Principal and Chairman
Milt V. Peterson is the Principal and Chairman of Peterson Companies. Over the past fifty years, he has built a family company with a reputation based on integrity and vision. Known for developing high-quality, well-designed, cutting-edge properties, Peterson Companies has developed, acquired, managed and leased more than 26,000 residential lots and approximately 34 million square feet of retail, hotel and office space throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.
Milt has received numerous awards both locally and nationally, and is recognized as an industry leader for state-of-the-art real estate development. He has been awarded NAIOP’s “Developer of the Year”, Fairfax Chamber of Commerce “Man of the Year” and named “Trendsetter of the Year” by Trendlines. Urban Land Institute honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the real estate industry and he has been inducted to the Washington Business Hall of Fame.
Milt and Carolyn Peterson together with their family, established the Peterson Family Foundation in 1997, primarily supporting health services, education and human services in the areas where they live and work. Milt has served on numerous philanthropic boards and business committees including the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Middlebury College, for 24 years and as Chairman for five years.
Milt is an ROTC graduate of Middlebury College and remains on the Board of Trustees of his Alma Mater. He also served in the military as a lieutenant with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Fort Belvoir, Virginia