Dennis W. Nelson is currently the president and C. E. O. of Mission Management Company, Mission
Asset Marketing, and Mission Equities GP, LLC. Collectively these companies operate as The Mission
Companies. He founded this group of companies in October 1986 to provide an array of real estate
services to a diversified list of property owners. Commercial property management services are provided
to owners of office buildings, retail centers, medical facilities, and industrial properties by Mission
Management Company. Mission Asset Marketing, Inc., handles leasing and brokerage services for
property owners, as well as tenants needing assistance in their corporate relocations. Mission Equities
GP, LLC provides development and acquisition services for investors looking to develop, acquire or
dispose of income producing properties. The majority of the companies' efforts over the last twenty years
have included the acquisition and development of projects for their own account.
Dennis graduated from The University of Texas in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil
Engineering. In 1974 he received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Immediately following
graduation, he went to work for Fish Engineering and Construction Company, as a construction engineer.
He was assigned to the construction division of the company assisting in the construction of
petrochemical refineries for companies like Hunt Oil, Phillips Petroleum and Shell Oil.
In 1977, he was recruited by Dennis Murphree to enter the commercial real estate industry with The
Murphree Company, where he rose to become Region Partner in charge of all development projects in
Houston and South Texas. Responsibilities included site selection, economic feasibility, procurement of
anchor tenants, financing, design, construction and on-going management and leasing of all projects
acquired and/or developed by the company in the southern region of Texas. During that period, the
company grew from a small Houston-based real estate company to a one of the largest commercial
development companies in the South. In 1986, when Dennis Murphree left the real estate business,
Dennis Nelson set up his own companies to continue to develop and invest in commercial real estate
projects. In 1992, The Mission Companies started to specialize and focus their efforts in the acquisition
and development of medical office buildings. Medical office buildings currently make up a significant
portion of the company’s real estate holdings and will continue to provide future growth opportunities.
Over the last couple of years the company has expanded both through acquisitions of office buildings, as
well as the development of new corporate buildings. Today the company owns &/or manages over
1,000,000 sf of medical and office buildings in the Houston area.
In addition to being involved with many industry organizations such as Urban Land Institute (ULI),
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM);
Dennis is very active in many charitable organizations, including Coalition for the Homeless of Houston,
Houston Golf Association, St Joseph Community Development Board, West Houston Young Life
Committee, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council.
Dennis is also active in his church, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, where he has served as
confirmation teacher, past chairman of the Board of Deacons, Treasurer of the Session and currently an
Elder on the Personnel Committee of Session. He is also a small group fellowship leader.
The Mission Companies
President & CEO