the  private client and institutional sales groups of Wheelhouse, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. He was consistently ranked as a top producer for the Bay Area and was named as a Costar Power Broker in 2013. Many of his deals were recognized in real estate publications, including a nomination by the San Francisco Business Times for 2013 Deal of the Year.

Rawley is actively involved in ULI, CCIM, NAIOP and other industry organizations. He currently resides in Holladay, Utah  with his wife and three children.


Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business, BS in Accounting

Memberships & Involvements

Urban Land Institute (ULI)
CCIM, Utah Chapter




Institutional Capital Markets, Investment Properties, Student Housing

Service Lines

Capital Markets

Property Type

Multifamily, Land, Office

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