Steve holds a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego. He also holds a M.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of San Diego. Steve was certified to practice law by the supreme court of California and the U.S. District Court. Steve first practiced law with an emphasis in real estate in San Diego. Subsequently, he served as general counsel for a large real estate development company and the managing partner of numerous commercial real estate projects in Southern California. From 1987 to 1998 Steve was a fifty percent partner in Triarc and Triarc Asset Management (TAM); a San Diego based commercial and residential development company. Triarc successfully developed retail, office, industrial, specialty car wash and residential properties despite the difficult real estate market conditions of the late eighties and early nineties in Southern California. TAM managed Triarc’s properties as well as a large number of 3rd party owned properties. In 1998 Steve formed The Focus Group specializing in the development of multi-tenant and single tenant retail properties. The Focus Group has successfully completed over 100 projects, totalling over several million square Feet throughout the United States. In 2009, Mr. Grady began acquiring, rehabilitating, and managing multifamily and other distressed opportunities. Since the Great Recession, Mr. Grady has continued to develop retail projects and has redeveloped over 5,000 multi tenant units.
Steven has over 12 years Real Estate Development experience and obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Davenport University, Michigan, with major in strategic management. He also holds a BSc ( Hons ) in Town Planning from University of Dundee, Scotland and RICS Diploma in Surveying from College of Estate Management, England. Before moving to the USA, Steven had a successful real estate development career with Gladedale Homes and Tilfen Land. Over a 10 year period he was directly involved in acquisition, planning and development of commercial, retail and residential projects worth in excess of $300 million, including Shoebury Garrison, Veridion Park and Thames Innovation Centre all based in Greater London and South East England. With The Focus Group Steven is responsible for bringing forward both tenant “build to suit” and multi-family development projects and over the past year has successfully completed several restaurants including Popeyes, Pieology, Blaze Pizza and Mad Greens. In his spare time, Steven enjoys playing golf and visiting family/friends in the UK.
Jessica started out as a Construction Disbursement Officer at Evans Title Company in 2009. She then furthered her career at T-Bird Restaurant Group as Accounts Payable and Receivable Processor in 2013. In 2016, Jessica joined The Focus Group attending to accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable. She has been certified in bookkeeping and accounting, among other areas. As a business major, she continues her education to further her expertise at The Focus Group.
Nancy obtained an associate degree in Science from Grossmont College. After graduation she worked at Jurgens Chiropractic and then grew her career toward marketing in the medical field. She has over 10 years administrative experience and is continually expanding her experience and expertise. In 2017 she joined The Focus Group in marketing, leasing and operations.