Born and raised in the DC Metropolitan area, Nason received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 2008. Shortly after graduation, he began working for a Las Vegas real estate development firm. His experiences ranged the entire development spectrum from site acquisition through the entitlement and construction processes to leasing and finally, asset management and disposition. Building on his experiences, he co-founded a real estate development and investment firm called Desert Works. Desert Works specializes in the development of single tenant NNN free standing retail and has worked to develop stores for national fast food chains such as Dairy Queen and KFC. Desert Works also invests heavily in the residential land market and in the first half of 2013 has sold over 30 acres of its holdings to homebuilders such as DR Horton, KB Homes, and Harmony Homes.