About Boyer Company

The Boyer Company is a full-service developer and manager of office, retail, industrial, medical, government, and other specialty property types.

We have created the highest standards in real estate development by aspiring to maintain positive long-term relationships with clients. Boyer is one of the largest development firms in the Western United States having developed over 43 million square feet of commercial space since 1972. Currently, Boyer has over $700 million of additional development in progress.

We care about our clients and make our primary focus on:

Extreme Quality

Price Sensitivity

Incredible Integrity

Needed Flexibility

Executives

Roger Boyer

Chairman and Founder

Summary
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 43 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.

Education
Master of Business Administration – Harvard Business School
Bachelor of Science – University of Utah

Jake Boyer

Jake Boyer

CEO

Summary
Jake has led the development of numerous mixed-use, medical, industrial, biomedical, governmental, office, retail, and 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. In 2006, Jake was appointed as President of The Boyer Company and in 2011, became President and CEO. Jake took a temporary leave of absence between 2017-2020, accepting an invitation from his church to serve with his family in Germany. Jake returned to The Boyer Company as CEO in 2020.

Jake’s board and community participation includes having served on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council, the Governor’s 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 University of Utah Hospital 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.

Experience
26 years

Education
Master of Science in Real Estate Development – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Finance – Brigham Young University

Nate Boyer

Nate Boyer

President

Summary
Nate Boyer is President of The Boyer Company. Nate’s experience over the last 16 years in real estate has included leasing and development of office, industrial, retail, multifamily and self-storage assets. Nate has managed and developed over five million square feet of commercial space in various markets in and out of Utah.
Nate serves on the Salt Lake Community College, United Way, and Salt Lake Chamber boards. Nate is married to Brooke Boyer, has five children, and lives in Salt Lake City.

Experience
16 years

Education
Master of Science in Real Estate Development – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Finance – Brigham Young University

801-521-4781
nboyer@boyercompany.com

Brian Gochnour

Brian Gochnour

COO and Director of Finance

Summary
Brian directs the asset and property management of the Company’s 26 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. In addition, he provides input and oversight of the acquisition and disposition processes for the Boyer Company's real estate portfolio. 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 $2 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 for seven years. Brian managed full-service account relationships for many of the Bank’s top commercial real estate development customers.

Experience
29 years

Education
Masters of Business Administration – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Emphasis in Finance and Real Estate)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics – University of Utah

Paul Kelley

CFO

Summary
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.

Experience
39 years

Education
Master of Accountancy – Brigham Young University
Bachelor in Accounting – Brigham Young University

Pat Moffat

Pat Moffat

Director of Construction

Summary
As the Director of Construction for The Boyer Company, Pat Moffat currently oversees over one million square feet of new construction annually. He provides oversight and direction for construction management services and LEED Certified projects. Pat has a broad and deep understanding of construction principles, practices, and methods. He understands pre-construction issues of land use, planning and zoning, the design process from programming and space planning through final contract documents; building systems and methods, construction contracting methods; value engineering and contracting methods and procedures.

Experience
23 years

Education
Master of Science in Real Estate Development – Columbia University
Bachelor of Science in Economics – University of Utah

801-521-4781
pmoffat@boyercompany.com

Our Partners

Aaron Austad

Aaron Austad

Industrial

Summary
Aaron joined The Boyer Company in 2006 and has overseen the development of over 5 million square feet of industrial real estate. Outside of new development projects, he also directs the day-to-day operations and management of Business Depot Ogden; a business park with over 14 million square feet of commercial warehouse, office, freezer and manufacturing space. His expertise ranges from spec buildings to complicated build-to-suit projects and he enjoys managing all aspects of building design and construction.

Experience
16 years

Education
Masters of Business Administration – University of Utah
Bachelor of Arts – Weber State University

801-399-9885
aaustad@boyercompany.com

Adrian Evarkiou

Adrian Evarkiou

Arizona Market Lead

Summary
Adrian was recruited by The Boyer Company to develop the company’s portfolio in Arizona. He has been involved in various capacities in the purchase, financing, development, leasing, and disposition of real estate and has been instrumental in transactions totaling over one billion dollars worth of real estate. He has also been involved in the development, leasing, and selling of multiple product types including office, schools, mixed-use, flex office, industrial, retail, and medical.

