Stephen J.  Hefner

President | Connected Acquisition Services

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Stephen J.  Hefner
Stephen J. Hefner serves as President of The Retail Connection, L.P’s acquisition platform, Connected Acquisition Services. Steve oversees all of the company’s acquisitions and is responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s joint venture equity relationships for acquisitions.

A 20+ year veteran in the real estate industry, Steve is a nationally recognized production leader who has directly acquired almost $2 billion in commercial real estate throughout the US, with a significant portion of that in retail real estate. Prior to The Retail Connection, Steve served as Managing Vice President of AmREIT, a publicly-traded REIT, overseeing the company’s acquisitions and the operation of its Dallas office.

Prior to AmREIT, Steve served as head of acquisitions and dispositions for Cencor Realty Services in Dallas. Prior to that, Steve was a Vice President with Olympus Real Estate and its related entities, where he served in acquisitions and asset management for the firm.

Steve is active in several professional organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers [ICSC] and The Real Estate Council [TREC]. He is also involved in several local charities, including Habitat for Humanity and takes pride in coaching his two young sons’ sports teams and school fundraisers. Steve attended and graduated from the University of Texas and University of North Texas with a BBA degree in Corporate Finance.