Curtis R. Olson - CEO
Mr. Olson began his career in commercial real estate in 1977 at Grubb & Ellis in Newport Beach after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business. While at Grubb & Ellis, Mr. Olson handled a myriad of real estate transactions, including the sales and leasing of shopping centers, office complexes, industrial buildings and raw land for development.
In 1981, Mr. Olson joined Nexus Development Corporation/Central Division. The company utilized Mr. Olson's management skills and broad knowledge base of the commercial real estate business, tasking him with responsibility for the company’s growth in Orange County. He was instrumental in the development and disposition of commercial properties in excess of 3 million sq. ft. and, eventually, Mr. Olson acquired 100% of the company.
Today, Mr. Olson is the principal investor, Chairman and CEO of Nexus, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Nexus’ business affairs.
Richard H. Meaney - Principal
Mr. Meaney began his career in the entertainment industry, serving 7 years as a talent buyer for the Nederlander Corporation, the nation’s largest promoter, manager and owner of live theater and music entertainment venues. In this capacity, he was responsible for negotiating complex contracts with entertainers, facility operators and labor unions, reconciling event accounts with entertainer representatives, and managing tour logistics for performers. Thereafter, Mr. Meaney served 3 years in Munich, Germany as a concert promoter for MAMA Concerts, the world’s largest entertainment promoter.
In 1990, Mr. Meaney shifted his career focus to real estate development and sales in Newport Beach, California, where he was a founding partner of the real estate firm Strada Properties. Under his leadership, Strada Properties grew to become the largest single, independent brokerage office in the United States, with over 250 agents, 60 employees and approximately $2 billion in gross commissions per year. He also created and managed Strada Escrow and Strada Financial. Prior to selling the company to Cendant Corporation (parent to Coldwell Banker) in December of 2003, Mr. Meaney served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board for all of the Strada-affiliated entities.
Mr. Meaney joined Nexus as a principal in 2005, and is actively involved in numerous Nexus real estate projects.