Stephen has over 15 years of real estate experience spanning construction, development, acquisitions, asset management, and leasing. In his role as Senior Vice President of Construction, he leverages his unique background to guide the department in producing durable assets across all Realterm’s platforms that meet the tenant’s and market’s needs while creating and preserving value for investors.
Prior to joining Realterm, Mr. Powell served as Assistant Vice President of Development at Penzance, a Washington DC based private equity developer, and was responsible for development and construction management across the firm’s varied portfolio. He led the entitlement, design, construction, and leasing efforts for Penzance’s development portfolio in Fairfax, VA totaling over 1.9 million square feet of mixed-use development. Prior to joining Penzance, Mr. Powell was a Construction Manager for The JBG Companies managing the design and construction of ground up luxury mixed-use residential developments in the Washington, DC area. From 2001 to 2012, he served as Project Manager – Level I and II positions for The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company where he managed complex projects across multiple product types including residential, commercial office, tenant fit-out, hospitality, and conference center space.
Mr. Powell received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. He is an active member of NAIOP DC|MD, DCBIA, and NAIOP Northern Virginia. He sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Membership Committee for NAIOP DC|MD. He is a recipient of the 2016 Developing Leaders Award from NAIOP.