Cynthia A. Nelson
- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 213 689 1200
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- B.S., Urban Planning, California State Polytechnic University
- MPL, University of Southern California
- M.B.A., University of Southern California
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- American College of Bankruptcy
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, Board Member
- Turnaround Management Association
- Corporate Finance
- Expert Testimony
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Real Estate & Infrastructure
- Retail & Consumer Products
Cynthia Nelson is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Ms. Nelson assists stakeholders in evaluating, developing and implementing turnaround plans and restructurings in both judicial and non-judicial circumstances. She has assisted debtors, investors, lenders and creditors’ committees in analyzing and developing plans of reorganization, analyzing financing options and market rates of interest, evaluating asset disposition and development plans to maximize value, conducting due diligence in connection with acquisition and financing, negotiating resolution of troubled credits, and providing litigation support and testimony in adversarial proceedings.
With more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Ms. Nelson specializes in advising stakeholders with interests in real estate. She has extensive experience with development and operating companies, including those with interests in master planned communities, resorts, retail, office, hospitality, multi-family and mixed-use properties. Ms. Nelson has been involved in some of the largest and most notable real estate restructurings of the last several years, including advising the unsecured creditors committee for General Growth Properties, serving as the Chapter 11 trustee in connection with South Edge LLC (Inspirada) and serving as receiver for Talisker Club.
Prior to its acquisition by FTI Consulting, Ms. Nelson was a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services group. Before that, she was a Senior Associate of Investment Services at Jones Lang Wootton USA, an Associate at Laventhol & Horwath in its Real Estate Advisory practice and a Real Estate Development Assistant at Valencia Company/Newhall Land & Farming.
Ms. Nelson is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. She has been a panelist at programs sponsored by the ABI, California Bankruptcy Forum, Financial Lawyers Conference, American College of Bankruptcy and other organizations. She currently is serving as co-chair of the 2016 National TMA Conference.
Ms. Nelson also has published articles in ABI Journal, CPA Expert, Daily Bankruptcy Review, Turnaround Management, Socioeconomic Planning Sciences, Location and Stigma and Urban Land.
Ms. Nelson holds a B.S. in Urban Planning from California State Polytechnic University and an M.P.L and M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. She is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor.