Steve Landfield boasts an accomplished background and years of experience in commercial leasing and sales, real estate education, and environmental safety training. In the brokerage arena, Steve has closed commercial transactions with several Manhattan real estate firms, including his own, NYC Homes, where he was a partner. Steve came to Nest Seekers International to work in these areas and to establish a commercial team of agents specializing in the leasing of retail, office, and other commercial spaces in Manhattan, as well as investment building sales and purchases.
Fueling his success in serving clients in all areas of the business is his reputation in the world of real estate education. Steve is a Certified New York Real Estate Instructor, teaching at the New York Real Estate Institute, New York’s largest real estate training school, where his popular “Introduction to Commercial Real Estate” continuing education class led to his development of a three-day “Certificate in Commercial Real Estate” class, which is one of the school’s showcase classes. He quite possibly teaches more commercial brokers and salespersons than anyone else in New York City.
Steve also teaches sales licensing classes in Construction Basics, Environmental Issues and The Valuation Process and Pricing Properties, as well as his own class in commercial building investment, where he teaches brokers how to analyze commercial building finances and how to select investment buildings for clients.
Steve was recently approved by the New York State, Department of State, as a Technical Instructor for Home Inspection and Appraiser classes for his "Introduction to Environmental Hazards" course.
He developed and teaches an “Introduction to Environmental Health Hazards", which is a unique real estate class held at The New York Real Estate Institute, and in upstate New York through the Manfred Real Estate Learning Center, where he will teach it in Albany, Buffalo & Rochester. The course covers lead, mold, asbestos, and radon hazards for real estate professionals and how to deal with them in sales and rental transactions.
Steve is knowledgeable in green building principles and practices, as evidenced by his LEED Green Associate credential from the US Green Building Council.
He was appointed in 1999 by the NJ State Legislature to the New Jersey Human Relations Council, which deals with issues of bias and prejudice, and where he served for two years as Vice-Chair. He remains an Advisory Board Member to the Council and he is the Chair of the Council’s Housing Committee, which examines issues of Fair Housing, as well as discrimination & bias. He also chairs the Council's Public Relations Committee.
Supplementing his real estate industry knowledge, is Steve’s background as an environmental hazard safety instructor. He is an EPA Certified Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor, allowing him to perform residential lead-based paint risk assessment or lead hazard screening services, which includes performing on-site inspections, taking samples, determining the severity of lead hazards, and developing options for eliminating those hazards. He is an expert in lead paint health hazards and safe removal procedures. He is also an EPA-Certified Renovator and a Principal Instructor in EPA/HUD Lead-Paint Safe Work Practices for Renovation, Repair and Painting. Steve is a certified Mold Remediation Worker and he has completed OSHA 30 hour general industry safety training. Steve has traveled the country, giving EPA Lead Certified Renovator training classes.
He also teaches industry safety seminars in NYC Lead Safe Work Practices and in Mold and Asbestos Awareness, Carbon Monoxide Compliance, "OSHA/EPA Safety and Reporting Requirements for Building Superintendents" and "How To Manage Renovation Projects" for New York City building superintendents, at Local 32BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund of the Service Employees International Union. If you want to become a certified union building superintendent in New York City, chances are you’ll take industry safety classes with him.
Steve is a member of his hometown Community Emergency Response Team, made up of trained volunteers who aid disaster victims when emergency responders are not readily available due to an overwhelming demand for their services. He is trained in emergency preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, first aid, light search & rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism awareness.
Steve has expertise in building operations and management, holding a Certificate in Advanced Property Management Techniques from The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development. He is a New York Accredited Realty Manager by the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM).
Outside of real estate, Steve is a commercial print model and actor who he has appeared in national newspaper and magazine ads as well as on several TV shows on the Discovery Channel, The History Channel and MTV.
Among his past jobs, Steve worked as an aide in the White House, in Washington, DC, during a prior presidential administration.
Steve has a BA in Urban Affairs from George Washington University and JD/MBA from the Washington University, in St. Louis, MO.
He recently became a Certified Real Estate Adviser from the Graduate School of Business at Touro College.
Steve came to Nest Seekers to build and run a strong Commercial Real Estate Team for the company, and to assist you in all of your commercial real estate needs.
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