A native of Wilmington, Hansen graduated from East Carolina University in 1980 with a BSBA degree. After returning to Wilmington, he began practicing commercial real estate brokerage in 1981 and has been a partner in Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co. since the company began in 1987.
During the course of his career, he has directed and successfully completed multiple site selection assignments representing both purchasers and tenants who have sought to open business operations in southeastern North Carolina. Seller representation continues to be a mainstay of his practice and his client list includes many national firms in addition to regional owners and individual investors.
Hansen believes in the merits of strong community involvement. He currently serves as the President-Elect of the Wilmington Rotary Club. His past involvement includes two terms on the Board of Directors for Wilmington Downtown, Inc., two terms for the Board of Directors for the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, various committee chairs within the Wilmington Association of Realtors and membership in North Carolina Economic Development Association. He and his wife, Angela, have three grown daughters who reside in North Carolina.