Steve currently serves as a Portfolio Manager for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and he is a member of the Private Real Estate Team, which actively invests and manages an approximate $9.0 billion equity real estate portfolio.  Previously, he was the Portfolio Manager of an actively managed REIT portfolio at OPERS for 12 years.  Prior to joining OPERS, Steve was an officer with Chemical Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of the former Chemical Bank now part of JP Morgan/Chase, responsible for the asset management of one third of a $3.2 billion commercial mortgage servicing portfolio and a staff appraiser for a Midwest real estate appraisal firm.  Steve received his BA in Economics and Business Administration from Hanover College in 1986. He received his MBA with an emphasis in Finance from The Ohio State University 1991.  He is a CFA Charter Holder (2000) as well as CAIA Charter Holder (2010).  Steve has served on the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of Columbus from 2007-2013 and as its President in 2010-2011.  Steve is active with his national fraternity and currently serves on the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) for Indiana Epsilon at Hanover College.  He previously served on the CAB for Ohio Iota at Denison University.   Steve has served on the faculty at the Phi Delta Theta Kleberg Emerging Leadership Institute (2015-2016), held each summer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio


Economics and Business Administration - Hanover College, 1986

MBA with an emphasis in Finance - The Ohio State University, 1991


BUSFIN 3400 - Introduction to Real Estate
Examine the economics of property rights, the fundamental theories in urban economics, and selected applications. Prereq: Econ 2001.01 (200) or 2002.01 (201), and BusMhr 2292 (BusAdm 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 670.
BUSFIN 4410 - Real Estate Finance
Basics of the mortgage markets and related finance investments and models of real estate valuation. Prereq: 3400 (670), or in Finance-BS plan. Not open to students with credit for 772.
BUSFIN 7241 - Real Estate Finance
Advanced topics in real estate valuations with applications to mortgage-related instruments and REITs. Prereq: MBA 6223, BusFin 6211, 6212, or enrollment in SMB-Finance program.
BUSFIN 7240 - Principles of Real Estate
Topics in Real Estate planning and development, property management, and related property laws. Prereq: MBA 6223, or BusFin 6211, 6212, or enrollment in SMB-Finance program.