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Duane Nelson

  • Co-head of Legal, Nuveen Natural Capital

About Duane Nelson

Duane serves as Co-head of Legal for the Nuveen Natural Capital business unit. He has responsibility for legal operations in the various regions in which NNC operates globally.

Prior to Nuveen Natural Capital, Duane was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer for Westchester. Previously, Duane was an Associate General Counsel in the Asset Management Law area of TIAA. He has over 30 years of experience in real estate, real estate finance, capital markets, loan workouts, and securities as well as the formation and operation of private equity funds. Duane was counsel for real estate investments at Citigroup Alternative Investments where he was responsible for an $8 billion global real estate investment unit portfolio and involved in the formation of 15 debt and equity funds.

Duane graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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