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, the former NYC Homes, where he was a partner. Steve came to Nest Seekers International in 2012 to work in these areas and to specialize in the leasing of retail, office, and other commercial spaces, as well as investment building sales, development sites 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 New York State Approved 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, and a basic but comprehensive survey of commercial leasing and sales. He quite possibly teaches more commercial brokers and salespersons than anyone else in New York City.
Steve teaches all New York real estate sales and brokers licensing classes, does private classes and tutoring and also teaches another class he created: "Case Studies in Commercial Real Estate Building Investments", where he shows brokers how to analyze commercial building finances and how to select investment buildings for clients, Section 1031 Exchanges, as well basic background in New York City zoning, air rights and due diligence.
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. The course covers lead, mold, asbestos, and radon hazards for real estate professionals, where they can be found and how to deal with them in sales and rental transactions. He is approved by the New York State, Department of State as a Technical Instructor for Home Inspectors & Appraisers for this class.
Steve is a Continuing Education Instructor in the Division of Continuing & Professional Studies at Baruch College - City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City, where he teaches Facility Management & Codes, Health And Safety For Facilities, a course which examines the legal requirements and physical factors that promote safe, productive working environments, and New York real estate salesperson's licensing classes.
Supplementing his real estate industry knowledge, is Steve’s background as a Hazardous Materials Instructor, and his extensive knowledge of the environmental hazards found in residential and commercial buildings. He is an EPA Certified Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor, allowing him to perform residential lead-based paint risk assessments, 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 works for Environmental Education Associates, of Buffalo, New York (EEA) as a Hazardous Materials Instructor, where he teaches initial and renewal classes in EPA Lead-Based Paint Safely for Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP). He is heavily involved in the training of hundreds of workers at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), after a recent city investigation revealed that they had not been trained in lead safe work practices or in the inspection for lead in NYCHA housing. Shortly, he will begin instructing them in Mold Abatement as well.
Steve is also a Principal Instructor for EEA in New York State Mold Assessor, Mold Remediation Contractor & Mold Abatement Worker training for licensing under the New York State Mold Evaluation and Remediation Law, effective January 1, 2016, being administered by the NY State Department of Labor. He has completed OSHA 30 hour general industry safety training. He has traveled the country, giving EPA Lead Certified Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) training classes. He is a licensed New York State Mold Abatement Worker - Supervisor.
Last Fall he testified before the EPA in Washington, D.C. at a Regulatory Reform Hearing, as part of a successful effort to save the RRP program from regulatory cuts under the Trump Administration.
Steve also teaches industry safety seminars in NYC Lead Safe Work Practices and in Mold and Asbestos Awareness, Carbon Monoxide Compliance, Heat and Hot Water, Integrated Pest Management, Bed Bug Awareness, Chemical Safety in the Workplace 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 environmental safety classes with him.
In 2015-2016 he taught Asbestos Awareness, Carbon Monoxide Compliance, Integrated Pest Management, Mold Awareness and New York City Lead Paint Safe Work Practices as part of the Next Steps Program, through Hostos Community College in The Bronx & The City University of New York, for the NYC Department of Correction, to inmates at the Riker's Island Jail Facility, to help them learn skills to get employment upon their release and to help reduce violence in the jails.
Steve is a FEMA Disaster Housing Inspector with WSP USA Inspection Services. Housing inspectors travel to federally determined disaster areas after earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters to confirm damage to homes and personal property impacted from the disaster, in order to assist the U.S. government in determining the level of federal aid to be granted to disaster survivors.
Steve was a Real Estate Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Learning Express, LLC, for whom he reviewed the content and accuracy of real estate sales and broker's exams for use in online licensing exam preparation for the national real estate exam, for those states giving that test as a portion of their licensing requirements.
He was appointed in 1999 by the NJ State Legislature to the New Jersey Human Relations Council (NJHRC) (www.njhrc.og), which deals with issues of bias and prejudice reduction, and where he served for two years as Vice-Chair. In 2014-2015 he served as the Chair of the NJHRC Advisory Board, working on human relations and civil rights issues in the state. He remains a member of the Advisory Board.
Steve is a member of the Jersey City, New Jersey 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, shelter management, fire safety, medical operations, first aid, light search & rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism awareness. He is a trained weather spotter for the National Weather Service Skywarn Program and an FCC licensed amateur radio operator (KD2FWU).
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, as designated by the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM).
He is a member of of Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), and participates on it's Upper Manhattan and Bronx Commercial Division Committee.
Outside of real estate, Steve is a commercial print model and actor who he has appeared in national newspaper and magazine ads (Vytorin & Jet Blue) as well as on several TV shows on the History Channel (where he played the Irish mobster Dean O'Banion in "Paddywhacked" , a History of the Irish mob in America". He also played several roles in the Investigation Discovery Network's "Most Evil" series, and as a high school principal on an MTV show.
Among his past jobs, Steve worked as an aide in the White House, in Washington, DC, during the Carter Administration.
Steve has a BA in Urban Affairs from George Washington University and a JD/MBA from Washington University, in St. Louis, MO.
Steve came to Nest Seekers to concentrate on commercial real estate, and he is prepared to assist you in your commercial real estate needs, whether it is leasing, sales or investment.
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