Jeff Burningham
Jeff BurninghamFounder and Chairman
Jeff is a Founder and Chairman of Peak Capital Partners, a $2B+ real estate investment firm located in Provo, UT, which was named the 2nd fastest growing company in Utah and one of the 500 fastest privately held companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine, 2014. Peak has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for five consecutive years, placing it on the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. It also has been one of the top ten fastest growing companies in Utah for the past five years. Most recently, Jeff launched Peak Ventures, which has two early-stage funds ($23M and $55M+) that back the brightest and most inspiring entrepreneurs in Utah and throughout the US. He began his career as the Founder of Mindwire, a technology company, which he later sold to a NASDAQ-listed company where he served as an Executive Vice President for several years. He has sat on 10+ start-up boards and served as the Co-Managing Partner of BoomStartup in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, Jeff was named The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Mountain West Region. Jeff has an undergraduate degree and MBA from Brigham Young University. He is also active in philanthropy and is currently serving on the board of three non-profit organizations. Jeff loves coaching his children’s basketball teams and traveling the world with his wife, Sally.
Jeff Danley
Jeff DanleyFounder, Chairman and CIO
Jeff is a Founder, Chairman and CIO of Peak Capital Partners, LLC and is responsible for managing the firm’s activities throughout the United States. Jeff is also a founder and on the Board of Directors of Peak Ventures.

He has been acquiring and managing multi-family properties since 2001. Jeff began his career at Arthur Andersen in the firm’s Global Corporate Finance group where he provided M&A advisory and support services. He later joined CCP Equity Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm. After CCP Equity Partners, Jeff worked at Adams Street Partners, a large private equity firm in Chicago.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Accounting and a Minor in Economics from Brigham Young University. He received his Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was recognized as an Edward Tuck Scholar with Distinction. Jeff is a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization).

Jamie Dunn
Jamie DunnFounder and Chairman
Jamie is a founder and Chairman at Peak Capital Partners, LLC and is responsible for managing the firm’s student housing and its multi-family portfolio in the Southeastern U.S. and Colorado.

He has been acquiring and managing multi-family properties since 2006. Jamie began his career as an analyst at Banc of America Securities in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. After leaving Banc of America Securities, Jamie joined the Dallas office of Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm. Following his Bain experience, Jamie worked in acquisitions at Liberty Property Trust, a $4 billion office and industrial REIT. He later joined Crosland, the leading diversified real estate company in the southeastern United States, focused on multi-family and mixed-use development. While at Crosland, Jamie directed the formation of a $250 million land fund of discretionary capital from a leading life insurance company.

Jamie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and American Studies at Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Wharton School of Business, with a focus on real estate and finance.

