Matthew Hoyt LaPour
Kyle Walker LaPour

Kari Laurent

Vice President of Development

Kari Laurent serves as Vice President of Development for LaPour, where she coordinates and manages the firm’s development activities and project underwriting. With experience overseeing more than $350 million in completed project capitalization, Kari brings a wealth of knowledge to her role.

Her experience, combined with a keen understanding of the intricacies involved, allows her to navigate the industry’s increasingly complex entitlement processes. This is fundamental to achieving positive outcomes and the highest and best use of land for each project.

During her career, she has successfully collaborated with dozens of governing municipalities, including states, cities, counties, aviation and military bodies, and more, in this manner.

Before joining LaPour, Kari worked in sales and marketing for MGM Resorts International’s Project City Center. She graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas—Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies.

Kari approaches challenges with a spirit of innovation, bringing forward her optimism, diverse perspectives, and experience in modern-day initiatives.

Jeff LaPour


Jeffrey S. LaPour is founder and President of LaPour Partners, a commercial real estate and hospitality development firm, active in the western US. Over the past 20 years, he has led development ventures as a principal on over 4M SF of office, industrial, and hospitality space. The firm has a specific focus, and successful history on complicated transactions.

LaPour began his career at Hilton Hotels, followed by a tenure in commercial brokerage before launching the development firm. Mr. LaPour studied Liberal Arts at the University of Nebraska, serves on the Board of Directors of NAIOP Southern Nevada and is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Lisa Chasteen

Vice President of Leasing and Asset Management

Lisa Chasteen joined LaPour in 2002 as part of LaPour’s then 3-person team. Currently serving as Vice President of Asset Management and Leasing at LaPour, Lisa is responsible for all aspects of the marketing, operations and occupancy of LaPour’s fully developed commercial and industrial buildings. She also takes a hands-on approach during the development process of new projects to ensure they operate efficiently and serve the end user in the most elevated, modern manner. 

Bringing over 20 years of experience to her role, Lisa’s industry knowledge and insights on property improvement/leasing strategies enables LaPour to achieve high occupancy rates, foster tenant relationships, and maintain a strong presence within the brokerage community.

Lisa is passionate about the commercial real estate industry and is actively involved in NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) initiatives, as well as mentorship programs to educate future commercial real estate leaders.

Matthew Hoyt

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Matthew Hoyt, serves as Vice President of Finance and Operations for LaPour Cos. Matthew is responsible for oversight of the firm’s financial activities as well as placement and procurement of project debt and equity. His experience includes 15 years in commercial mortgage banking where he established relationships with numerous capital sources including Life Companies, Commercial Banks, Investment Banks, Pension Funds, and Institutional Debt Funds for all phases of the development process, land acquisition to construction, through permanent financing. His finance experience encompasses all income producing property types: office, industrial, hotel, retail, multifamily, storage, CTL, and land, among others. Matthew sits on the Board of Directors for NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter and Chairs its Membership Committee. He also sits on the Advisory Committee for the Lied Center of Real Estate at UNLV and Chairs its Mentorship Program. 

Prior to joining LaPour, Matthew spent 15 years at CommCap Advisors, a Las Vegas based Commercial Mortgage Banking Firm. Matthew holds a BSBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Major in Real Estate.

Kyle Walker

Vice President of Construction

Kyle Walker serves as Vice President of Construction for LaPour. He is responsible for delivering best practices and processes for all phases of construction for our entire development portfolio which includes office, industrial, mixed-use, and hospitality. From project pursuit to completion, Kyle’s primary role is to oversee and manage all parties connected to the construction of a project and all due diligence activities. His experience includes 18 years in pre-construction, purchasing, contract negotiations, value engineering, cost control, logistics planning, risk management, schedule management, and safety.

Prior to joining LaPour, Kyle spent 18 years working with several well-known general contractors in California and Arizona to deliver multiple successful design-build projects including Camelback Collective, a mixed-use hotel and office development in which LaPour was the developer and owner back in 2018.

Kyle holds a BS from California State University, Chico with a Major in Construction Management. He is USGBC LEED accredited and has completed OSHA 30-hour and 10-hour safety certifications