Christine Veenendaal

Managing Principal
Christine Veenendaal

Christine Veenendaal grew up in Belgium under the tutelage of her father, Aart Veenendaal, who through his building of two successful international companies, exposed her to European, North American, and Middle Eastern business cultures from a young age. After graduating with a degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1981, she joined a French real estate development firm where her capacity to speak four languages augmented her effective management of multiple commercial assets in North America. In 1992, she graduated with a second degree in Interior Design from AIU and eventually joined SmithCave. Christine was promoted to partner in 1996, and the firm officially became VeenendaalCave in 2000.

With a penchant for fostering an open and value-based culture, growing talent from within, and clear and concise goal setting, Christine managed the steady, measured growth from 12 to 90 teammates over a 20 year period. With Christine at the financial helm, VCave was not only a highly profitable firm, but became synonymous with quality, character and value - regularly winning awards not only for design but for one of the top best places to work in Atlanta.

Today she has found a match for her passion for creativity, principle, and character-based business solutions with NELSON, and is committed to leading and expanding the Southeastern Region and sharing her expertise with NELSON teammates throughout the organization.

Christine is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women where she is actively involved with the Leadership committee, and is a member of the Georgia Chapter of NAIOP.

CREATING New Solutions

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Tactix retained NELSON to provide interior design services for their new location in Center City Philadelphia. The team worked closely with executives to develop new design solutions to fit their needs.



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Fieldglass commissioned NELSON to redesign space with a focus on the creation of a more collaborative work environment allowing for a more efficient workflow.

Fieldglass Inc

CREATING innovative design

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Capital One selected NELSON to help them design their Rolling Meadows location. The NELSON team worked with Capital One’s Design Team and Key Leaders to create their vision of an urban chic work environment.



Creating NEw Opportunities

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Effective November 1, 2016, AAI Design has merged operations with NELSON. The fourth merger on the west coast for NELSON, this deal brings the regional count to over 80 and brings the total number of west coast offices to five.



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NELSON announced its intent to launch TAMI (Technology, Advertising & Media, and Information Business) Practice Area. 


FOCUSING on music and design

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Looking for a fresh new concept that not only captured elements of the music industry but also the city of Minneapolis, Pandora Internet Radio turned to NELSON to provide interior design services for the renovation of their existing office in the IDS Tower.


creating design that "takes off" 

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Gogo commissioned NELSON to create a final workplace solution that would allow for aggressive growth and flexibility while considering new ways of working in a collaborative space.




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NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Officially Join Operations, establish the Southeastearn USA as a “Super Region”.


NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Join Operations