Steven Defrancis

Steven DeFrancis

Chief Executive Officer

Contributions at Cortland

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