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Stephen Buchanan

  • Senior Development Manager

Current Responsibilities
As Senior Development Manager, Stephen is responsible for executing existing projects and sourcing new development opportunities. Stephen directly manages the development process from investment feasibility, land planning & entitlement, architectural design, financing, and lease-up through overseeing construction with key project stakeholders. Stephen collaborates with consultants, contractors, and partners on every project to result in the optimal outcomes for end-users and investors while concurrently making decisions to ensure risks are mitigated.

Past Experience
Prior to joining United Properties, Stephen worked at Cypress Real Estate Advisors as Acquisition & Development Associate and then Development Manager, whereby Stephen executed and oversaw commercial office and multi-family development projects in Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, and Denver, CO. In 2022, Stephen secured entitlements for 1,150 rental units in Nashville, TN for a multi-phase master plan, which involved eighteen months of heavy community engagement, design feasibility, and coordination with public officials.

Professional and Community Involvement
Stephen is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and has served on multiple committees within the organization, including the Young Leaders Steering Committee from 2020 to 2023, and served as the Chairperson of the Young Leaders’ Mentorship Forum for a two-year period from 2021 to 2023. Stephen was named ULI Austin’s Young Leader of the Year in 2022. Stephen has also served as Member and Chairperson of The Trail Conversancy’s Redbud Steering committee from 2020 to 2022. Stephen is also an active member of the University of Texas Real Estate Center.

Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin after transferring from Auburn University.