Solo Pro Radio: Collaboration is Key – Sharon Nielson on Community Development

Sharon Nielson

Sharon and the Nielson Group

Sharon Nielson, owner of The Nielson Group, LLC, is a leader and innovator in the community development industry. Her company creates and implements capital finance strategies to develop multifamily housing as well as mixed use and commercial projects, and she is committed to making each project into a long-term community asset. Sharon has been leading her own company since 2000, and she performs services like feasibility analysis, strategic finance planning and implementation, and asset management assessment. She specializes in helping others see the interdependence of housing, economic development, health care, and transportation in the future of community planning and financial capital projects.

Sharon’s Philosophy

Sharon’s philosophy is rooted in the creation of collaborative, rather than competitive, relationships; she wants to help you create a sustainable development and operating model and her career has given her the experience to do just that. She’s worked with for- and nonprofit organizations, and has a demonstrated ability to structure and steward projects that “push the envelope.” Above all, she embraces challenges as opportunities to grow and enhance project performance!

Sharon and TNG can help make your project a reality! Check out her website.

Sharon’s Journey

Sharon’s approach to project finance is grounded in over 15 years as an independent consultant and business owner.  She has successfully completed a diverse range of projects in urban, suburban, and rural communities. And her career path to project finance has been similarly diverse—originally from California, she served as an executive of a large coordinating agency in the San Francisco Bay Area, and when she moved to Oregon, she led the Portland Saturday Market to grow and thrive…even as major light rail construction and operation bisected its site!

Everyone can learn from Sharon’s journey. If you need some clarity about an upcoming project, are interested in the future of community development, or just want to learn more about embracing the challenges and opportunities of a diverse career path, then tune in to Solo Pro Radio on Wednesday the 17th at 11 AM PST/2 PM PST!

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