Mr. Nashman graduated from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance. He began his real estate career with the May Department Store Company in the retail commercial business development section. In 1985, he joined the Colliers Turley Martin Company (now Cassidy Turley Company) to focus on site acquisitions for retail, office, apartment, and hotel developments. In 1991 Mr. Nashman joined The Michelson Organization, a regional real estate development and investment holding firm, continuing to pursue retail, multi-family and hotel acquisitions, dispositions, and development.
In 1994, Mr. Nashman joined The Midland Development Group (sold to Regency REIT), where he became a development partner focusing on the acquisition and development of commercial projects, as well as build-to-suit opportunities in Colorado, Michigan and Florida.
In 1995, Mr. Nashman co-founded Pelican Bay Developments, Inc., with partner Richard Lauer. Completing their first project, a Publix-anchored retail center in Bonita Springs, Florida, Mr. Nashman grew the firm’s presence throughout Florida specializing in ground-up build-to-suits, and acquisition added value opportunities. Having established relationships with Publix, Kroger, King Soopers, Safeway, Sweet Bay, Fresh Market, CVS, Walgreens, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Target and many other retailers, Mr. Nashman continues to expand his retailer development program with new opportunities being explored in ground-up and acquisition/reposition projects principally in Florida.
Mr. Nashman’s development background and expertise has extended over the past 16 years to include the development, entitlement or repositioning of lifestyle and mixed use centers, medical and office developments, apartments, boutique and major brand hotels, marinas, residential condos, luxury homes and large land tract entitlement.