Nadia transitioned into real estate after a 15-year career in behavioral health. In 2014, she founded a very successful construction company, Petersen Construction, specializing in building custom homes and construction management services—that eventually led to a partnership with Wolverine Interests.
Nadia focuses on helping cities activate their central business districts through P3’s. Her roles at Wolverine Interests include feasibility analysis, entitlement, acquisition, development management and project capitalization.
Nadia has exceptional knowledge of construction management, oversees multifamily development projects, and works closely with FHA MAP Underwriter on the 221 (d) (4) New Construction.
As a tech enthusiast, Nadia creates and implements strategic road maps and tech recommendations to ensure the company is optimizing technology in the most efficient manner. Nadia manages the asset management software that involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, and utilization of software within the organization.
Firmly committed to the philosophy, enriching people’s lives through communities, Nadia enjoys being involved in mixed-use developments where she can enrich the lives of others by creating environments and experiences—valued community assets that we call mixed-use developments.
Nadia’s sphere of influence expands beyond real estate and into the community at large. She is actively involved in and understands the value of communities, its schools, and its divergent neighborhood dynamics. Her community involvement validates her label to more than merely a real estate professional, but further a trusted advisor. Nadia is notorious for her integrity and equanimity in difficult situations; her background in behavioral health plays a dominant role in her ability to thrive in any arena.
As an active member of the nonprofit Urban Land Institute (ULI) both as Chair of the Small-Scale Development Council and UrbanPlan for Public Officials, Nadia is a workshop instructor for UrbanPlan which is a lively, interactive six-hour workshop for local decision-makers including mayors, city council members, plan commission members, and senior staff.
Nadia’s problem solving expertise in walk-able, mixed-use development, land planning, community development, and zoning has given her the opportunity to participate in Technical Assistance Panels. TAP’s are part of the ULI Advisory Services program. These one- to two-day work sessions address land use challenges that require local knowledge to resolve. She also served as a board member of the Dallas Builders Association and was active on the Government Relations Committee.
Nadia grew up in East Texas where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from the University of Stephen F. Austin then achieved her Masters in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. Nadia holds a Texas Real Estate license. In her free time you can find Nadia staying active by participating in Ironman events, trail running through the mountains, and exploring yoga events with her husband and three children.