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Murphy McCullough, Vice President - Development
• Dan Matheson, Vice President - Development
• Christian Gunter, Director - Development

murphyMurphy McCullough, LEED Green Associate
Vice President - Development, Seattle, WA
Murphy is responsible for managing all aspects of project development in Seattle including site acquisition, design, entitlements, leasing, construction and disposition. With 22 years of real estate development and construction experience, this Seattle native has played a leading role in the conceptualization, design, finance, entitlements and construction of projects totaling $1.1 billion.

His expertise encompasses large-scale office, residential, industrial, retail, institutional and healthcare projects. Notable Seattle projects include Stone34, 400 Fairview, Alley 111, IDX Tower at Fourth and Madison, the Harbor Steps apartment towers including 17- and 26-story buildings and the bustling University Village retail center.

Prior to joining Skanska in 2011, Murphy worked for Tarragon, Hines and SDL McCarthy. He holds degrees in commercial real estate & development and construction management; both from the University of Washington. Murphy is the chair of Seattle’s Downtown Design Review Board and an active member with NAIOP, ULI and the Downtown Seattle Association.

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Dan MathesonDan Matheson
Vice President - Development, Seattle, WA
Dan has managed numerous prominent large-scale projects in multiple jurisdictions from concept through completion including acquisition, entitlement, permitting, produce design, construction, marketing, management and leasing. This versatile background gives him insight into the many aspects of development. Dan is responsible for consultant contracts, insurance and budget management, and has established standardized office practices including document control, project management and budget tracking. Working with the sustainability engineer, Dan is integrally involved in the Living Building Challenge and a key figure in meeting the requirements of the program.

Dan’s previous positions include principal at Urban Collective Services, LLC; development manager at Intergulf Development Group; construction manager at Hines; project coordinator and owner’s rep for the Seattle Mariners; and several construction companies. He has a BA in business administration from the University of Puget Sound.

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Christian Gunter

Christian Gunter
Director - Development, Seattle, WA
Christian is deeply involved in all aspects of the development process including acquisition, design development, entitlements, financing, construction oversight, leasing, and disposition. In his current Director role for Skanska, Christian oversees 2+U, a 665,000 SF mixed-use office tower in the heart of the Seattle CBD. 

Christian has 14 years of experience in real estate development, transactions, leasing, asset management and sustainability for a wide range of projects including multifamily, office, industrial and retail. Christian joined the Skanska team in 2013, focusing on acquisitions and the development management of Alley111, a 260-unit mixed-use multi-family tower in Bellevue WA; Skanska’s first in the US. 

Prior to joining Skanska in 2010, Christian worked as a Director for Sellen Construction and Vice President for Bentall Kennedy (formerly Kennedy Associates), where he worked on development management, transactions, asset and portfolio management and developed Bentall’s Responsible Property Investing Platform. Prior to commercial real estate, Christian worked as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for two members of Congress.

Christian has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Whitworth University and a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis on economic, Community and Real Estate Development from the Evans School of Public Affairs and the Runstad Real Estate Center at the University of Washington. Christian is active with the Urban Land Institute as a Responsible Property Investing Council member and is a Board Member of Mercy Housing.

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