NELSON Worldwide, an award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm, expands its leadership with Todd Chitester as Senior Vice President of Global Solutions. Based in Charlotte, Todd will strengthen and develop trust-based partnerships with clients globally and equip them with flexible solutions that respond to their evolving real estate needs.

“Todd brings a unique fusion of leadership, development, and organizational design expertise to our team,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NELSON Worldwide, John “Ozzie” Nelson Jr. “Todd’s expertise will allow us to further develop trust-based partnerships while maximizing our clients' value across their entire portfolio.” 

Since the pandemic, the real estate landscape has experienced more cross-market influences than ever before. Hospitality, retail, workplace, and industrial lines are blurring and consequently, a shift in familiarity, design, and utilization of spaces. Todd’s new role will focus on assisting the teams in connecting the dots from planning to post-occupancy.

With over a decade's worth of experience in the corporate real estate industry, Todd is skilled in all facets of the industry. Before joining NELSON, Todd served as Executive Account Director for the Southeast Market at Cushman & Wakefield. At the firm, he was responsible for the delivery of corporate real estate services and developed strategic outsourcing solutions for Fortune 500 clients while ensuring accounts were understood to drive growth. He also worked at Bank of America, where he oversaw the global corporate procurement strategies for all facilities. Here he served as an industry expert and trusted advisor to CRE executives by providing commodity knowledge, emerging trends, benchmarking, and best practices. 

“The timing couldn’t be more perfect for me to join the NELSON team,” comments Todd. “As we begin to rise from the pandemic, the work within corporate and commercial real estate presents many challenges but is exciting at the same time. Both myself and the NELSON team have a unique opportunity to utilize the information on data for how we work, live, dine, etc. to come up with innovative solutions and navigate the next steps together as one.” 

NELSON Worldwide’s Global Solutions service continuum offers a comprehensive, tailored response to clients’ real estate portfolio needs over time.