Retail Sales and Leasing, Investment Sales, Consulting, Land Acquisition and Development
Licensed in the State of Oregon
Stephen has been successfully selling and leasing commercial real estate in Central Oregon for more than 30 years. In September of 1996, Stephen co-founded Compass Commercial Real Estate Services and worked to make it the leading brokerage firm in Central Oregon. He enjoys selling and leasing commercial real estate and the connections he has made in the community since 1984. He played a key role as a partial owner in the development and lease of the property at Neff Place in Bend.
Over the years, Stephen served as the company president, sales manager and designated principal broker for the company. Prior to co-founding Compass Commercial, Stephen was a broker with Investwest Real Estate from 1993 to 1996. He also served as a broker with Central Oregon Leasing & Management from 1990 to 1993 and with Frank Ruegg Company from 1984 to 1990.
Stephen is passionate about the Central Oregon community and uses his real estate and development expertise to help community organizations. He serves as a board member on the property committee with Shepherd’s House Ministries in Bend where he focuses on strategic planning. One of his notable achievements with the organization was his assistance with purchasing a home to support the Women and Children’s Program. He also facilitated the purchase of the unique property housing the former Mt. Bachelor Academy to create a youth leadership camp outside of Prineville. He volunteers with the Teen Challenge Program to teach and mentor students. He also serves on the missions and elder board at Foundry Church. Stephen previously served in Latvia, visiting the country at least 10 times to help expand the Eagle’s Wings Youth Camp.
Accomplishments & Accolades
- Co-founded Compass Commercial 1996
- National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Commercial Group of Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR)
Former Mt. Bachelor Academy