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MEET THE TEAM
BEHIND THE COMPANY

MEET THE TEAM

Willie Douglas

founder & partner

Willie Douglas is a Founder and Partner in Summit Development Company. Willie brings over 18 years of combined experience in high-end residential home building, commercial construction, land development, project management and real estate brokerage.  Through these experiences, Willie has developed an expertise in all aspects of the real estate development process including site selection, building design and development, financial analysis, project management and construction management.  Willie is also a trusted source of advice for Summit Development’s clients, as well as other developers, business owners and property owners. 

Willie’s broad background and his high-level understanding of local and national real estate market trends have allowed him to become a visionary in the real estate development industry.  As part of the Summit Development team, Willie continually seeks quality investment opportunities, whether they may arise within the real estate industry or within other business channels.    

Willie earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2001.  Throughout the course of his career, Willie has bought and sold over $150 million of real estate throughout Arizona and Nebraska, continually placing him in the top 10% of producers. 

While real estate has always been a passion in Willie’s life, Willie also enjoys spending time with his wife Jill and their three daughters Paisley, Presley, and Parkley.  When not working, Willie and his family enjoy a variety of sporting events, boating and spending time with friends. 

Jeff Lake

founder & partner

Jeff Lake is a Founder and Partner in Summit Development Company. Jeff brings over 20 years of combined experience in land development engineering, development consulting and project management. Jeff has acquired an expertise and understanding of all aspects of the real estate development process, including site planning, due diligence, entitlements, financial analysis, project management and construction management. His experience and foresight allow him to anticipate and navigate around potential challenges for Summit’s projects and clients, while focusing on win/win outcomes for all parties. 

Jeff has the ability to expertly balance multiple projects simultaneously, all while bringing the goals of developers, investors and public officials to fruition. His significant experience allows him to oversee and manage the many aspects of complicated land development projects.  As an engineer or a developer, Jeff has been involved in the development of over 2,500 single-family residential lots and two million square feet of commercial space.

By understanding the thought process and operations of design partners and consultants, Jeff is able to provide long-term coordination and planning for and between existing projects and future anticipated projects. Jeff’s ability to maximizing his extensive network of real estate, project development and other industry contacts is another distinct advantage that benefits Summit Development’s projects and its clients.

Jeff is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Midlands Business Journal 40 under 40 Recipient, and a Leadership Omaha graduate.   Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998, where he was also a four-year letter winner and a three-time National Champion as a wide receiver on the Nebraska Huskers football team.  Jeff is married with two daughters, and he enjoys spending off time in outdoor activities such as golf, skiing, and running, as well as supporting his daughters in various sports competitions.

Mike Shotkoski

founder & partner

Mike Shotkoski is a Founder and Partner in Summit Development Company.  Mr. Shotkoski brings over 25 years of combined experience in residential and commercial construction, land development, and property management.  His experience through these projects has helped to develop his knowledge of real estate development, building designs, project management, investment opportunities, and construction management. 

Mike holds his Commercial Building License with the city of Omaha and is a member of Build Omaha Organization.  Mike has built over 300 Residential homes in Eastern Nebraska, is partners in 300,000+ sqft of leased commercial space, and assisted in the development of several residential subdivisions and commercial use properties.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Wayne State College in 1999.  While completing his degree, Mike worked construction and completed an 18-month banking internship.  Combining his banking and construction experience helped Mike to land a management role with an Omaha financial institution.  Within that role, Mike was able to get his first experience of financing a construction project.  From that point on, Mike had a strong interest in real estate opportunities.  Throughout his career, Mike has combined his financial and building experience to create new opportunities in residential and commercial real estate.

Mike is married with two children.  Mike and his wife enjoy watching their kids compete in various sporting events, traveling as a family, and getting together with immediate family and friends. 

Erik Booth

partner

Erik Booth joined Summit Development as a Partner in 2019.  After a nearly 20-year legal career, Erik’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the legal aspects of Summit’s various development and investment projects, as well as the structural aspects of Summit and its affiliated entities.  Erik is also involved in the coordination of entitlements and the ongoing compliance of Summit’s projects with local and state regulations.  In addition, Erik helps manage the variety of relationships between and among Summit and its affiliated and non-affiliated service providers. 

Before joining Summit Development, Erik served as a Director at the law firm of Mick Law, PC, where for 13 years his practice focused primarily on the areas of real estate and securities law.  More specifically, Erik represented broker-dealer and registered investment advisor clients across the country in connection with analyzing the structure and underlying investment plans of real estate-related private placements and non-traded publicly registered real estate programs.  Erik also assisted local clients with business formation and structuring services, and represented commercial lending institutions in real estate financing transactions.

Erik received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa School of Law in 2000 and his bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in 1997.  Erik is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association and the Iowa Bar Association.  Erik is married with three daughters, and his family enjoys traveling, rooting for the girls in their sporting events and cheering for the Creighton Volleyball team. 

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