ABOUT + EXPERIENCE
Nabiel Musleh has carved a deep niche in San Francisco culture.
From creating large-scale experiential installations to bringing new, unique dining experiences to our locals, there isn’t much in the San Francisco scene that Mr. Musleh has not touched. He is a highly experienced creator of cultural trends, advisor, serial entrepreneur and a creative force in defining the popular. His work involves innovating great ideas into cultural movements at the crossroads of taste, feel and experience.
While he claims to have come from a background as a promoter, this is somewhat of an understatement. Nabiel created what became San Francisco’s largest and longest running nightclubs, hosting over 200 parties each year. His parties expanded to Mexico, Ibiza, Miami, borne from a clear love for creating memorable experiences, a theme typical in all of his work.
Nabiel firmly believes that art, music, technology, lighting and the social being converge side-by-side to create memorable, immersive experiences. With this vision, Nabiel grew his cultural portfolio, owning and operating successful restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cafésand even retail businesses.
His progress refuses to slow. Nabiel was appointed by San Francisco’s Mayor, London Breed, as a San Francisco Arts Commissioner and served on the transition team for Arts and Tourism of San Francisco. He maintains ownership and board positions in a portfolio of companies and non-profit institutions, including the notable large-scale events production company, Immersive Environments, as well as serving on the Burning Man Board of Advisors to the Black Rock Arts City Foundation (BRAF) and the Board Member and Chair of the Economic Development Committee of Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District on of the most dynamic and dense neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Nabiel is currently and Art Commissioner serving on the San Francisco Art Commission.
San Francisco Art Commission
San Francisco, CA – Present
Immersive Environments LLC
San Francisco, CA 2013 – Present
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Immersive is fast growing visual arts and audio production house, based in San
Francisco. Our cutting edge, state of the art facility develops and executes fantastic productions nationwide. We use technology, design, art and personal creativity to make one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences. Specializing in architectural projection mapping, custom content creation, sculptural projection mapping, sound, lighting and CAD, our highly skilled team produces awe inspiring productions.
Martel & Nabiel – Release
Co-Founder, Creative & Marketing Director
San Francisco, CA 1987 – 2007
Martel & Nabiel were the first to bring the electronic house music scene to San Francisco in the late 1980’s. Their first underground house music party, Release, was in May of 1987 at an SF Soma district warehouse. Release quickly grew into a global music, DJ party, club and dance brand. The Release brand has been represented in major cities and travel destinations around the world.
Martel & Nabiel became M&N Inc. and partnered with Bill Graham Present’s and Live
Nation in the 1990’s to create some of San Francisco’s most memorable NYE events.
These legendary soirees included internationally renowned, headlining and supporting DJs. M&N went on to create, design, build, own and operate several restaurant concepts in San Francisco and Mexico City, Mexico.
Nabiel and Martel’s contribution to the San Francisco nightlife and dance-party scene was in full force for 20 years. M&N has been recognized by industry giants and the press as highly successful innovators and contributors to the to the global community of electronic music.
San Francisco 1998 – Present
Family owned and operated commercial and residential real estate, restaurant and
Term of Art & Arts Fund Company
San Francisco, CA 2009 – 2012
Head of Global Cultural Marketing
Focused on the integration of social media to grow global brands
Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District–GRHCBD
Board Member & Chair of the Economic Development Committee
San Francisco, CA January 2016-present
The Greater Rincon Hill Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation supported by property owners within the “GRHCBD” boundaries and formed in July 2015 for a 15-year term. The GRHCBD advances the quality of life for residents, workers, and visitors in its purview, by fostering a safer and more secure community.
Black Rock Arts Foundation
Advisory Board Member
The Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) was founded by several of the partners who founded and produce Burning Man, with the mission to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation.
The foundation received its 501(c)3 status in November of 2001. In 2014, BRAF joined with Black Rock City’s Art Department to create Burning Man Arts, dedicated to facilitating art everywhere