Steven DeFrancis

Steven DeFrancis
Chief Executive Officer

As Cortland’s founder and leader, Steven has over two decades of experience in complex multifamily development and management, specializing in unique development and value-add opportunities. Under his leadership, Cortland has grown into the international, integrated multifamily real estate investment, development, and management company that it is today, committed to challenging the conventions of the multifamily industry and placing the resident at the forefront of its mission.

Experience + Education

President and Owner, Capitol Realty
Co-Founder, Capitol Development Group
BS, Real Estate, University of Georgia


National Multifamily Housing Council
The Urban Land Institute
The Buckhead Coalition
Board Member, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership
Board Member, AZ Partsmaster