Summit Development was founded in 2016 and specializes in developing, zoning, and building a wide variety of commercial real estate projects and desirable residential developments.  Summit Development provides contract developer services and will take an equity position in real estate projects when appropriate.  By recognizing the opportunities for community-driven commercial growth in and around Omaha, Summit Development has been able to deliver high-quality projects that fill a need and consistently provide strong returns for our clients and joint venture partners.

The mission is simple – to be our partners’ most trusted and effective advisor and advocate from planning through completion, while always creating value for our clients and making a positive impact on our community.


Jeff Lake is  the Founder and Owner of Summit Development Company. Jeff brings over 25 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


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Southport Centre

Retail Facility
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185 acre property containing single family residential, multifamily residential, and commercial lots.
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The Preserve at the Farm

High End Acreage Residential Development
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Southport District

Mixed Use
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Grandview Ridge Estates

Single Family Residential Development
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VUE 156

Multi-Family Residential
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Vue 178

Multi-Family Residential
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UBT Sports Complex

Indoor Sports and Recreation Facility
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210 | Corner

Flexible Retail Facility
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3D Storage

Consumer Self-Storage Facility
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Malibu Homes

Custom Homes that fit your Lifestyle
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Christensen Lumber

Midwest's best building supplier
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