Stephen Rosenberg

Founder and CEO

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Mr. Steve Rosenberg founded Greystone over three decades ago to provide a unique solution to restructuring distressed real estate assets. From its modest beginnings in the back of a friend’s music store in Atlanta, Greystone has since grown into a mature commercial real estate finance firm with a national reputation as a lender, advisor, and top-ranked Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) partner.

Mr. Rosenberg has focused on pursuing strategic opportunities to further Greystone’s growth, particularly across the affordable housing sector. He has expanded the firm to provide a robust suite of holistic debt and equity solutions, asset management and loan servicing, property management, and most recently led the formation of a strategic joint venture with Cushman & Wakefield in 2021 to expand access for clients to investment sales and advisory services.

In 2014, Mr. Rosenberg launched Harmony Housing, a nonprofit organization that focuses on acquiring and preserving affordable housing to serve low- and moderate-income families and the elderly, which housing projects are managed by Greystone. In 2021, AbleHearts, a nonprofit organization serving the skilled nursing and healthcare sector was launched in a similar vein.

Mr. Rosenberg’s approach to business is rooted in philanthropy, which has enabled Greystone to maintain a committed position as a highly charitable organization, donating more than half of its profits annually to both charitable causes and individual families in need. Mr. Rosenberg established The Murray & Sydell Rosenberg Foundation in his parents’ names as a nonprofit foundation to reduce suffering and provide aid to humanitarian causes worldwide.

Prior to Greystone’s founding in 1988, Mr. Rosenberg worked in CRE finance at Dean Witter Reynolds. He earned a concurrent M.B.A. from the Wharton School and D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry.