Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson

Managing Director

Current Responsibilities:

Mike Nelson is a Managing Director in the Integrated Portfolio Services (IPS) group where he specializes in account management and portfolio advisory consulting on behalf of JLL’s strategic clients. Current and former clients includes: Philips, Signify, Viatris, Argo Ai, ANSYS, Alcoa, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Half, Cardtronics, Erie Insurance, Microbac Laboratories, Education Management Corporation (EDMC), BNY Mellon, Xerox and Affiliated Computer Services (ACS). In addition, Mike has managed one-off transactions on behalf of a number of additional clients across the globe. 

Experience and Accomplishments:

Since joining the firm in 2004, Mike has completed over 600 office and industrial leases (acquisition, disposition and advisory assignments) both domestically and internationally, totaling over 17.5 million square feet and representing an aggregate lease value of over $2.5 billion. Throughout his 19+ year career, Mike has represented a wide range of clients encompassing a broad set of industries. 

Mike also founded and leads the firm’s Transaction Analytics Group (TAG). TAG’s expertise includes accounting, tax and financial structure to help clients develop and execute optimal real estate solutions.

Prior to joining JLL, Mike was an Investment Fund Accountant with Mellon Financial Corporation. 

Education and Affiliations:

Mike earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration, graduating with honors from both.

Mike is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania and currently pursuing CCIM and SIOR designations.


  • SIOR Office Lease of the Year – 2018 (Western Pennsylvania)
  • JLL “Top Gun” Award – 2018 and 2019
  • JLL “Platinum Achiever” Award – 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • JLL “Gold Achiever” Award – 2017 and 2021
  • JLL “Top Achiever” Award – 2015, 2016 and 2020
  • JLL Magnet Award - 2014 (Excellence in Client Service)
  • JLL Club Award - 2007 (Top 5% of Employees)
  • CoStar Power Broker - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2021 & 2022