Experience
28 years

Education
Bachelor of Science in Regional Development – University of Arizona

CONTACT
4203 E. Indian School Road #300
Phoenix, AZ 85018

602-499-4333
adrian@boyercompany.com

Cameron Cook

Cameron Cook

Industrial

Summary
Cameron joined The Boyer Company in 2008 and currently oversees leasing and development at Business Depot Ogden (BDO). He has negotiated leases for 9 million square feet of build to suit and second generation space. BDO includes 1,100 acres and 14 million square feet of warehouse, office, and manufacturing space. Outside of BDO, he currently oversees management of 1.1 million square feet of other office, retail, and industrial projects in northern Utah and Idaho.

Experience
14 years

Education
Master of Business Administration – University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Science in Finance – Brigham Young University

801-399-9885
cameroncook@boyercompany.com

Danny Davis

President and Project Manager of BHMH

Summary
Danny Joined the Boyer Company in 2010 as the Director of Property Management for Boyer Hill Military Housing (BHMH) located on the Hill Air Force Base in Northern Utah. In 2020 he was promoted to President and Project Manager. He helped to complete the initial development phase of construction and now oversees the asset of 1,092 homes located on the Hill AFB within 320 acres on a 50 year ground lease. Danny negotiates an extremely complicated privatized housing partnership with the DOD. He has been integral in securing extended leased property and reinvestment phases I, & II, increasing the value of the asset to over $250 million. As the main point of contact, Danny successfully communicates with the Air Force, DOD and Pentagon, and has kept BHMH rated top 3 of the 63 Air Force Bases located in the US.

Experience
24 years

Education
Bachelor of Science in Economics – University of Utah
Associate Broker

801-651-5500
danny@bhmh.com

Dave Ward

David Ward

Government / Office / Industrial

Summary
David Ward has over 32 years of commercial real estate experience delivering development, lease acquisition and asset management services. Prior to joining The Boyer Company, Dave served as a Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle, where he specialized in complex new development and leasing projects on behalf of corporate, private entity and government clients. Throughout his career Dave has completed over three million square feet of commercial real estate transactions, including in excess of two million square feet of new office and related building development.

Experience
32 years

Education
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and History – Wake Forest University

801-521-4781
dward@boyercompany.com

Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Office / Medical / Industrial

Summary
Greg Gardner has a diverse development portfolio totaling over 3.5 million square feet. Currently, Greg is the leasing/project manager/partner for several first class office, research, and laboratory facilities along Utah’s Wasatch Front. Some of the representative projects include the 201 Tower (formerly the One Utah Center) in Salt Lake’s Central Business District, ARUP Laboratories and Myriad Genetics campuses in the University of Utah’s Research Park, and the L-3 Communications facility located in the One Airport Center by the International Airport.

Experience
46 years

Education
University of Utah, Real Estate and Business emphasis

801-521-4781
bggardner@boyercompany.com

Matt Jensen

Matt Jensen

Medical / Office

Summary
Matt Jensen is a partner at The Boyer Company currently working on medical, research, office, and flex office developments. He directly manages securing new development opportunities, leasing new and existing buildings, and overseeing the construction and property management of both new and existing projects. He has supervised the development of projects throughout the United States and is currently managing active projects in the Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, and Salt Lake City market areas. Recent projects include public-private-partnerships with the University of Arizona, City of Tempe, and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. In his free time Matt enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, skiing, biking and running.

Experience
28 years

Education
Juris Doctorate – Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Art – Weber State University

801-521-4781
mjensen@boyercompany.com

Nicholai Lazarev Residential The Boyer Company

Nicholai Lazarev

Residential / Multifamily

Summary
Nicholai Lazarev is a partner at The Boyer Company focused primarily on multifamily and build-for-rent residential development and acquisition opportunities. Nicholai works on all aspects of development including deal sourcing, project management, land entitlement, partnership structuring, capital markets, and construction management. Prior to joining the Boyer Company, Nicholai was a Director of Acquisitions at Foulger-Pratt, a vertically-integrated real estate development firm, based in their Southern California office. Nicholai focused on development and acquisition opportunities across the full range of multifamily product types in Utah, Southern California, and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Nicholai began his career with PEG Development, a Provo, Utah based real estate developer.

