The Wild Oak Capital Difference

We Are...


We leverage our expertise to identify the highest quality investment opportunities, and outline the full details of the deal for your assessment.


We educate, empower, and bring together like-minded individuals, creating a strong and long-lasting community.


We provide the full, undiluted details of all opportunities, and are available to answer any questions, anytime.


We understand the value of your time and investment, and strive to continuously improve our offering presentations.

Real Estate at the Core

A Lifelong Exploration

Wild Oak Capital has far-reaching roots in real estate, with a combo of experience that leads to positive results through-and-through. Because we have been personally investing in real estate for many years, our background in managing properties supports a sound assessment of new opportunities. Combined with Eric’s background as a civil engineer, we have an understanding of buildings and the business truly from the ground up.

It’s our goal to provide lasting value to our investors, and bring nothing but the best to the table.

Experts. Builders. Partners. Professionals.

Meet Wild Oak Capital

Eric Nelson

Founding Partner

Eric Nelson is the Founding Principal of Wild Oak Capital. He has been investing in real estate for over ten years. Eric and the Wild Oak team provide investment opportunities through multifamily syndication.

As a co-owner of a civil engineering firm, Eric’s range of skills suits the field of syndication and real estate on both the technical level and client relations side. Eric is also the host of The Real Estate Mindset podcast, where he discusses with industry leaders what it takes to be a successful investor based on continuous personal and professional growth. He credits his success in real estate to his work with mentors and coaches, as well as a “pay it forward” mindset.

Jens Nielsen


Jens Nielsen is the principal of Open Doors Capital. He has raised several millions for apartment syndications and is a general partner in over 800 apartment units around the country. He has also passively invested in 14 syndications/private investments, spanning over 1020 apartment units and 12 properties purchased, 2,000 mobile park lots and over 6,000 storage units plus mortgage note funds and private money lending. Jens has a passion for coaching new investors and enable their success through strategy, accountability and personal growth.​

John Weaver

John Weaver


John Weaver is a partner with Wild Oak Capital. He lives in Dallas, TX and is the Head
of Sales for a beverage company within the CPG industry. John has been investing in
multifamily real estate over the last five years through limited and active partnerships,
as well as joint ventures. Currently, John is a general partner in 188 apartment units
throughout the Midwest and Southern parts of the United States. John brings his
passion for relationship building through the acquisition and management process.

Shane Brooks


Shane Brooks is from southwest Colorado and received a degree in Engineering from Fort Lewis College. Currently, he is a project engineer for a midstream company in Houston, TX. Also, he is a partner with Wild Oak Capital, a value-add multifamily syndication company focused on Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado. Shane has been investing in real estate for over 9 ½ years and currently operates 316 units totaling $31.385 million worth of real estate assets under management along with being a limited partner in another 818 units.

Ben Nelson


Ben Nelson grew up in Southwestern Colorado, and graduated from the University of Colorado.  He has over 15 years of large-scale project management experience, including multiple world-record credits, and routinely manages large projects with multi-million dollar budgets.  Working both nationally and internationally, Ben specializes in building relationships with stakeholders, government entities, municipalities, authorities, and institutions to reach common goals and create uncommon results.

Bonny Wayman

Lead of Asset Management

Bonny received her MBA from the University of Denver and now lives in Southwest Colorado. She worked in event planning, marketing, analytics, and project management before discovering her niche in real estate asset management. Bonny owns and manages single-family rentals, vacation rentals and small multi-family properties and is involved in larger syndications as both a GP and LP. As the multifamily asset manager for Wild Oak Capital, she applies her unique blend of skills and experience to help investors achieve their goals.

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