As a graduate of the Wildlife Management program at The University of Maine, Steven began his real estate career in 1983 by focusing on transactions involving land. In 1986 he joined Patten Corporation, one of the largest land development companies in the US, as a land acquisition specialist. In 1987 he became a Regional Vice President and over a 6-year period was responsible for the acquisition, development, and sales of over 30,000 acres and $75 million. In 1993 he opened Colorado Woodland Properties, LLC, specializing in the sale and development of Colorado ranches, and successfully transacted more than 40,000 acres and $100 million. With the UCRE team Steve has been able to share his expertise with more ranch and land clients than any other company in the US dealing in rural property.