January 21, 2020 11:30 MST

Development; the good, bad, and ugly of the process – the how and why, and what is happening in the valley

Matt Hansen Vice President of Development

Transforming underutilized, often unsightly areas of town into vibrant developments that communities enjoy is what Matt Hansen does best. The Vice President of Development discovered his passion for bringing people back to urban areas more than a decade ago and has continued to take on substantial projects that diversify and elevate PEG Companies, ever since.

Matt is accomplished in all phases of commercial real estate development, from concept to construction closeout and property management. A true student of the industry who makes it a priority to attain a comprehensive understanding of every market PEG enters, Matt shares his knowledge with both internal and external partners. He enjoys the mentorship component of his role in facilitating the performance of development managers at PEG.

Matt is known for his unique ability to design and execute projects using strategies with which everyone wins. He is consistently creating new opportunities to boost property values, encourage walkability, and beautify surrounding areas while maximizing returns for PEG and its investors. While striking the perfect balance of development factors is not easy, Matt firmly believes that there is always a solution for every problem. He says such solutions are found through thinking creatively and evaluating the “bigger picture” from various viewpoints and perspectives.

Matt earned his BS degree in Planning and Resource Management from Brigham Young University and his MS degree in Geography from The University of Utah.



Founded in 2003 by Cameron Gunter, PEG Companies is a leading commercial real estate development and investment firm based in Provo, Utah. PEG focuses on developing quality projects that create value and return for its investors, end users and communities. The PEG team offers considerable experience in project design, engineering, financing, city entitlements, tax incentives, construction management, marketing and property management and offers a strategic combination of acquisition, rehabilitation and development capabilities. PEG owns and manages more than 35 hospitality assets across the U.S. and Canada, with over 4,230 multifamily housing units, and additional office, retail and industrial space across the West. For more information about PEG, visit www.pegcompanies.com.


About the Construction Specifications Institute

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a national association established in 1948, dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross-section of specifiers, architects, engineers, owners, contractors, students, building materials suppliers and representatives, and other construction industry professionals. The organization has 146 chapters and more than 15,000 members worldwide.


The Salt Lake City Chapter was established in April 1963, and currently serves the State of Utah. CSI SLC provides professional development and networking opportunities for it’s members, and collaborates with other industry associations and universities to address local construction issues and offer certification and training seminars. CSI is a provider of AIA CEU's. CSI SLC also performs central guidance for local CSI Student Chapter affiliates.


Monthly Chapter meetings allow members the opportunity to communicate openly with their counterparts and exchange information for successful project management. CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents. CSI provides continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows. Continued here






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