As Chief Transformation Officer, Steve guides the vision and execution of initiatives that continue to reshape the Transwestern enterprise for long-term, sustainable growth. This includes orchestrating resources to scale capabilities and optimize synergies across the Transwestern companies that fulfill the firm’s mission of value creation for investors, clients and team members.


Steve joined Transwestern in 2000 and served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer for 21 years. In this role, he oversaw all financial matters for the firm and its affiliates, including accounting and reporting, cash management and forecasting, and internal audit. He also directed project accounting and the development of national standards and policies for regional financial projects.
Prior to joining Transwestern, Steve was senior controller at Hines, responsible for the real estate development and management company’s Dallas operations, including the Dallas Galleria complex. Previously, he was assistant controller for Ayrshire/Eland Corporation, a privately held residential and commercial real estate company in Houston. He also held various positions with KPMG Peat Marwick in Houston.


Steve is an active or former member of the following organizations:
  • National Association of Real Estate Companies (NAREC)
  • Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA)
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • St. Agnes Academy Board of Directors


Steve earned a BBA with a double major in accounting and management from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner (inactive).