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Steven Vliss

Highpointe Communities

President & CEO

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Development, Investment Management, Investor Relations


Steve Vliss is President and Chief Executive Officer. He co-founded Highpointe Communities in 1997. By leading the company through various transitions during ever changing economic climates, he guided the company with strong leadership, knowledge and wisdom that is the culmination of more than thirty years of experience in the real estate development industry. His vision for the company embraces the concept of community building throughout the supply chain to include sensitivity and consideration of the needs and desires of landowners, neighboring communities, local government, permitting agencies, builders and ultimately homeowners to ensure the successful completion of each project. A Southern California native, Mr. Vliss began his career in real estate development after attending the University of California, Irvine. Shortly after, Mr. Vliss joined Inco Homes, a publicly-traded California homebuilder where he quickly advanced to the level of Senior Vice President and soon thereafter, Chief Operating Officer. Following his tenure at Inco, Mr. Vliss joined Kaufman & Broad in 1995 as president of its Homebuilding and Development Division for Orange County and the Inland Empire Region of Southern California. Mr. Vliss has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association and is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation