Iowa Appraisal

Iowa Commercial Appraiser

Iowa Appraiser

Iowa Commercial Appraisal


Gene F. Nelsen, MAI CCIM


Nelsen Appraisal Associates, Inc.

10580 Justin Drive

Urbandale, Iowa 50322
515-276-0021 Phone
515-276-9303 Fax



Since 1985 Gene has analyzed nearly all real estate types. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute and CCIM Institute and is qualified and experienced in commercial, industrial and residential real estate appraising. His experience includes valuation and consulting for these property types and purposes.

  • Office, Industrial, Retail, and Multi-Family Properties.
  • Senior Assisted/Independent Living and Nursing Facilities.
  • Real estate consulting in valuation, rent analysis, land development and land use evaluation.
  • Eminent Domain valuation.
  • Appraisal review.
  • Expert witness testimony.



University of Northern Iowa

B.A., Science – Environmental Planning, Urban Planning Emphasis

Appraisal Institute

Designated MAI, 1991

MAI Continuing Education includes the successful completion of courses covering a wide range of appraisal skills and practices. Credit hours earned meet or exceed the Appraisal Institute’s requirement of 100 credit hours during each five-year period.

CCIM Institute

Designated CCIM, 2003


Professional Affiliations

  • MAI Designated Member of Appraisal Institute, 1991
  • CCIM Designated Member of the CCIM Institute, 2003
  • President, Appraisal Institute, Iowa Chapter, 1998
  • Regional Representative Appraisal Institute, Iowa Chapter 1999-2001
  • Public Relations Chair, Appraisal Institute, Iowa Chapter, 2001-2014
  • Chair, University of Northern Iowa Real Estate Education Program Advisory Council – 2004-2005                     Currently serving on its Board of Directors.
  • President, CCIM Institute, Iowa Chapter 2010-2011. Board Member since 2004
  • Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo, Committee Member since 1996 – Co-Chair 2010
  • Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association, Board Member
  • Iowa Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board – Board Member 2011-2014– Chair 2014 – 2016

State Certification

State of Iowa, Certified General Real Property Appraiser

State of Nebraska, Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Sphere of Influence

At the request of his clients Gene has appraised real property in Arizona, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, New Mexico and Wisconsin.