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As the co-Founding Principal of Viking Partners, Steve’s purpose is to build trust among investors, partners, and his team by aggressively pursuing new opportunities and executing Viking’s business plan: buy it right, fix it, sell it. He leads Viking’s investment activities, including acquisitions and financing.
Steve has been investing in real estate for more than 30 years with extensive experience in delivering consistent and outsized returns for investors. After his quick promotion to partner at Midland Development Group in 1995, Steve became the principal of his own firm where he developed properties for renowned national retailers.
In 2008, Steve joined forces with his co-Founder, Bret Caller, to establish Viking Partners as a preeminent, value-add private equity real estate investment firm.
With his refined acquisition expertise, solid relationships, and financial strength, Steve has overseen Viking’s acquisition of assets in excess of $1 billion and deployment of capital in excess of $260 million. Under his leadership, Viking Partners has invested in more than 80 real estate projects totaling over 9.5 million square feet of retail, office, industrial, and multifamily space across 64 cities and 22 states. His robust network of owners, brokers, developers, bankers, and retailers provides Viking with a healthy pipeline of new acquisition and investment opportunities.
As a Cincinnati native, Steve dedicates much of his time, talent, and treasure to Cincinnati’s Jewish community. He also serves as Treasurer on the board of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati.
Steve serves on the board of Union Savings Bank. He holds a broker’s license in Ohio and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Steve is a graduate of The Ohio State University.