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Steve Patterson

Steve PattersonPresident
Related Development

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Steve Patterson leads all aspects of Related Group’s highly successful multifamily and mixed-use division. Since the establishment of the rental group in 2010, Steve has grown it into one of Related’s most prolific, with numerous flagship properties throughout the Southeastern United States, as well three regional offices located in Miami, Atlanta and, most recently, Dallas.


Steve is an innovator who is constantly exploring new construction methods, crafting new features to enhance the rental experience, and seeking to make each new venture more successful than the last. This philosophy led him to create several unique brands tailored for all lifestyles and various income levels, which include the garden-style “Town” apartments, the more luxurious midrise “Manor” properties and the lavish “Icon” high-rises. Steve was also an integral part of the firm’s expansion into the mixed-use sector, leading the development of CityPlace Doral—an $800-million project with more than 1,000 residences and over 40 commercial tenants that delivered in early 2017. All Related Development properties are regarded as best-in-class assets, evidenced by achieving top-dollar rents and record-breaking exit prices.


Under Steve’s leadership, the Related Development team has delivered over 5,500 units with an additional 4,100 in predevelopment or under construction. The division expects to start construction on an additional 5,000 units over three regions within 10 different Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) by 2020.


In addition to development, Steve also pursues investment in value-add acquisitions in all income property sectors. His track record of profitable real estate investment ventures is valued at over $4 billion.


Prior to joining Related, Steve held executive positions at ZOM Holding, Inc., a multifamily development and management company focusing primarily in the Southeastern U.S., and before that, held management positions for Picerne Development and Huber, Hunt & Nichols, overseeing development, property management and construction functions in Texas, Virginia and Florida. During Steve’s tenure, ZOM was recognized by the National Association of Homebuilders as Company of the Year in both the development and property management categories.


Steve was formerly president of the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board, he is frequently published in trade journals and has twice been invited to testify on housing industry matters before the Federal Reserve Board. He holds degrees in engineering technology and construction management from Oklahoma State University.