Managing Director, Western Region
USAA Real Estate Company
As Managing Director of the Western Region for USAA Real Estate Company, Steve is responsible for new business generation including identification, coordination and implementation of development and build-to-suit transactions. In addition, Steve handles real estate acquisitions in the California, Nevada and Arizona for the company. He is responsible for all aspects of the acquisition process including sourcingtransactions, market and property underwriting, due diligence and closing. Over the past five years, Steve has assisted the company in executing office, industrial and land development transactions totaling more than $650 million in value.
Steve also has an extensive background in the management and marketing of USAA’s Western Region portfolio of commercial real estate properties in various locations such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Reno, Sacramento, Seattle, Phoenix and others. This experience affords the company and its clients a unique perspective on leasing, tenant relations, construction and expense management.
Prior to joining USAA, Steve was a Vice President with CB Richard Ellis/Koll Marketing Group for nearly eight years. Steve was responsible for marketing activities within Koll-owned and managed properties in the Orange County, California area. These projects totaled more than 4 million square feet of Class A and Trophy quality space including Koll Center Newport, Koll Center Irvine, Koll Center Irvine North and portions of Hutton Center.
Before joining CB Richard Ellis/Koll, Steve worked for six years with Grubb & Ellis and McCarter Burke and specialized in representing both corporate tenants and owners. At McCarter Burke, Steve was named Rookie of the Year in 1986. He began his career in marketing as a sales representative for Honeywell, Inc.
Steve is serving as the 2012 President of NAIOP SoCal, the nation’s second largest chapter, with nearly 1,000 members. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (MBA) and California State University at Fullerton. He is also a licensed California real estate brokers and holds the CCIM designation.