Experience
9 years

Education
Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate, Finance & Development Concentration – Georgetown University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Brigham Young University

801-609-4256
nlazarev@boyercompany.com

Ron Craven

Ron Craven

Medical / Office

Summary
As a partner and project manager for The Boyer Company, Ron has developed commercial real estate for the past 32 years. In addition to commercial office, industrial, hotel and retail projects, Ron has had the primary responsibility of developing multiple medical projects throughout Utah and Nevada. Prior to joining Boyer, Ron worked as a regional director for a national real estate firm in Dallas, Texas and had responsibility for leasing, managing, sales, and acquisitions of a portfolio across the Midwestern states. Ron has broad experience in real estate development, asset management, design, budgeting, construction, government approvals, and finance.

Experience
40 years

Education
Bachelor of Science in Finance – Brigham Young University
Graduate Courses in Commercial Investment – Real Estate Institute

385-249-6532
rcraven@boyercompany.com

Ryan Simmons

Ryan Simmons

Office / Multi-Family

Summary
Ryan Simmons brings a diverse background in real estate development, acquisitions, and asset management to The Boyer Company. Ryan works on all aspects of development from deal sourcing, project management, leasing, partnership structuring and construction management. Prior to joining The Boyer Company, Ryan worked as a Senior Vice President of Development with HP Investors, a San Diego based private equity firm. Ryan focused on long-term urban and infill real estate investment and development primarily in San Diego, Los Angeles, and the Oakland areas. Ryan began his career with PEG Development, a full-service real estate development firm, where he developed all asset classes including retail, multi-family, and hospitality.

Experience
19 years

Education
Bachelor of Science in Finance – Brigham Young University

801-366-7130
rsimmons@boyercompany.com

Scott Verhaaren

Scott Verhaaren

Retail / Mixed-Use

Summary
Scott Verhaaren has been with The Boyer Company since 1993 during which time he has developed and managed over three million square feet of mixed-use, retail, and general office real estate. He is responsible for acquisition, entitlements, construction, and leasing of new and existing mixed-use and retail projects. Notable projects include Redstone in Park City, The Commons at Sugarhouse in Salt Lake, Quarry Bend in Sandy, Draper Crossing and Draper Peaks in Draper, The Gateway in Salt Lake, The District in South Jordan, The Crossing at Saratoga Springs, and The Crossing at South Salt Lake.

Scott has served on professional and community organizations including the ICSC Mountain States Board and Program Committee and as Vice President of the University of Utah Alumni Association Board of Directors. Currently, he is serving as a Board Member of the Pioneer Theater Company.

Experience
31 years

Education
Master of Business Administration – University of Utah
Bachelor of Science in Marketing – University of Utah

Contact
801-521-4781
sverhaaren@boyercompany.com

Spencer Moffat

Spencer Moffat

Residential

Summary
Spencer oversees acquisition, entitlement, construction, and sale of residential communities at The Boyer Company. He has worked with institutional and private land sellers to acquire over 5,000 multi family and single family units. He coordinates with municipal, federal, and private agencies to secure necessary approvals for new communities. He also manages design and construction of horizontal improvements of these communities. Notable recent masterplanned projects in Utah include Holbrook Farms in Lehi, Ridgeview in Highland, Copperleaf in South Jordan, and Farmington Ranches in Farmington.

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Experience
16 years

Education
Master of Business Administration – Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science in Economics – University of Utah

801-521-4781
smoffat@boyercompany.com

Spencer Summerhays

Spencer Summerhays

Medical / Office

Summary
Spencer Summerhays has been a part of The Boyer Company’s development team since 1998 with a focus on new development activities. He has played an integral role in maintaining relationships with national clients and the development of approximately 3.5 million square feet of real estate. Beyond his focus on new development projects, Spencer also works to supervise the continued leasing and operation of approximately one million square feet of space. His expertise ranges the full spectrum of development services including site selection and acquisition, entitlements and approvals, design oversight, leasing, financing, building shell and tenant improvement construction oversight, and asset management supervision.

Experience
24 years

Education
Master of Real Estate Development – University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science degree in Finance – University of Utah (Magna Cum Laude)

801-521-4781
ssummerhays@boyercompany.com

Logan Fawcett Commercial Real Estate Developer

Logan Fawcett

Office / Multi-family / Industrial

Summary
Logan joined The Boyer Company in 2021 and works on all aspects of the development process including deal sourcing, project management, obtaining city entitlements, construction management, and leasing. Prior to joining The Boyer Company, Logan began his career with PEG Companies, a full-service real estate investment firm, where he worked in several roles related to investment strategy, investment management, and capital markets.

