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  • Stephen is a LEED® Accredited Professional
  • BA in Real Estate and Urban Analysis from The Ohio State University
  • MBA from Xavier University
Stephen Dronen
Director of Development
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Stephen joins Olive Tree Holdings as Director of Development.
Stephen is responsible for overseeing Olive Tree’s new construction development platform as well as its affordable housing redevelopments. Prior to joining Olive Tree, Stephen worked for specialized development firms KEAN Ventures and The Fortus Group, where he led development of complex, mixed-use developments in urban settings. Prior to that, Stephen managed downtown development for the City of Cincinnati, where he led the city’s role in redeveloping over a million square feet of downtown properties. Stephen began his career working for the Miller-Valentine Group, one of the largest affordable housing developers in the country, where he participated in the development of more than 1,000 affordable apartments. Across his career, Stephen has facilitated over $650 million of real estate and developed over 3,500 apartments. Stephen is a LEED® Accredited Professional and holds a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Real Estate and Urban Analysis from The Ohio State University, and an MBA from Xavier University.
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