Matt Dean brings over 25 years of experience leading the full lifecycle of complex real estate asset creation, including land acquisition, land disposition, project planning and visioning, entitlements, land development, vertical development and project management. Matt has overseen a diverse range of project types, including large-scale master planned community, mixed-use, luxury resort, high-density in-fill, single-family and multi-family residential, hospitality, boutique hotel, major remodel, and community amenities.
His career spans North America, totaling more than 25,000-acres in planned communities, over 3 million square feet in vertical development and in excess of $1.5B in total cost. Prior to joining Daybreak Communities, he served as: Director of Land Acquisitions for the Colorado division of The True Life Companies; Vice President of Development for Catellus Development, where he led the residential development and builder program for the Mueller community in Austin, Texas; Vice President of Land Acquisitions for Standard Pacific Homes of Colorado; Principal of Dean Real Estate Solutions, Inc., which provided real estate advisory services in the Denver area and in the mountain resort markets of Colorado; Development Principal for The Atira Group; Regional Director of Land Development for Centex Destination Properties; and Vice President of Community Development for the Cordillera planned community just west of Vail, Colorado.
Matt’s credentials include a Master of Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a LEED-AP, a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), an active member of ULI Colorado’s Community Development Product Council, a former Land Committee Member for Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties, Colorado, and is a former volunteer ski race coach for the Vail/Beaver Creek Buddy Werner League.
Oh yes, and in his “spare time,” he’s an author and trainer of industry best practices.