Steve joined CG Hanson in 2019 with over 25 years of planning, development, project management, and ownership experience. He earned his Masters degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, worked at the American Planning Association and then as a planner in Chicago and Lake County, IL before moving to Iowa City where he served as the Neighborhood Services Coordinator, coordinating staff and programs such as community development, neighborhood services, housing rehabilitation, housing inspection, and the Housing Authority. Steve was then a Senior Project Manager for Chicago based HBK Engineering where he worked with communities and developers to plan for development projects from conception to site plan, full construction documents to completion. Steve then worked with Eagle View Partners as the VP of Properties, overseeing new and existing projects with mixes of use such as residential, commercial, office and hospitality.
Steve is experienced in getting projects out of the ground through working with the community and blending economic development programs through a variety of federal, state, local, and private funding sources. Programs and projects include master planning, community and economic development, downtown and neighborhood infill, housing, hospitality and commercial/office, business/development assistance, and analyzing community or project needs. He works closely with building owners, land owners and municipalities to develop master plans and solve planning and development issues. He also takes into account regulatory requirements and financial implications, making sure that projects work financially, and become assets to their communities with thoughtful and sustainable design.