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DECEMBER 5, 2011
The Peterson Companies Launches Blog and Expands Social Media Presence

 Fairfax, Va., December 5, 2011 - The Peterson Companies, one of the largest privately owned development companies in the Washington DC region, announced today that it has launched a blog, as part of its redesigned website ( in an effort to engage with key constituencies including partners, tenants, investors, consumers and employees.  The blog is the center piece of an expanded social media presence for the company that includes:


· Facebook

· Twitter (@petersoncos)

· YouTube

· Flickr

· LinkedIn


"Through this blog, our newly launched website and our various social media platforms, we hope to bring you the latest in commercial, retail and residential real estate news, tapping into our in-house expertise in all areas of real estate development,” said Steven Peterson, president of The Peterson Companies. “It will also be a chance for us to highlight a bit of the atmosphere we believe makes The Peterson Companies a great place to work."


The blog will be written by Peterson in cooperation with members of his executive team, including his brother, Jon Peterson, senior vice president mixed-use development, and Taylor Chess, senior vice president, retail.  The blog will reflect this group's vision for the company's pipeline of new projects, news from their work across the industry and views as they attend major industry events around the country. Additional contributions will come from across the company's core competencies, including retail, office and residential leasing.


The foray into social media reflects a new era for The Peterson Companies' as the next generation of leadership, headed by Steven Peterson, president and son of the founder, Milt Peterson, takes command of the company's future.


Tenants, investors, partners, The Peterson Companies' associates, and the media are invited to visit the blog or subscribe to the blog using any RSS reader. Comments and contributions to the blog are welcome.

Find the new blog and more information about The Peterson Companies here:


About The Peterson Companies

The Peterson Companies is one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the Washington, DC region.  Founded by Milt Peterson over 30 years ago, the company has created some of the most prominent and successful mixed-use, residential and office developments in Northern Virginia and Maryland including Virginia Gateway, National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Washingtonian Center, Fairfax Corner, Fair Lakes, Burke Centre and Tysons McLean Office Park.  The Peterson Companies offer a fully integrated real estate platform with in-house expertise on all aspects of land-use and development including land acquisition, planning and zoning, design and construction, property management, leasing and asset management.  The company has an extensive pipeline including 2,000+ acres of land throughout the region that could ultimately yield over 6,000,000 square feet of office/industrial, 4,500,000 square feet of retail, and 7,000 residential units. For more information about the company please visit