Chris Manning
Chris Manning CEO
Chris Manning is the CEO of Peak Capital Partners, overseeing all functional areas of the firm. Prior to joining Peak, Mr. Manning was a senior vice president at Amstar, and president of Travaasa Experiential Resorts, Amstar’s destination hospitality subsidiary, where he was responsible for Travaasa’s day-to-day activities and management of all property operations, personnel, and financial performance. Prior to his time at Amstar, Mr. Manning was a residential real estate developer where he entitled, designed, built and sold urban infill projects in downtown Denver. Mr. Manning began his career in strategy consulting, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Chris holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Jason Danley
Jason DanleyManaging Director, Operations
Mr. Danley is the Managing Director of Operations at Peak Capital Partners, having joined the firm in October 2014. As Managing Director, Jason is primarily responsible for the day to day operations and long-term success of the firm’s real estate portfolio and operating companies. Prior to joining Peak Capital, Jason was the COO of the Millstream Group, a privately held real estate investment, and holding company. During his nearly 15 years with the Millstream Group, Jason oversaw company operations and asset management teams operating in seven western states. Jason has a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University.
Kelianne Crapo
Kelianne CrapoExecutive Vice President of Property Operations
Kelianne Crapo is Senior Vice President of Property Operations at Peak Living, LLC. She was formerly an Asset Manager at Peak Capital Partners overseeing asset performance and management operations for the firm’s properties in Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Kelianne brings an extensive background in property management and on-site operations. She began her career in 2001 as a leasing agent for BRE in Orem, Utah, and quickly progressed to Regional Manager, responsible for on-site operations, extensive capital projects and property renovations. Throughout her career, she has worked on all types of multi-family properties – from wholly-owned to fee-managed assets, covering all property types and asset classes, including more than six years of experience managing both conventional and affordable HUD properties. She has been responsible for the successful leasing of multiple properties and been instrumental in successful transactions for owners resulting in positive returns on their investments. Kelianne has worked for numerous local and national property management companies including BRE, RK Properties, Millwood Management and Alliance Residential Company. Kelianne holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Brigham Young University and is a former board member of the Utah Apartment Association where she continues to serve on committees.
Nathan Nelson
Nathan NelsonVP, Acquisitions
Nathan Nelson is Vice President, Acquisitions at Peak Capital Partners overseeing acquisitions and operations of multi-family assets in select U.S. markets. Prior to joining Peak, Mr. Nelson was Director of Acquisitions for Restore Utah where he led acquisition activities for an institutionally sponsored fund focused on community development and affordable housing preservation initiatives. Mr. Nelson’s experience also includes contributing to the real estate investment advisory services for some of the nation’s largest public pension funds at Pension Consulting Alliance. Mr. Nelson began his career in real estate as a multi-family specialist with a leading investment sales firm. He holds a B.A. from the University of Utah and an MBA from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.
John Billings
John BillingsVice President
Mr. Billings is a Vice President at Peak Capital and is responsible for the firm’s debt financing, property insurance, and development projects. John began his career as a commercial real estate appraiser. John next joined the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, managing acquisitions, dispositions, and renovation/construction lending. He later joined Lyme Properties in Hanover, New Hampshire, the largest developer of life science laboratory space on the east coast. After successfully selling Lyme’s portfolio for $1.6 billion, John helped form Lyme Properties 2, a regional development company, where John was responsible for finance, permitting, and development. John obtained a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Finance from the University of Utah and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Marina Palmer
Marina PalmerAsset Manager
Marina Palmer is an Asset Manager at Peak Capital Partners. She oversees asset performance and management operations for the firm’s properties located in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and North Carolina. Marina brings an extensive background in property management and on-site operations. She began her career in 1997 as a leasing agent for Prowswood/Bridge Property Management in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Marina quickly progressed to senior vice president with Horizon Property Management/Cornerstone, responsible for on-site operations, extensive capital projects and property renovations. Throughout her career, she has worked on all types of multi-family properties – from fully-owned to fee-managed assets, covering all property types and asset classes. She has been responsible for the successful leasing of multiple properties and been instrumental in successful transactions for owners resulting in positive returns on their investments. Marina has studied at University of Utah 1995-1997 and is a current board member of the Utah Apartment Association, and a member of IREM.

