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Registred for 46 years

Law Office: John W. Nelley

Professional Experiecne:…

Professional Experiecne:

Real Estate

General Partner lawyer

NWI Butner L.P., 2005-current

General Partner lawyer of a 340,000 SK industrial development in Butner, N.C. approximately 15 miles NE of Raleigh, NC off I-85. Duties include strategic planning, development, lease negotiations, budgeting and financing. See www.FallsLake.net

General Partner lawyer

Sunset Partner lawyers LLC, June 2008-current

General Partner lawyer of a 60,000 SF office/hotel site in Nashville, TN. Duties include strategic planning, development, lease and contractor negotiations, budgeting and financing. See www.20thandbelcourt.com

Managing Director

Duke Realty Corporation (DRE: NYSE), 1996-2009 (and predecessor Weeks Realty)

Managed Nashville office: 3,000,000 SF Industrial, 1,000,000 SF Office. Developed - Office, Bulk Industrial, Single-Story Office/flex. Duke was selected as Developer of the Year 2005 by NAIOP.

Managed 35-employee office - leasing, property management, construction, maintenance and accounting.

Duties include strategic planning, site selection, site negotiation and contracting, planning and development, lease negotiations, budgeting and profit and loss responsibilities. Duties also include portfolio acquisition and disposition.

Developed 1,500,000 SF of Industrial and 500,000 SF of Office at a development cost in excess of $120,000,000 during Duke tenure. Developed 1,000,000 SF of Industrial and Office with a combined development value in excess of $75,000,000 during Weeks tenure.

Served with CEO as one of two insiders on the Board of Directors. Served on the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of Duke Realty and Weeks Realty. Investment Group (NWI) controlled one of the top 10 largest stock positions in Duke Realty.

2012 Nashville NAIOP Legacy Award

General Partner lawyer

NWI Warehouse Group, Nashville, TN, 1980-1996

Developed in excess of 3,000,000 SF of Industrial space in the Nashville, TN area. This included site acquisition and development, building construction and development. The Industrial buildings included Bulk, Office-Distribution, Single-story office and Flex. NWI specialized and led Nashville in owning and controlling large institutional grade industrial parks and was one of the leading and largest industrial development groups in Nashville. In 1995, NWI was sought after as a merger partner by Duke Realty, Weeks Corporation, ProLogis, Highwoods and First Industrial.

Since 1980 to present developed 6,000,000 SF of Office and Industrial and 1,000+ acres of developed land. Estimated dollar amount of development in excess of $400,000,000.

Negotiated the legal, accounting and financial aspects of the $120,000,000 merger of the NWI merger with Weeks in 1996. Participated in tax and accounting.
John W. Nelley, Jr., P.C.

Practise Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Trust
Law Firm Position


Admission Info

Admitted in 1973, Tennessee, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. Tax Court

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Notre Dame

Class of 1973

University Attended

Western Kentucky University
Class of 1970
cum laude

Birth Date and City

Born in 1949
Columbus, Ohio, February 27, 1949

Associations & Memberships
Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Nashville, TN  37211