The Boyer Company is successful because of its leaders. As a result of their innovative leadership, during the past 44 years The Boyer Company has developed over 34 million square feet of commercial property. The Boyer Company’s high development standards and reliability has made it a first class developer in the Intermountain Region.
Roger Boyer, Chairman and Founder
As Chairman of The Boyer Company, Roger serves as a director and advisor to The Boyer Company. Under Roger’s direction The Boyer Company has developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial projects throughout the Intermountain West, including office buildings, shopping centers, medical offices, hotels, apartments, and special use facilities. Roger has served in numerous community positions such as the Utah Arts Council, Pioneer Memorial Theater (Chairman, 1984–1986), United Way (Chairman, 1985–1986), Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (Chairman, 1986–87), Salt Lake Public Utilities Advisory Board, Utah Division of Business and Economic Development Board (Chairman 1989–1991), Economic Development Corporation of Utah Board, Federal Reserve Board (Salt Lake Branch, Chairman 2003–2005), The University of Utah Hospital Advisory Board, University of Utah National Advisory Committee, ARUP Laboratories Board, and as a Trustee at the University of Utah. Roger received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and his Masters of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
Jake Boyer, President and CEO
Jake Boyer has been President of The Boyer Company since 2006 and became President & CEO at the beginning of 2011. Jake has developed and has overseen numerous medical, industrial, governmental, office, and retail properties together with large residential projects for The Boyer Company. He was the project manager for the 2.1 million square foot Gateway development in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jake’s board and community participation include currently serving on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council. He also serves on the Governors Office of Economic Development Board and Incentives Committee, the Salt Lake Chamber Board and Executive Committee, the United Way Board and Executive Committee, the Utah Sports Commission Executive Board, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah Board, the Downtown Alliance Board, the Boy Scouts of America Great Salt Lake Council Board, and the Intermountain Healthcare Central Region Board.
Jake previously served as the Chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and President of the Valley Service Board. He is a guest teacher and speaker for the University of Utah Ivory/Boyer Center for Real Estate and other University and real estate organizations. Jake is a member of NAIOP and received the NAIOP Developer of the Year award in 2014. Jake received his Bachelor of Science (Finance) from Brigham Young University and his Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Chief Operating Officer/Director of Finance
Brian Gochnour assumed the title and responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer for The Boyer Company in July of 2015. Brian directs the asset management and property management of the Company’s 32 million square-foot commercial real estate investment and management portfolio, including oversight of the budgeting process, property operations, risk management, strategic planning, and portfolio review.
Brian continues in his role as the Director of Finance for The Boyer Company, which he has held since 2000. He oversees all aspects of the construction and permanent financing process for The Boyer Company’s commercial investment property portfolio. Brian has closed in excess of $1 billion in financial transactions over the past five years. Before coming to The Boyer Company, Brian worked in commercial real estate finance with Zions First National Bank. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Utah and his Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill.
Paul D. Kelley, Chief Financial Officer
Paul Kelley has been the Chief Financial Officer at The Boyer Company since 1996. His responsibilities include all accounting functions, financial reporting, including taxes, and information technology. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant and has the technical experience of public accounting, as well as the practical experience of industry accounting. Before coming to The Boyer Company, Paul worked as Vice President of Accounting and Treasurer at JP Realty, Inc. He has also worked as an Audit Senior and Assistant Real Estate Appraiser. He received his Bachelors in Accounting and his Master of Accountancy from the Brigham Young University.