Canterbury Park Holding Corporation has named Jason Haugen to serve in its newly created role of Vice President of Real Estate for Canterbury Park Development.
As Haugen steps into this new position, his duties will include overseeing Canterbury Commons’ development, as well as managing the company’s growing investments in real estate equity.
Haugen graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BS in Geology and holds an MBA with a focus on Commercial Real Estate he earned from the University of St. Thomas.
Before assuming his role as VP of Real Estate, he held a position at Canterbury as its Director of Real Estate Development, where he managed continuing development of Canterbury Commons. He focused primarily on securing permits with the necessary state and local agencies for the 140-acre site.
Canterbury Park CEO Randy Sampson commented: “Jason’s promotion is a recognition of the value he has brought to the company and our confidence in his leadership skills.
“Jason has been instrumental in the successful transformation of the land surrounding Canterbury Park into what we believe will position Canterbury Commons as a must-visit, must-experience destination for residents and guests in Shakopee and across the broader Minneapolis metropolitan area.”
Canterbury Park Holding Corporation is based in Shakopee, Minnesota and owns and operates Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino. The racetrack is Minnesota’s only thoroughbred and quarter horse racing facility, which offers live racing between the months of May and December.
Sampson elaborated on future residential development, the company’s long-term projects and Haugen's role at Canterbury Commons: “Approximately 900 units of residential development have either been completed or are underway, and we have successfully attracted multiple commercial uses to our property.
“Our long-term vision is rounding into focus under his leadership, and we are excited to see how he guides the future of Canterbury Commons.”