Nathan Petersen
Nathan PetersenAsset Manager
Nathan oversees asset performance and management operations for the firm’s properties located in Colorado and Georgia. Nathan began his career in property management of federally owned and leased buildings with the General Services Administration in Denver,CO. There he managed the largest federal office building in its 6-state region, working with several high profile agency tenants and on a variety of complex capital projects totaling over $200 M. He also worked as an asset management analyst for an investment group with several types of assets including multifamily properties in several U.S. markets, and has served in varying capacities with companies in the real estate industry. Nathan studied at Brigham Young University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Facilities Management and a Master of Business Administration degree.
Olivia Riggs
Olivia RiggsAsset Manager
Olivia Riggs is an Asset Manager at Peak Capital Partners. She oversees the asset performance and management operations for the firm’s properties located in Kansas, Idaho, Utah, and Missouri. Olivia has an extensive background in property management and on-site operations. She began her career in 2005 as a leasing agent for Alliance Residential, and quickly progressed to community manager where she was responsible for all on-site operations and capital improvements. During her career in property management Olivia has been responsible for on-site operations, comprehensive capital projects, lease ups, and more. Olivia has worked on several types of properties including owned and fee managed. Olivia worked for Western National Group before she began her career with Peak Capital Partners.
Trent Wallin
Trent WallinSenior Controller
Mr. Wallin is the Senior Controller at Peak Capital and joined the firm in June 2014. As Senior Controller, Trent is primarily responsible for the accounting and financial reporting at Peak Capital and its affiliates. Prior to Peak Capital, Trent worked as the Controller / Director of Accounting at Viking Cruises, a rapidly growing cruise line, where he became skilled at analyzing processes and scaling for greater efficiency, while ensuring uncompromising compliance with financial reporting requirements under US GAAP and IFRS. Trent also worked at Ernst & Young in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services group for four and a half years. During his tenure there, Mr. Wallin worked with clients from a variety of industries, including financial services. He worked on teams to perform financial statement and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance audits, and advised on various accounting and auditing related matters. Mr. Wallin also spent three years with a regional CPA firm where he was responsible for preparing financial statements and advising publicly-traded clients in technical accounting areas, including accounting for complex financial instruments. Mr. Wallin is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the states of California and Utah. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2007. He received a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Business Management – Finance from Brigham Young University.
Todd Castagna
Todd Castagna VP, Acquisitions
Todd Castagna is Vice President, Acquisitions at Peak Capital Partners, overseeing acquisitions and operations of multi-family assets in select U.S. markets. Prior to joining Peak, Mr. Castagna was Managing Director of Research for Bridge Investment Group, an $8 billion real estate private equity firm, where he oversaw research efforts focused on market selection for multifamily and commercial office investments. During his time at Bridge, he also managed the acquisition of over $325 million in multifamily assets. Before his time at Bridge Investment Group, Todd was Vice President at RCLCO, a national real estate consulting firm. While at RCLCO he managed dozens of complex consulting engagements across all major and most niche property types; these engagements included financial & investment analysis, strategic planning, and highest-and-best-use analysis for real estate investors and developers.
Todd also brings experience from Credit Suisse’s real estate investment banking division, Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group, and two global macro hedge funds, where he worked as a futures, equities, and currency trader and portfolio engineer. Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Economics and a minor in Business Management from Brigham Young University. He received his Masters of Business Administration Degree from BYU’s Marriott School of Management where he was recognized with the Merrill J. Bateman Award as Outstanding Graduate Student in the Class of 2012.
Jake Murray
Jake MurrayAcquisitions Associate
Jake Murray is an Associate at Peak Capital Partners. He is responsible for evaluating multi-family acquisitions throughout the United States, portfolio analysis, and special projects related to equity raising, leverage, and dispositions. Jake began his career at Zions Bank, working on loan acquisitions and portfolio management of commercial real estate loans. He has worked in multi-family, office, industrial, retail, hospitality, and special-use properties. Jake has also worked in pension real estate investing, and international business development for both the Utah Stat
Judith Strong
Judith Strong Regional Vice President
Judith Strong joined Peak Living in April 2017 and currently oversees properties in Georgia and Florida. She wholeheartedly believes that team building is a necessity to a property’s success and that leading by example is the first step. Judith brings experience from working for REIT’s and also Fee management. She has worked with multiple asset types including garden style, mid-rise and hise-rise with retail. Additionally, she’s worked with new construction assets as well as stabilized and value-add properties.
Judith began her career in property management at Post Properties in 1998, starting as a Leasing Consultant. She was promoted quickly and made her mark by becoming the youngest Property Manager at Post Properties, during her tenure. Judith made the move to RAM Partners in 2004, where she had great success as a Property Manager, winning Turn-Around Property of the Year, Property of the Year on two occasions in addition to multiple monthly awards. She was promoted to Area Vice President and worked in several markets throughout her tenure with RAM Partners, LLC . Judith earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) from the National Apartment Association in 2010. She previously served on the Board of Directors with the Greater Nashville Apartment Association and earned the Association’s Professional Service Award in 2013.
Ben Brown
Ben BrownAsset Manager
Ben Brown oversees asset performance and management operations for the firm’s properties located in Florida. Prior to joining Peak, Ben worked for NBCUniversal’s Global Real Estate group, where he provided financial & strategic support for the company’s global portfolio. While at NBCU, he was actively involved in the development, acquisition, leasing & management of a broad spectrum of assets, including office, retail, residential (single & multi-family), hospitality, & special-use properties. Additionally, he was tasked with provided direct fiscal oversight of mitigation & master planning efforts related to the development & execution of a 15-year development master plan of the Universal Studios Hollywood Lot. Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and an MBA from Brigham Young University, where he focused his studies in finance & strategy.
Matthew Sant
Matthew SantAsset Manager
Matthew oversees asset performance and management operations for the firm’s properties located in Colorado, Michigan, Massachusetts, California and Nevada. Matthew has an extensive background in Asset Management for Multifamily properties in over 23 states. His real estate experience includes working for JP Morgan Chase and Cottonwood Residential, a Private REIT. While at Cottonwood, Matthew worked directly with the Asset Management team on Core Plus and Value-Add opportunities and found ways to increase NOI for properties under management. He has an in-depth knowledge of acquisitions, budgeting and forecasting, capital projects, insurance and financial reporting. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
Kyle Oler
Kyle OlerDirector, Capital Needs
Mr. Oler is the Director of Capital Needs at Peak Capital and is responsible for overseeing capital renovations at properties within the Peak portfolio and assisting in due diligence of new acquisitions. Kyle has been inspecting multi-family apartment communities since 1998. Kyle began his career as the founder of Realty Check Inspections, a property inspection firm specializing in apartment complexes. Since that time, Kyle has performed over 4,000 inspections or Capital Needs Assessments in 36 states for private investment entities, HUD, Rural Development and institutional lenders. Kyle obtained Bachelor of Science degrees in both Construction Management and Business Management from Utah Valley State College. Kyle is a LEED Accredited Professional and member of the US Green Building Council with current certifications from HUD and the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Scott Walton
Scott WaltonProject Manager
Scott Walton is an Asset Manager at Peak Capital Partners. He oversees the asset performance and management operations for the firm’s portfolio in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

