As one of the founding partners of Engel Burman, Steven has been an integral part of building the communities, the brands, and the relationships that the company is so well-known for. Armed with over 30 years of industry experience and innovation, he is equipped with unrivaled insight and expertise. This brings with it an unmatched precision when it comes to identifying viable opportunities and creating value through profitable real estate dealings.
He calls upon his industry knowledge to masterfully negotiate complex contracts and transactions, including purchase, sale, and acquisition agreements, as well as loan agreements in excess of $2 billion dollars. From obtaining entitlements right through construction, Steven has an aptitude for fast-tracking deals from concept to completion, paving the way to creating extraordinary and vibrant residential and commercial developments.
Throughout his impressive career, Steven has built a formidable foundation of trust and rapport through his various ventures, including repositioning and managing retail and office buildings for both private and institutional owners, and negotiating intricate deals with sellers and lenders. He also has led Engel Burman’s foray into the purchasing of notes and mortgages from both local and institutional lenders.
Though his accomplishments are many, some of his most significant include:
- Successfully attaining the very first Industrial Development Agency (IDA) funding for an assisted living community in the State of New York.
- The procurement of land use approvals and municipal entitlements for over 3,000 beds within The Bristal — Engel Burman’s division of exceptional assisted living communities.
- Securing the entitlements for the construction of over 2,000 housing units in the tri-state area, as well as credit tenant retailers Lifetime Fitness, Rite-Aid, QuickChek, and Stop & Shop.
With an enduring commitment to the community, Steven lends his time, resources, and expertise on organizations close to his heart including Long Island Housing Partnership, Long Island Builders Institute, Vision Long Island, and the Long Island Real Estate Group.
Steven graduated cum laude from Tulane University and studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he was a member of the traveling basketball team. He earned his law degree at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.