Sherman Associates Opens Regional Office in Des Moines, Led by New Senior Developer

{DES MOINES, IOWA, September 30, 2021}—Sherman Associates recently opened a regional office in Des Moines to better serve its multifamily, retail and office portfolio and future developments in the area. The office is located in Sherman’s new Gray’s Landing Office building at 220 Southwest 9th Street in the Gray’s Landing neighborhood, south of downtown Des Moines. The office building is the fourth property that has been developed by Sherman in Gray’s Landing, with upcoming projects in the pipeline. 

Jackie Nickolaus

Leading the regional office is Jackie Nickolaus, who was hired as a Senior Developer at Sherman Associates in May to focus on projects in Des Moines as well as other opportunities in Iowa and the surrounding states. Nickolaus is responsible for managing real estate development projects and determining funding requirements, while working collaboratively with several teams including legal, accounting, construction, and asset management.

With over 25 years of experience, Nickolaus brings expertise in financial analysis, development, and project implementation. Her unique background in complicated development projects and government processes stems from 10 years of experience at the City of Des Moines and allows her to provide great insight into government process and funding for Sherman projects. Nickolaus had a previous stint with Sherman from 2005 to 2014 as a Project Manager and then Vice President of Development.

Nickolaus holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Affairs with specialization in Community Economic Development and Planning from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Regional property management and compliance teams, along with Nickolaus, office out of the new location. Those teams support Sherman’s new construction multifamily and hotel developments in Gray’s Landing: The EdgeThe Nexus, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown; as well as multifamily and retail properties developed by Sherman in downtown Des Moines: The Randolph, Rumely Lofts, Metro Lofts, and Vine Street Lofts.

Other commercial tenants in the Gray’s Landing Office building include Estes ConstructionParagon IT ProfessionalsTable 128 and a Sherman-owned Starbucks.


Sherman Associates (www.Sherman-Associates.com) is a growing commercial real estate development and management firm based in Minneapolis with properties throughout the Midwest and Colorado.  Sherman has developed over 8,000 multifamily units, 600,000 sf of commercial space, four hotels, two solar gardens, and has three Starbucks locations. Sherman develops, owns, and operates its assets with a long-term vision to build neighborhoods, enrich communities, and empower people. Stay connected with Sherman on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.