Stephen is the national leader of Transwestern’s Nonprofit Advisory Group, which helps nonprofits of all sizes minimize occupancy costs and capitalize on the tremendous savings uniquely available to tax-exempt organizations. He provides a full range of occupier and agency services to the nonprofit community.


An experienced real estate professional, Stephen provides consulting and transaction services to leading nonprofit institutions in New York City and across the country. He has successfully completed more than 4 million square feet of transactions for nonprofits, with a keen eye towards ensuring that the organization’s real estate strategy is in complete support of its critical mission.
Prior to joining Transwestern, Stephen served as senior manager for Denham Wolf Real Estate Services. During his career, he has helped a wide spectrum of nonprofits secure mission-driven administrative and program space, including Children’s Aid, Goodwill Industries, City Year, KIPP Foundation, Genesys Works and the National Museum of Mathematics.
Stephen has particular expertise in securing off-market real estate solutions for the Social Service and Education sectors requiring ground-up construction and adaptive reuse. Additionally, he is an expert at implementing holistic dispositions and acquisitions processes, having recently helped The Atlantic Foundation extract $50,000,000 from its Chelsea property and a simultaneous relocation. Other recent investment sales transactions include the Manhattan sale of a 110,000-square-foot community facility site to the Marymount School of New York and an 80,000-square-foot build-to-suit headquarters consolidation for Children’s Aid in Harlem.


Stephen is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York. He serves as the Chair of the Associate Board for the National Museum of Mathematics and sits on Transwestern’s Board of Directors. He is a frequent public speaker at thought leadership conferences for the nonprofit sector, including the Rooftops Conference, Teach For America, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and Lawyers Alliance for New York. Stephen is sought after as a press source for nonprofits and real estate and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Post and Crain’s New York Business.


Stephen earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in real estate development from New York University.

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