Chief Executive Officer
Evergreen Real Estate Group
Steve oversees operations for Evergreen including Property Management, Acquisitions and Development for over 8,500 multi-family units across 10 states. Steve’s primary role is to ensure that Evergreen’s executive staff has the coordinated plan, tools and resources to achieve the organizations desired results. Steve leads his team in the development of Evergreen’s annual work plan as well as the organization’s overall long-term strategic plan and its best-in-class/best practices initiatives. Steve is also well versed in affordable and conventional, market rate acquisitions and development and has led Evergreen’s recent efforts in the development and acquisition of over 2,500 apartment units.
Prior to joining Evergreen Steve served in senior marketing positions for such companies as SC Johnson, Johnson & Johnson and The Kellogg Company and led the development and marketing of new products both domestically and internationally. Steve earned an MBA in marketing from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s Degree at The American University. Steve is fluent in Spanish and upon graduation from American, was selected as a VIP Liaison at the World’s Fair in Seville, Spain. Steve is a licensed Real Estate Broker, on the Board of Directors for the National Apartment Association, past president of the Chicagoland Apartment Association and serves on both the Architectural Review Board and Downtown Development Committees for the Village of Lake Bluff. Steve is a Trustee at the Ravinia Festival, former President of the Ravinia Associates Board and is a member of the Georgetown University Alumni Association. Steve lives in Lake Bluff, Illinois with his wife and three children.