Steve Joseph, President and CEO of CBIZ Gibraltar Real Estate Services, has specialized in providing conflict-free tenant representation to clients for over 31 years. Throughout his tenure, Steve has completed over $7.5 billion dollars of transactions throughout the United States.
Steve specializes in structuring complex real estate transactions for a broad spectrum of clients, including major public corporations, non-profits, financial services, insurance, legal, professional services, privately held, R&D, as well as technology and government entities.
Steve was a principal at the Trammell Crow Company for many years, quickly becoming one of the company’s top producers in the nation and Chicago’s top producing broker. Steve’s objective was to build a firm dedicated to representing tenants both locally and nationally, offering all of the services provided by the multi-national real estate firms, on a conflict-free basis. Steve’s goal of conflict-free representation encouraged him to start Gibraltar.
Shortly after starting the firm, he was approached by CBIZ Inc. (NYSE), the nation’s leading professional services firm. CBIZ acquired Gibraltar Real Estate, and Steve has led the company’s real estate practice ever since.
Since its inception, CBIZ Gibraltar has expanded its specialties to include, not only tenant representation, but also to assist tenants with site selection, portfolio management, program management, tax incentives and operating expense auditing.
Steve’s tenure in the commercial real estate industry has drawn much success, and in 2017, Steve was named one of the “Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago” by Crain’s.
Outside of his professional career, Steve supports and is involved with multiple charities and community organizations. Steve sits on the board of the Anti-Defamation League and is supportive of Catapult Technology Incubator as well as multiple charitable organizations, including PAWS and the Anti-Cruelty Society.