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Justine Nielsen



Oversees development and entitlements across the company's global portfolio

Chair of ULI's local council and serves on Downtown San Diego Partnership Board

Justine Nielsen serves as Senior Vice President of Development for IQHQ, a life sciences development REIT with 10 million square feet under development in large-scale, life science development projects in Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, and the Golden Triangle in the United Kingdom.

Nielsen oversees all aspects of development and entitlements for premier life science districts across IQHQ’s global portfolio. In California, she played a critical role in advancing IQHQ’s eight-acre, $1.6 billion Research and Development District (RaDD). RaDD is the largest urban commercial waterfront site on California’s Pacific coast. The  development is likely to accelerate San Diego’s  commercial life science market.

Nielsen has also guided IQHQs development projects in South San Francisco and Redwood City, further expanding the company’s footprint in one of the top biotech markets in the world. Before joining IQHQ, she served as a land use partner and practice group leader at Procopio.

Nielsen is an active civic leader who serves on various boards and real estate-related organizations. She is Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Diego-Tijuana District Council and serves on the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board and as a board member of the Housing Development Partners. She previously served as a board member of the Navajo Community Planners and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, and she recently completed a term as a commissioner on the City of San Diego’s Redistricting Commission.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Justine Nielsen as one of California’s 2022 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.


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