Experience
4 years

Education
Bachelor of Science in Finance – Brigham Young University

801-521-4781
lfawcett@boyercompany.com

Directors

Jeff Machin

Executive Director of Property Management

Summary
Jeff Machin joined The Boyer Company in 1998 as a property manager. He brought with him 14 years of experience managing enclosed regional shopping centers including: The Rogue Valley Mall, Medford, OR, Cottonwood Mall and Trolley Square in Salt Lake City. Currently, as Executive Director of Property Management for The Boyer Company, he manages a portfolio along the Wasatch Front in excess of 1.8 million square feet of retail space including: The District Shopping Center, Quarry Bend and Redstone Shopping Center in Park City.

In addition, Jeff also oversees the management of over 10 million square feet of office, medical office, industrial and additional retail properties in Arizona,Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Texas and Wyoming. His management team does everything within their power to insure every customer and client visiting our properties has a pleasant and high quality experience.

Experience
37 years

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication University of Utah

Dawn Katter

Director of Property Management – Medical

Summary
Dawn Katter has over 31 years of experience in real estate and has been with the Boyer company since 2013. With Boyer, she specializes in the management of medical office buildings throughout Utah and Wyoming and is currently the director for the medical office building portfolio overseeing 1,555,862 square feet. She has experience managing properties in various industries, including commercial, retail, and medical. Prior to joining the Boyer team, she has over 20 years of shopping center management and marketing experience, where she spent ten of those years actively involved with shopping center redevelopment teams and would support re-grand openings. Previously she managed the Trolley Square shopping center and played an integral role in a major $80 million renovation, as well as significant crisis management. She is also the President for BOMA Utah, as well as the current President of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Building Owner’s and Manager’s Association. In her free time, she enjoys camping, cooking, motorcycle rides, and spending time with her family.

Experience
31 years

Tracy James

Director of Property Management – Office

Summary
Tracy has over 31 years of experience in the property management, leasing and development industry.

Tracy began his career with First Security Bank as an AG Lender and credit analyst. He moved into property management working for JP Realty Group in Utah for ten years managing regional enclosed shopping malls along with leasing grocery anchored strip centers.

He joined The Boyer Company in 1991 as the general manager of The Gateway Shopping Center. A highlight of this part of his career, was being an active part of the 2002 Winter Olympics hosted in Salt Lake City with many major events held in or around The Gateway. In 2005 The Gateway was acquired by Inland Group based in Chicago, and Tracy moved into the position of Vice President of the Western United States for Inland Group for three years at which time he rejoined The Boyer Company.

For the next 12 plus years Tracy has managed retail shopping centers to Class A office buildings. He has overseen a third-party management group that manages hospitality properties in The Boyer Company’s portfolio. He currently holds the position of Director of Property Management for Boyer’s office portfolio in the Western United States which includes approximately six million square feet of real estate with a team of five.

Experience
31 years

Education
Bachelor of Science in Finance – Idaho State University

Terri Ard

Director of Human Resources

Summary
Terri Ard started with The Boyer Company in 2008. She runs all of the functions of the Human Resources Department and is responsible for the Human Resources support for over 250 people. Terri oversees employee benefits, wellness, classification and compensation, employee relations, company integrity, and employee development and training. Terri excels in attracting, retaining, and developing talent for The Boyer Company, helping to build a high-performance culture. She also works closely with the executive team to implement company strategy and oversees employee events, outings, and lunches. Terri strives to make the Boyer Company culture both fun and effective!

Experience
14 years

Education
Bavchelor of Science, Human Resources

Marissa Crookston

Marketing Director

Summary
Marissa has been with the Boyer Company since 2016. She directs all marketing initiatives and oversees brand management. She works closely with the partners at Boyer to propose on deals and bring projects to market. She manages the visual appeal of the company’s vast portfolio through various platforms and creates and implements advertising strategies. With a background in graphic design and photography, Marissa adds creativity to the Boyer team. If she is not behind the computer with the Adobe apps, she is spending time outside with her dog or playing sand volleyball.

Experience
11 years

Education
Bachelor of Fine Art – Emphasis in Graphic Design – Utah State University

Anne Dillree

Executive Administrative Assistant

Summary
Anne Dillree started with The Boyer Company in 2004. She is the administrative support for the Executive Team. She is responsible for effectively prioritizing and communicating all executive needs, organizing meetings and events, and acts as a gatekeeper, communicating with outside clients and businesses. Anne excels at creating a warm and cohesive office environment and offers support to all departments at Boyer helping them run smoothly and effectively. In her spare time she loves to garden, do family history, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.