Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

  • Vice President, Hospitality & Office Development

Current Responsibilities

After joining United Properties in 2019 as vice president of hospitality and residential development, Scott quickly made a noticeable impact on the company’s RBC Gateway project and other hotel pursuits. He was then named as vice president of hospitality and office development, where he is now responsible for site acquisition, project underwriting, design, development and construction for both Minneapolis and Denver markets.

Past Experience

Scott started his career at a Fortune 150 company working in a variety of positions, including finance and development. In these roles, he delivered several thousand residential lots in both large master planned developments and infill projects. After gaining a solid understanding of horizontal land development, Scott pursued vertical construction in Kauia, Hawaii, where he helped deliver an $80 million private luxury resort. He went on to manage two general contracting companies in the Lake Tahoe, California region where he was responsible for overall performance of portfolio in excess of $10 million. With more than 13 years of experience in the residential and hotel markets and partnering with major hospitality brands, Scott recently served 5 years with CSM Corporation in Minneapolis as the senior director of development and construction. In this role, he executed more than $200 million of lodging projects. His extensive understanding of the development cycle — from acquisition and entitlements to end construction — plays a key role in strong development opportunities and financial models.

Professional and Community Involvement

Scott has been a panelist at Hotel News Now and National Development Roundtable conferences and a speaker at industry events such as the Hotel Data Conference (2015 and 2016) and several local hotel symposia. In the past, he was an active volunteer at Twin Cities area Ronald McDonald Houses and has been featured in local media for helping spearhead hands-on and innovative community service projects for his team. Scott also dedicates his time to mentorships at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business and several other community organizations. And finally, Scott and his family are active members at the Minnesota Children’s Museum.


Scott received his bachelor’s degree in business management and minor in entrepreneurship and small business from Montana State University-Bozeman. He also received his executive MBA of business/managerial economics from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management.