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Steven Lehr

Managing Director

Steven Lehr Managing Director
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professional Experience

Steve Lehr is the Managing Director of the CBRE Land Services Group.  Mr. Lehr leads over 70 professionals in over 30 offices in the United States and Canada. The CBRE Land Services Group is a global network of experienced professionals focusing exclusively on land transactions. The primary Land Services market space is raw land, entitled land, improved residential lots, and redevelopment.  Mr. Lehr is responsible for strategic positioning of the Group and assuring implementation of best practices.

Mr. Lehr's emphasis is understanding market conditions and global capital flow as it relates to land investment and disposition. Mr. Lehr has developed a global network of private equity and capital sources and works closely with domestic debt and equity sources through CBRE to arrange appropriate financial structures for land transactions. Mr. Lehr’s comprehensive understanding of market conditions, land entitlement and development, and capital sources makes him a leader in land brokerage. In his time at CBRE, Mr. Lehr has represented clients in the disposition of interest in over 1.5 million acres of land and mineral rights. 

In addition, Mr. Lehr leads initiatives with multiple CBRE service lines, including the Global Corporate Services, Private Client, Retail Development, Industrial, Hotel, and Multi-Housing Groups for land disposition and acquisition. Mr. Lehr works with CBRE Consulting, Valuation, and Capital Markets in the evaluation, acquisition, disposition, and underwriting of complex land development and portfolio sales.  Mr. Lehr has also been actively involved in the development of public policy and use of GIS technology by the private sector.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota and Federal Court
  • Metro East Development Partnership (Board of Directors)
  • City of St. Paul District 16 Planning Council (Board of Directors)
  • City of Saint Paul Business Review Council
  • Metro GIS Private Partnership of Minnesota Governor's Council  on GIS
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)
  • Minneapolis Area Realtor Association
  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Guest speaker William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN:  Real Estate Development and Agency Law
  • Guest Speaker Gerson Lehrman Group, New York, NY: National Land Overview


  • Saint John's University, Bachelor of Science degree in International Management
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Juris Doctorate

Significant Assignments


Transaction ​Use
​66,167 Acres Central FL ​Blue Head Ranch: Agricultural, ranch and conservation land
​130,000 Acres Central & Southern FL ​Alic, Inc.: Ownership interest in agricultural land management company
​13,600 Acres Big Sky, MT ​Yellowstone Club: Private, master-planned ski and golf community
​1,282,000 Acres Reno, NV ​Fee simple resource land and mineral rights
​3,023 Acres Brian Head, UT ​Brian Head: Master-planned ski resort community in southern Utah
​7,000 Acres Phoenix, AZ ​Festival Ranch: Land entitled for 14,000 homes in a master-planned community
​$1.2 Billion ​Loan workout/consultation on portfolio of master-planned communities
​2,500 Acres Colorado Springs, CO ​Banning Lewis Ranch: Master-planned community with 251 finished lots
​7,585 Acres Big Sky, MT ​Moonlight Basin: Master-planned ski and golf resort community
​4,700 Acres Santa Fe, NM ​Las Campanas: Master-planned golf community
​2,083 Acres St. Mary’s, GA ​Cumberland Harbour: Master-planned marina community
​483 Acres Bozeman, MT ​Black Bull: Master-planned golf community
​20,450 Acres Central Florida ​MetLife Portolio: Agricultural, hunting and path of development


  • Lloyd’s Banking Group
  • Atlantic Blue Group
  • Canyon Capital Partners
  • Centex Homes
  • Pulte Homes
  • Wachovia Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • US Trust
  • Marshall & Illsley Bank
  • Marshall Bank First
  • Canadian National Railroad
  • ING/Reliastar
  • Ford Motor Company
  • HB Fuller
  • 3M
  • Opus
  • Ryan Companies
  • Macquarie Bank of Australia
  • Tamarack Resort
  • US Trustee
  • MetLife

Steven Lehr Managing Director
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402