Rejoining Group I in 2008 after a 10-year hiatus to pursue other real estate ventures, Steven Kuklin brings over twenty-five years of real estate development, construction, planning and design experience to the company. Mr. Kuklin first joined Group I in 1990 to build the Post International condominiums in San Francisco, building on several years of experience at architectural design-build firms, including the Austin Company, PNI, and Amador Construction & Development.
In 1994, Mr. Kuklin left Group I to start Arconomix, Inc., a development consulting company providing design, construction management, and entitlement services to developers and property owners. Subsequently, he took on senior positions with A. F. Evans Development, a large multifamily housing developer; and Fifield Realty Corp, a Chicago-based urban housing and high-rise office developer, where he managed the company’s Northern California operations as Vice President of Development.
Mr. Kuklin specializes in complex, mixed-use, urban projects and provides expertise in acquisitions, financial analysis, design, entitlements, construction management, and marketing. He has been involved in the development of several commercial office properties and more than 2,300 residential units during his career -- representing over $1 billion in real estate asset value at completion. In addition to his work at Group I, Mr. Kuklin has also consulted on projects by Flair Properties, APIC, TNDC, UDR, The John Buck Company, Maracor Development, PlaceMade and Chong Investments on a variety of residential and mixed-use projects in San Francisco.
Mr. Kuklin received a Masters of Business Administration with specializations in Real Estate Finance and Urban Land Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in addition to a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Kuklin is a long-standing member of SPUR, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a founding member of the non-profit San Francisco Community Land Trust. He is a licensed Architect and a licensed General Contractor in the State of California.