Member Profile: Scott Peterson, CSM

May 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

Scott PetersonPersonal Summary:
My undergrad degree is in Business Management from Montana State University with an Executive MBA from the University of Arizona. I started my career in Las Vegas at the peak of the market and watched it drop through 2006-2008. I learned a lot more in the recession than I would have in an up market. My time was spent from land acquisition, to entitlements, to actual development in the field. After 2008 I moved to Hawaii and was part of a team building an $80M resort project through the recession. In 2011 I moved to Lake Tahoe and opened the California office for a construction firm based out of Arizona. At the end of 2013, I had received my EMBA degree and wanted to join a major market to advance my career. Being a native to St. Paul, the Twin Cities was a likely place to settle. I joined CSM in June of 2014 and am currently the Senior Director of Development for the lodging side of the CSM business model.

I am currently managing the active hotel portfolio for CSM Corporation consisting of over 700 hotel rooms under development/construction. An average week consists of traveling 3 days, specifically to Boston, Michigan, Phoenix, and Seattle where our active hotel projects are located. In addition, I am constantly working with our team of analysts to determine and pursue new development acquisition opportunities nationwide.

5:00 – 8:00:
I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my yellow lab at the cabin. In the fall and winter I try to make a trip out west to fly fish and ski a few days a year and enjoy the mountains. 2015 is scheduled to be a busy year for me as I recently moved back to the Twin Cities, purchased a house and am getting married in September.

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