Steven Krieger, an attorney, is one of the founding partners of Engel Burman. He has been in the real estate industry since 1986 and has repositioned and managed retail and office buildings for private and institutional owners. Steven has spearheaded acquisitions and financing for Engel Burman since its inception. His accomplishments include the first attainment of Industrial Development Agency funding (IDA) for an assisted living community in the State of New York. Steven has secured the land use approvals and the municipal entitlements for The Bristal Assisted Living locations, the group’s flagship line of assisted living communities, and secured the entitlements for over 2,500 housing units in the tri-state area, as well as credit tenant retailers Lifetime Fitness, Stop & Shop, Rite-Aid Drugstores and QuickChek.
Steven works in the trenches uncovering viable and profitable residential and commercial real estate opportunities, and fast-tracking these deals into successful developments. Along the way, he has obtained entitlements, secured financing and paved the way for accelerated construction — concept to completion. Steven has negotiated transactions in excess of 2 billion dollars, and has led the company foray into the purchasing of notes and mortgages from institutional lenders including Metropolitan Bank, Capital One Bank and Peoples Bank.
Steven is active in the community, lending his time, resources and expertise to many organizations. He is a board member of the Long Island Housing Partnership, which helps local families find and afford safe and decent housing opportunities through avenues like development, community lending, education and advocacy. He is President of the Long Island Builder’s Institute, a group of industry professionals who aim to make Long Island a better place to live and work. Steven is a board member of Vision Long Island, which promotes economically sustainable and environmentally responsible growth, and is a founder and executive board member of The Long Island Real Estate Group, which raises funds for the development of charitable real estate projects. He also established and led a basketball program for special needs children with autism related disorders, where he taught for ten years.
Steven graduated cum laude from Tulane University and studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was a member of the travelling basketball team. He completed his law degree at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, and established a scholarship honoring his father at the same: The Maxwell Krieger Real Estate Scholarship. He also founded the Maxwell Krieger Pancreatic Cancer Research and Surgery Fund at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1986.