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Lisa Picard, EVP and Regional Manager
Murphy McCullough, Vice President - Development
• Dan Matheson, Director - Development

Lisa PicardLisa Picard
EVP and Regional Manager, Seattle, WA
As leader of Skanska’s Commercial Development in the West, Lisa Picard draws upon her extensive knowledge in urban design, finance, investment and user experience to create projects and assets with a deep concentration on client and community success. Her passionate approach quickly established the Seattle market as a significant market for Skanska USA. Lisa provides oversight to all phases of development from acquisition, conceptualization, design, and financing to managing public and private relations in large-scale development opportunities. She has a particular drive for developing a strong vision and aligning all teams involved in developing the project.

Lisa Picard’s over 20-year development portfolio combines large-scale real estate projects, including office, residential, mixed-use, hotel and resorts. Prior to her work with Skanska USA Inc., Ms. Picard founded Muse Development in Seattle, serving as managing partner, and developed nearly one million square feet of commercial office projects as a manager at Hines. Lisa holds two masters’ degrees from the MIT, one in real estate development finance, and a second in urban planning, and is on the board of UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, and active land committee member for the non-profit, Institute for Noetic Science. She is passionate about pursuing new ideas and novel solutions that have the potential to positively change markets and communities. 

Lisa Picard is a recovering bike racer, regular cross country skier and paddle sport dabbler.  Born in Los Angeles, she has called Seattle home for nearly 20 years. 

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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
Director - 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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