The three original partners grew the company from
ten employees to the largest owner and operator of mobile home communities in 1987.
Since 1990, CWS has focused on acquiring and developing apartment communities in
eight major metropolitan areas in Texas, North Carolina, Colorado and California.
CWS has approximately 15,000 units under ownership and development. The portfolio
is comprised almost entirely of luxury properties, with an asset value of $1.5 billion.
In March 1998, Steve engineered the merger of CWS' manufactured housing business
with an affiliate of Security Capital Group to form a private real estate investment
trust called CWS Communities Trust. Steve served as President of CWS Communities
Trust from March 1998 through December 2000. CWS Communities Trust was sold to Chateau
Communities, a publicly traded New York Stock Exchange real estate investment trust,
on August 2, 2001 in a transaction valued in excess of $500 million. In recognition
of Steve's in-depth understanding of the manufactured housing industry, he was named
to the Chateau Board of Directors. Steve is now focused on guiding CWS Capital Partners
strategically and expanding its capital relationships as well as a number of philanthropic
efforts outside of the company.
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Masters of
Science in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. He is an active
member of the World President's Organization and is a major investor and serves
on the Board of Directors for the Hunger Project, an organization whose sole
mission is to end chronic hunger in the world.