Extensive Experience. Unmatched Insight. Deep Expertise.

  • Steve Flanagan
  • Senior Advisor, Designated Broker

Steve brings a consultative, value added approach to advisory services, concentrating on the acquisition and sale of large-scale land assets ranging from subdivisions to master planned residential and mixed use developments for his clients in Florida.

As Crosland-Florida’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development from 2004-2008, Steve was responsible for acquiring over 1,400 acres of land valued at approximately $44 million and obtaining entitlements for 3,900 residential units and 475,000 square feet of retail/commercial space. Beginning his career with Aetna Realty Investors in 1967, and later with Old Stone Mortgage and Realty Trust, Steve developed strong expertise in crafting real estate loans and negotiating equity investments and joint ventures, managing corporate and real estate loan workouts, in addition to the effective and timely liquidation of assets. A corporate real estate restructuring assignment with Drexel Burnham Lambert Realty brought Steve to Central in 1980, where he has resided since completing that assignment

In 1990 following a successful 10 year career as a multifamily developer with Oxford, Picerne and for his own account, Steve began advising large, high profile clients such as Colonial Properties Trust, Trizec-Hahn, Citicorp Real Estate and the FDIC on the acquisition, entitlement and disposition of significant land assets in Florida, advancing to a productive brokerage practice with The Galbreath Company, Grubb & Ellis and Charles Wayne Properties. Successful assignments include representing Colonial Properties Trust in the assemblage and entitlement of 245 acres that became the Colonial Town Park mixed use development in Lake Mary; representing D.R. Horton in the assemblage, acquisition and entitlement of 2,000 acres for the 3,600 home Hickory Nut Village in the Horizon West sector of Orange County; and advising Orlando NTC Partners in its successful bid for redevelopment of the 923 acre Orlando Naval Training Center, which became Baldwin Park.

Steve graduated as a finance major in 1967 from Husson College in Bangor, Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended graduate school at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut with an emphasis in Economics and Finance.

He is professionally affiliated with various industry organizations, including the Greater Orlando Builders Association where he is a former Director, founder and past Chair of its Developers Council, and a Director of its Political Action Committee. Steve is also a ULI member, and Member of the ULI Central Florida District Council Management Committee, and was formerly a Director of the Association of Florida Community Developers (AFCD) and a founding director of the Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Society. He serves on the Economic Development Advisory Board in the City of Winter Park.

Notable Transactions:

Master Plan Community - 1,094 Lots/394 Acres
Twin Lakes, St. Cloud, Florida

Master Planned Community – 264 Lots/380 Acres
Deland, Volusia County, Florida

Ocean Sands – 10 Acres
Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida

City Mark PUD – 25 Acres
Orlando, Orange County, Florida

Master Planned Community – 268 Acres
Orlando, Orange County, Florida

East Lake Park – 136 Lots
Saint Cloud, Osceola County, Florida

Acuera – 38 Lots
Lake Mary, Seminole County, Florida

Wekiva Park – 17 Lots
Sanford, Seminole County, Florida

Paradise Preserve – 65 Acres
Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida

Lake Eve Apartment Site – 10 Acres
Orlando, Orange County, Florida