May 26, 2015

Jeff Danley, CEO of Peak Capital Partners, a Utah-based apartment investment and management company, was named a finalist for Executive of the Year in the 2015 American Business Awards (real estate category).

Finalists will ultimately be named Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners at an awards banquet June 22 in Chicago at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.

The American Business Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and Human Resources Department of the Year, among others.

Peak experienced unprecedented growth in 2014. Danley and his co-founders Jeff Burningham and Jamie Dunn were the primary drivers behind the growth. Since January 2014, Danley has overseen the acquisition of 40 apartment communities representing roughly 8,000 apartment units. These acquisitions pushed Peak’s total portfolio value to over $1 billion in 2014. In 2014, Peak’s revenue grew 80 percent.

Finalists for the awards were chosen by scores of business professionals nationwide during first-round judging in April and May. Members of several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging. Details about the awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at

The American Business Awards joins a string of significant accomplishments achieved by Peak over the past year. In 2014, Peak was named by Inc. Magazine to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. Peak also received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the financial services category in the Mountain West region. Last year Peak was named the No. 2 “Fastest Growing Company” in Utah by MountainWest Capital Network.

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