Steve Patterson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Related Development, LLC. Mr. Patterson, who joined the company in 2010, is responsible for all new multifamily rental development activities for the company. With 28 years of professional experience within the real estate industry, Mr. Patterson has held ownership and management positions in the development, investment syndication, asset management, property management and construction fields. These activities included multifamily, office, retail, condo conversion and hotel properties, primarily in the southeastern U.S. Steve has an established track record of profitable real estate investment ventures totaling over $2 billion in value. Prior to joining Related, Steve served as CEO and President of ZOM Holding, Inc., a prominent multifamily development and management company focusing primarily in Florida and Texas. He founded ZOM Communities and ZOM Residential Services, the development and property management subsidiaries, in 1990. Since then, he managed the growth of these companies and their 400+ employees, realizing the development of over 10,000 multifamily units and a management portfolio of 20,000 apartments. ZOM has been recognized by the National Association of Homebuilders as both the Development and Property Management "Company of the Year". Prior to his career at ZOM, Patterson held management positions for Picerne Development and Huber Hunt and Nichols, overseeing development, property management and construction functions in Texas and Florida. Before coming to Florida in 1986, Steve worked with his father in Oklahoma, were he began his career in the multifamily development and management business. Patterson is a State of Florida licensed real estate broker and building contractor and holds the IREM Certified Property Manager designation. He is active with the National Multihousing Counsel and recently served as President of the N.A.H.B. Multifamily Leadership Board. He is frequently published in trade journals and has been invited twice to testify before Chairman Bernanke and the Federal Reserve Board to address housing industry matters. Steve graduated from Oklahoma State University with degrees in Engineering Technology and Construction Management.