August 26, 2014
PROVO, Utah (August 26, 2014) – Peak Capital Partners today announced it was named by Inc. Magazine to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. The annual list, now in its 33rd year, represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“Peak Capital has seen a nearly 1,200 percent growth rate in revenues over the past three years,” said Jeff Burningham, managing partner of Peak Capital. “The firm’s phenomenal growth is a direct result of the dedication and commitment of our employees.”

Peak Capital was co-founded in 2007 by Jeff Burningham, Jeff Danley, and Jamie Dunn. The firm owns and manages conventional, student, and affordable apartment communities in growth markets across the United States and manages an asset portfolio valued at $800 million. This year Peak Capital received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the financial services category in the Utah region. Last year the firm was named the No. 6 “Fastest Growing Company” in Utah by MountainWest Capital Network, a nonprofit group whose mission is centered in fostering capital development and business growth in Utah.

“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue ofInc. (available on newsstands Aug. 20 to Nov. 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516 percent. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

Methodology
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of Dec. 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Peak Capital Partners

Peak Capital Partners and its affiliates own and manage conventional, affordable, and student apartment communities in growth markets in the United States. Founded in 2007, Peak Capital Partners owns 70 apartment communities in 15 states housing nearly 12,000 families. Today, the firm has a total asset portfolio valued at $800 million.

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Press Contacts

Dave Anderton
435.315.5570
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Jeff Burmingham
801.358.4517
jeff@peakcapitalpartners.com