Steve is the Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Leasing for Kane. He primarily supervises all of the company’s retail leasing activities. In addition, he is responsible for the direct execution of specific projects.
With more than 35 years as a real estate broker, 30 of which were exclusively in retail properties, Steve has experience with all types of shopping center projects, having leased properties ranging from small, unanchored specialty centers to multi-anchored regional malls to outdoor, mixed-use developments. His experience includes the leasing of new centers from the ground up as well as re-merchandising existing properties under redevelopment.
Prior to Kane, Steve had associations with Rubin Strouse Retail in Philadelphia and North Hills, Inc. in Raleigh, where his focus was on traditional enclosed regional malls as well as distressed properties. Steve has been recognized numerous times by the Triangle Business Journal for the execution of significant retail leases. He was noted for the Triangle market’s largest retail lease for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2014 in addition to being recognized for the Top Retail Lease Transaction of the Decade in 2010. He was also honored with the Lease Transaction of the Year Award for 2012 by the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors and has been a member of their Million Dollar Retail Leasing Club for many years.
Steve is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in real estate.
An active alumnus, Steve is a member of the East Carolina University Board of Visitors, having served as Chair of the Board from July 2011 through June 2013. He is also a member of the East Carolina University Educational Foundation, the College of Business Commerce Club and a Life Member of the Alumni Association. He holds membership in the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors and the North Carolina and National Commercial Investment Member Institute (The CCIM Institute). He has earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute and both the Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) designations from the International Council of Shopping Centers.