Nick Gustafson, CCIM

Investment Specialist

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Direct: (605) 782-1668
Cell: (605) 201-2809

Over the years Nick has redefined the art of achieving optimal outcomes within clients’ timelines, solidifying his status as a premier listing agent for commercial and investment properties.

Nick Gustafson is a commercial real estate broker and executive vice president at Bender Commercial. Nick’s experience working full-time in a commission-based job at Gateway Computers during college fostered his drive to match clients with solutions in fast-paced, high-stakes environments. Upon graduating from Augustana University in 2004, he became a leading tenant and buyer representative broker in the Sioux Falls market.

Nick joined Bender Commercial in 2009. His tenacity and commitment to commercial property sales and leasing resulted in a reputation of success and reliability. He earned the prestigious CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member) in 2014—a distinction held by fewer than 10% of commercial real estate brokers nationwide.

Nick became a principal of Bender Commercial in 2013. He became executive vice president and managing director, and the firm’s responsible broker, in 2021. His recent sales portfolio includes notable transactions: a $6,250,000 call center, a $6,000,000 multi-family property, a $3,200,000 industrial distribution center, and his collaborative role in co-brokering a $10,000,000+ multi-family portfolio with a national firm—all within the same calendar year—achievements that underscore his proficiency and attest to his dedication to pushing the boundaries of success.

Fun Facts

Outside of his professional successes, Nick and his wife, Shannon, are proud parents of Declan and Reagan.  Nick is passionate about interests ranging from wine and cigars to travel and weightlifting and is a prolific reader.

  • I’m a voracious reader.

  • I am really into planting trees.

  • I have a new puppy I enjoy walking with the family.

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Pre-Licensing, Southeast Technical College
  • Board of Directors, Volunteers of America-Dakotas
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement of South Dakota
  • Advisory Board, Southeastern Development Foundation
  • State Board Member, Junior Achievement
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Dakota Business Finance

Notable Transactions

  • Rapid City Call Center – $7,250,000
  • 1400 Turbine Call Center – $6,250,000
  • Jackson Heights Apartments and Townhomes – $6,000,000
  • Cox Multi-Family Portfolio – $5,812,500
  • San Tan Valley Shops – $4,750,000
  • East Pointe Apartments – $4,400,000
  • Producer Lane Distribution Center – $4,250,000
  • Westside Plaza – $3,600,000
  • JN Properties Warehouses – $3,500,000
  • Murray Street Distribution Center – $3,200,000