Scott’s background is construction/property management of government owned and leased facilities. Scott began his career with the General Services Administration where he managed capital construction projects on owned assets. He was promoted to manage the on-site operations, budgets and projects for the 2 million square feet of federal space in Utah. After another promotion, Scott took on responsibility for all facility management operations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. He oversaw on-site operations, budget execution and project completion for an inventory of approximately 5 million square feet of space. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Facilities Management from Brigham Young University.

Danielle Lawrence
Danielle LawrenceAffordable Operations Director
Danielle Lawrence began her career in 2006 for Concord Management, in Southfield, Michigan. Danielle was promoted to Community Director in 2009, receiving several awards for high occupancy, low turnover, as well as year over year NOI growth. In 2014, when Peak Capital purchased the property, Danielle was promoted to Area Manager, overseeing three additional properties throughout the state of Michigan. As the portfolio grew, Danielle was promoted to District Manager, overseeing several properties throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Danielle has experience with LIHTC, Section 8, Market Rate, as well as Student Housing.
Graham Facer
Graham FacerAnalyst
Graham is an Analyst at Peak Capital Partners. He is responsible for managing the firm’s acquisition pipeline for various markets across the country. Graham interned as an Acquisitions Analyst for Peak Capital before joining. He also completed an internship with Hines in Houston, where he worked on a fund management team focusing on Brazilian funds.

Graham holds a B.S. in accounting and a Masters of Accountancy, both from Brigham Young University.

