Teo Nicolais is a real estate entrepreneur who loves to teach.
A graduate of Harvard College with a bachelor’s in Economics, Nicolais’ studied real estate private equity at Harvard Business School and advanced real estate finance and development at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He also holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an ARGUS Software Certification for ARGUS Enterprise and ARGUS Developer.
Nicolais lives and breathes real estate as President of his real estate investment company, Nicolais, LLC, which invests in multifamily rental properties in the Denver metro area.
Nicolais has twice served as Vice President of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD) which represents over 261,000 apartment units and he sits on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Apartment Association which represents over 317,000 apartment units. Nicolais has served as Chair of the AAMD’s Independent Rental Owner’s Council, a Director of the US Fund for UNICEF, and is member of the Urban Land Institute. He was named the Apartment Association of Metro Denver’s Person of the Year.
Prior to starting his own investment company, Nicolais served as the Director of Finance and Acquisitions for a $500 million real estate investment company in Illinois active in the development and management of apartments, condominiums, single-family homes, office, and retail properties.
As a Harvard instructor, Nicolais has taught 95 courses at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education, including three of the four courses required for Harvard Extension School’s Real Estate Investment Certificate. The Harvard Extension School awarded him with the Joanna Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award and the Dean Michael Shinagel Award. Nicolais has received the “Harvard Extension Student Association’s Student Choice Award” twice.