Steve leads the sales group at Katerra and brings over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Most recently Steve ran the US apartment business for Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s third largest commercial real estate services provider. Prior to that, Steve was the chief investment officer for Pacific Urban Residential, one of the most successful West Coast-based private real estate operators in the country. Before Pacific, Steve served in multiple senior transaction roles for BlackRock, one of the world’s largest real estate investment firms.
Also prior to Katerra, Steve served on the board of directors of Valet Waste, Inc., the leading doorstep and recycling company in the US. In that role, Steve was instrumental in growing the company to serving over 750,000 apartment units daily, leading to a successful sale of the company at the end of 2015.
Steve holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and an MBA in Real Estate & Finance from The Anderson School at UCLA. He is a former board of directors member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and a current Multifamily Bronze Council Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).