04 Oct Stephen Saunders
Stephen started his career in 1995 at Aronov Realty Brokerage, Inc. in Montgomery, Alabama. in Residential Sales. He quickly transitioned to Commercial Sales before joining Aronov Realty Management. While at Aronov, he leased and managed valued at $620,000,000 in six states, including five regional shopping malls in the Southeast. While he worked for the Development Division, he focused on Publix-anchored Shopping Centers and handled out parcels and excess land sales in 15 states. In 2010, he began working for The Shopping Center Group, where his main focus was on retail leasing and out parcel sales. He also owned Saunders Realty where he developed Retail Properties throughout the Southeast. In 2019, Stephen joined Beck Partners. We is eager to help you market your investment properties throughout the Southeast Region with a focus on the Gulf Coast Corridor from Mobile, Alabama to Jacksonville, Florida and from Birmingham, Alabama to the Golden Coast in Boca Raton. Experience, honesty, dedication and tenacity are some of the words used by his clients to describe Stephen’s dedication to his craft.
Stephen studied at the University of Alabama’s School of Accounting and played on the University of Alabama Golf Team. Stephen transferred to Jacksonville State University to play on the JSU Golf Team from 1989 until 1992, while also attending JSU’s School of Accounting and School of Business.
Community Leadership, Certifications, + Awards
- CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
- ICSC Member
- Kidney Foundation of Montgomery – Past Board Member
- National Kidney Foundation
- Licensed Broker in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi
Family & Hobbies
Stephen moved to the Pensacola, Florida Area from Birmingham, Alabama in January 2019. He has two sons: Aaron Elijah Saunders, who resides in Denver, CO, and Micah Aronov Saunders, who resides in Venice Beach, CA. Stephen enjoys golf, as well as going to the beach and the lake. One of his favorite quotes by Mark Twain is, “I’m only human – although I regret it.”
Selected Client List
- MBA American Management, LLC. – Charlette NC
- RCG Ventures, Atlanta Georgia
- LADD Realty Management – Mountain Brook, AL
- GBR Properties, Tulsa, OK
- Westgate Development, Inc. – Auburn, AL
- Debartolo Development Inc. – Los Angeles, Ca.
- Pointe Retail, – Atlanta GA
- Tisdale Family Partnership – Andalusia, AL
- National Surety Insurance Corporation
- Gannett Publishing
- Dollar General Corporation
- Verizon Wireless
“I’ve worked with Stephen Saunders of Beck Partners since about 2005, and his well-rounded expertise and knowledge of the industry has never failed me. I once had a property with significant vacancies, and Stephen was able to bring people in to lease it on the spot. That’s just one example of how his network and knowledge has aided me over the years, and it’s been extremely helpful to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry at my side.”
-John Tisadale, Jr. of Westgate Development, Inc.
About Beck Partners
Connect and protect: It’s what we do. Our unique combination of services allows our team to collaborate openly, share ideas, and provide solutions that help our clients in a way that few other firms can.
Founded in 2014 through a merger of Beck Property Company––a commercial real estate firm established by Gregg Beck in 1981––and McGraw Insurance, a proven veteran insurance producer led by Reid Rushing, with deep roots in the community and a family history of success in the insurance industry, our forward-thinking firm was built on a firm foundation of strong principles.
Our vision is to Connect and Protect, and our mission is to create innovative partnerships that bring awesome people together to forge successful futures. We do this by recruiting and developing the best people, securing our clients’ best interests, and investing in our communities.