Brian Nelson | Colliers International | Sacramento

Brian Nelson

Executive Vice President

License # 01009543

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Professional Summary

Brian has over 30-years of experience as a CA licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in sale of multifamily property.  He is a senior partner in Colliers Apartment Advisory Team, Sacramento. 



  • Multiple Panelist Appearances, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Multiple Broker of the Year Award Nominations (ACRE)


Court Appointed Receiver

US Coast Guard Master's Licensee,  (1986 - 2006)

B.S. in Finance, Cal Poly  San Luis Obispo (1985)


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Featured Research
Jul 29, 2020
2020 Q2 Sacramento Multifamily Market Report
Sacramento’s apartment market fundamentals held up through the second quarter of 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled sales activity, resulting in the lowest number of quarterly transactions going back to early 2009. Monthly rents remained virtually unchanged from the first quarter. New supply delivering over the next year and depressed demand will place downward pressure on rents moving forward. Market occupancy increased 20 basis points from the first quarter as unemployment benefits and an eviction moratorium have kept renters in their units.
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Jun 2, 2020
2020 Q1 Sacramento Multifamily Market Report
Sacramento’s apartment market got off to a strong start in 2020. Sales volume of $228.6 million suggests buyer interest in this strong market, where occupancy rates are staying north of 96 percent and monthly rents are rising around 4% per year. The market average sale price per unit hit its second highest mark on record in Q1 2020, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has put future price growth in doubt. Since March 17, California has been on a statewide “stay at home” order as landlords become increasingly concerned about falling rent collections. That being said, Sacramento was the second-ranked metro in the nation for paid rent at 94.7 percent.
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Feb 5, 2020
2019 Q4 Sacramento Multifamily Market Report
At the close of 2019, Sacramento’s apartment market remained one of the strongest in the nation. The city’s population growth of 1.5 percent was the fastest growing of any major city in California while the state recorded its lowest annual growth rate since 1900 at 0.35 percent.
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