Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Stephen serves as Regional Partner and heads the firm’s West Coast development efforts. He is responsible for expanding operations throughout West Coast gateway markets and identifying business opportunities from California to Washington. Tasks include assembling and managing professional teams to acquire and develop best of class logistic facilities including the acquisition of value add opportunities as well as site selection, entitlement, construction, leasing and disposition of new ground up developments.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

In 2016 Steve ramped up Batcheller Equities, Inc., a private commercial real estate investment and development firm founded in 2004. The firm focused on acquiring and developing industrial assets in Southern California with in-house capability for entitlements, ground up development, value add acquisitions, build-to-suits and asset/property management. Since its founding, Batcheller Equites in various partnerships and fee assignments, has acquired, developed, leased and/or sold millions of square feet of property with an aggregate value into the billions of dollars.
 
Prior to running Batcheller Equities, Inc., full time, Steve served as a Partner with Panattoni Development Company in Southern California from 2007 - 2015, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s office and industrial activities in the Inland Empire, Orange County and a portion of Los Angeles County. During his tenure, Steve was responsible for the development, acquisition, leasing and/or disposition of over 20,000,000 SF with an aggregate value approaching $2 Billion. Steve’s region generated the highest volume of development, leasing, sales and profitability of Panattoni’s North American operations. More importantly, Steve and his team were able to provide their investors and partners with meaningful, index beating returns.
 
Prior to joining Panattoni, Steve enjoyed a 20+ year career with CB Richard Ellis. At CBRE he managed two separate teams, one focused on capital market activities including investment dispositions throughout the Western United States and a second team specializing in development, leasing, and sales of industrial and office properties. He was involved in over $10 Billion in transactions representing over 100 million square feet. Steve was consistently ranked in the top 5% of all brokers nationwide within CBRE over a 20 year period, culminating with recognition as the #1 Producer in the Orange County Region in 2006.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

Board Member & Past President - NAIOP – Inland Empire Chapter
Member of the Urban Land Institute
NAIOP Inland Empire Developer of the Year
Orange County Business Journal – Developer of the Year
NAIOP Inland Empire Lease of the Year
City of Anaheim Developer of the Year
Elder Board – Mariners Church

EDUCATION

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business and a Masters of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at USC.