Kent S. Digby

The Peterson Companies

Executive Vice President, Asset Management & Operations National Harbor

Job Functions: Asset Management, Development


Kent S. Digby serves as Executive Vice President and Senior Asset Manager for all Peterson entities at National Harbor. Kent oversees the effective operation of National Harbor, a 350 acre mixed-use development featuring hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, thousands of residential units, scores of shops and restaurants, a marina, and The Capital Wheel.

As an Executive, Kent offers an impressive record of hands-on leadership with excellent communication skills which he uses to continually motivate focused teams toward goal attainment. He is known for providing a stabilizing influence regardless of the situation and is persistent, resourceful and innovative with relentless initiative and exceptional problem solving skills. Kent has been a valued employee of Peterson Companies for over 10 years. He was instrumental in opening National Harbor, and has played a key role in making National Harbor an exciting waterfront destination and exceptional community.

Prior to joining Peterson Companies, Kent served as the Executive Vice President of Management & Marketing for the Mills Corporation for over 15-years.

Kent serves as the President of the National Harbor Owner’s Association as well as President and Chairman of the National Harbor Convention & Visitors Association.

FUN FACT: Kent enjoys sport fishing on his boat.

FAVORITE PROJECT: Running a small city under the unofficial title as “Mayor of National Harbor.”

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type