About The Owner

For a while, I struggled as I tried to reconcile my desire to bring more compassion and consciousness to this often sad world with my efforts to create personal wealth as a real estate developer. I thought that running a profitable and successful business was mostly about greed and frequently involved dishonesty and selfishness (and was almost always environmentally destructive). For some years, I led two separate ethical lives in making business decisions and personal decisions. In time, I have come to realize that my business efforts can in fact be used to further the values I wish to manifest in society. By purchasing run-down buildings and either bringing them up to their original glory or to a level they never formerly achieved, my company is able to improve the neighborhoods we operate in. Through efforts to increase the energy efficiency of our properties and extend their useful lives, we help create more sustainable housing. By offering meditation and yoga classes, as well installing bird feeders, hammocks, water fountains and sculptures, Nessel Development endeavors to create a sanctuary of peace for our Residents in an often high-stress world. And by being generous with the fruits of our labor, we make significant donations to charities that promote living that is compassionate, peaceful and environmentally sustainable. I have set high goals for how I want Nessel Development to operate and thus have frequently failed to meet them. However, with each successive project, we have moved further in the direction of this vision and more ably implemented this mission.

I trust you will not find a better value for your rental dollar then renting from Nessel Development and truly hope your experience as our Resident exceeds your expectations.

Ariel Nessel
President, Nessel Development

"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."
— D. Elton Trueblood