A Dallas native, Steve Cowan has more than 30 years of diverse real estate experience with expertise in negotiating in the fields of: residential and commercial brokerage, commercial and mixed-use development, and asset management. Prior to entering the residential brokerage market in 2000, Steve was involved in a variety of development projects including retail, office tech, high-rise multi-family, single-family land and single-family residences. His comprehensive experience includes due diligence, feasibility and economic analysis, site selection, site acquisition, market analysis, land and-use planning, zoning and entitlement approvals, master planning, traffic mitigation, impact fee negotiations, architectural review, contract negotiations, horizontal and vertical development, operations management, marketing, leasing and project management. Steve is currently a highly regarded marketing specialist affiliated with eXp Realty LLC, recognized as the fastest growing real estate company in North America, growing at a rate of 175% per year, ranked #3 in national sales with 22,000 agents currently and growing. As a Dallas native, he has extensive market knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and specializes in specific areas south of LBJ. Steve’s commercial development experience includes serving as developer for The Genesis Real Estate Group, where Steve turned around a 600-unit multi-family high-rise project that was faltering, resulting in on time and on budget completion. Steve also led the analysis team for a 200-unit condominium development; reducing acquisition and pre-development costs, oversaw the marketing and sales staff, resulting in 40 percent pre-construction commitments. In addition, he handled the site-design for a 550-unit high-rise residential project, including contracts from traffic, engineering and zoning, which reduced preliminary development fees by 30 percent. As Chief Operating Officer of American Liberty Oil Company in Kaufman, Texas. Steve rezoned and developed non-usable portfolio land resulting in decreased carry expenses and bottom-line profit. In addition, he directed all aspects of American Liberty’s holding and subsidiary companies, including hotel, single-family development and corporate offices. While serving as vice president of Pacific Realty, Steve created asset value through on time and on or under budget development of shopping centers located in the southern United States, totaling $35 million cost value and $290 million market value. While working as a broker with Make Gravitt Company in Dallas, Cowan handled $22 million in gross sales and leasing, including land sales, industrial, office & retail leasing, and investment portfolio oversight. Additional work experience includes serving as a Vice President of Asset Management for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank, where Steve managed a $60 million real estate portfolio. He evaluated asset capitalization needs, coordinated the implementation of improvements during construction, directed leasing and management, all of which resulted in a 20 percent increase in the portfolio above capital cost. Cowan started his career as a manufacturer’s representative for a family-owned business.