As a partner at Ian Black Real Estate, Steve is active in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry. Steve represents some of the largest Landlords and Developers in South West Florida. In his 17-year career, Steve has been involved in over $400 million dollars in transaction volume. Steve is routinely involved in some of the largest and interesting transactions in the area. In addition, growing up in the restaurant business has provided a unique perspective for his clients. Steve has represented several restaurant groups including national, regional, and local operators.
Steve received a BS in Finance from Mercer University and started his career with Morgan Stanley out of college. After Morgan Stanley Steve took a position with a Land Planning firm located in Sarasota specializing in eminent domain work. With an entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in real estate, Steve was encouraged by a mentor to take a CCIM class in 2002 and was hooked after his first day. That class led to a meeting with Ian Black in 2003 which sparked a relationship and partnership that continues to this day.
Steve obtained his CCIM designation in 2008.
When Steve is not doing deals, he enjoys spending time with his wife Beth (Florida Native) and their two sons Jack and Charlie. Steve also enjoys being on the board of Trustees at Saint Stephens Episcopal School where he is the Treasurer.
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