Andrew Perkinson
Andrew Perkinson Analyst
Andrew is an analyst at Peak Capital Partners. He assists in the underwriting of multi-family acquisitions across the United States. Prior to joining Peak Capital, Andrew interned for Property Reserve, Incorporated, where he supported the transactions team in underwriting and due diligence. Before his time at PRI, he interned for both TunbridgePeak Capital, a Peak JV focused on self-storage facilities, and Peak Capital, working in acquisitions. Andrew graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He also holds an active real estate license in both Utah and Arizona. He enjoys golfing, playing volleyball and being outdoors. On occasion, he will play tennis with his wife, Demi, who played on the BYU women’s tennis team.

Korey Nelson
Korey Nelson Analyst
Korey is an Analyst at Peak Capital Partners. He is responsible for managing the firm’s acquisition pipeline for various markets across the country. Prior to joining Peak, Korey worked in the advisory practice at Pricewaterhousecoopers, where he provided financial litigation support to clients including real estate investors and developers. Korey holds a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
John Edwards
John EdwardsSystems & Database Director
John Edwards joined Peak Capital’s Partners in July of 2015 and maintains their Database and Yardi Software used to manage their properties. Yardi is the largest Property Management Software Company in the world and it is used at Peak’s properties and Corporate Office. With his 24 years of Property Management Experience he is able to add support to all areas of Peak’s property management needs. He received his Certified Apartment Manager designation from the National Apartment Association in 1997. Mr. Edwards begin his career in 1992 with NALS Property Management as a Property Bookkeeper and worked his way to up Property Manager and started training users to use the Yardi software. In 2007 he started working as a Database Administrator for Cottonwood Residential, one of the nation’s top 50 Property Management Companies and was promoted to Director of Database Operations. After Joining Peak Capital Partners he quickly got the database up and running and continues to make improvements in the software and procedures. He has also help start two subsidiary companies with Peak, helping to improve the income of Peak Capital Partners.
Stacey Roylance
Stacey RoylanceSystems Manager
Stacey Roylance has been in the industry for 5 years. She originally started as a leasing agent and worked her way to an Assistant Manager role quickly. With her strong sense of operations and software programs she took the opportunity to join Peak Living in a more corporate role where she could utilize her onsite experience effectively. She has been instrumental in the transitions of 15 plus assets while employed as the Yardi Specialist/Transition Specialist role at Peak Living. With her attention to detail and strong knowledge of Yardi systems, she moved to Peak Capital as their Database Manager to ensure effective and smooth transitions as Peak Capital continues to grow. In her career she has worked for RK Properties, Alliance Residential and Peak Living.
Kathy Crockett
Kathy CrockettExecutive Assistant to Founders
Kathy Crockett is Executive Assistant to Founders, Jeff Danley and Jamie Dunn. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, Ms. Crockett has served as an Executive Assistant with over 25 years supporting CEO’s and various C-level executives for start-ups now known as Sprint (PCS), Cricket Communications and even the 2002 Winter Olympic Games held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Crockett’s experience spans various business sectors focusing in sales, marketing and administrative management. Ms. Crockett attended University of Phoenix, BSBA program in 1995. Ms. Crockett and her husband Ryan enjoy traveling the world, spending time with their 15 grandchildren and enjoying beautiful scenic Utah.
Dan Schwendiman
Dan SchwendimanController
Mr. Schwendiman is the Portfolio Controller at Peak Living and joined the firm in May 2015.As Portfolio Controller, Dan is primarily responsible for the accounting and financial reporting at Peak Living and for the properties it manages. Prior to Peak Living, Dan was the Portfolio Controller at Cottonwood Residential, a privately held REIT, where he became proficient in the property and multi-family industry. Dan also worked as the VP of Finance with The Accend Group, a firm specializing in strategic and tactical backing for early to high growth staged start-up companies, where he prepared business and financial models for companies undergoing efforts to raise capital. Mr. Schwendiman also spent three years with a regional CPA firm and four years with Deloitte working in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services.

Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Accountancy from Keller Graduate School of Management.