Stephan K. PahidesShareholder | Real EstateFrom public REITs to small investor groups to high net worth individuals, Steve has been helping clients move forward with real estate for nearly three decades.

Stephan K. Pahides

For nearly 30 years, Steve has been helping clients buy, sell, lease, finance, develop and conserve property.

A number of his major clients have been with him for more than 20 years, turning to him time and again for his ability to accurately assess risk and execute on critical projects.

Steve’s effectiveness is driven by an ability to truly understand each client’s objectives and align his negotiating approach accordingly. His clients include REITs, public and closely held companies, non-profit institutions, private investor groups, and high net worth individuals. Steve has extensive experience in the acquisition, sale, and leasing of office properties nationally, and the development and sale of senior living properties.

He also represents conservation organizations and individuals in the protection and conservation of significant properties in the region through the creative use of a variety of easements, restrictive covenants and other techniques.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Longtime board involvement in area non-profits, currently with Drexel Neumann Academy

Selected Representative Matters

Represented a NYSE-listed REIT in portfolio sales of 25+ institutional quality office properties - totaling four million square feet across four states - in complex joint venture transactions

In two transactions, negotiated $1.225 billion purchase of 145 buildings in multiple states on behalf of privately held real estate company

On behalf of buyer of prominent estate and working farm, negotiated 7-property transaction involving conservation organizations, local municipalities, and a school district, through use of fee acquisitions, long-term leases, property management agreements and a variety of easements to conserve land

Represented a joint venture in the acquisition and development of sites for assisted living facilities across nine states

For a regional healthcare organization, negotiated numerous medical office and laboratory leases of up to 85,000 square feet across three states

On behalf of a local investor, facilitated acquisition of three laboratory buildings in suburban Philadelphia

Service Areas

Publications + Media Mentions

February 11, 2015 ““Legal Considerations When Your Property Serves Food,” Real Estate Bisnow.,”
November 21, 2014 ““Protect Patient Healthcare Information,” Real Estate Bisnow.,”
August 29, 2012 Moderator, "Pitfalls in Life Science Development," Bisnow's Philadelphia Life Sciences Summit.

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • Delaware County Bar Association


  • Drexel Neumann Academy

    Board of Directors

  • HEADstrong Foundation

    Board of Directors

  • Independence Seaport Museum

    Former port warden

  • School of Rock

    Former board member

  • Center for Literacy

    Former board member



  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law

    Juris Doctor

  • Drew University

    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude

  • Pennsylvania