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 over 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

In a series of transactions, represented a NYSE-listed REIT in portfolio sales of 30+ institutional quality office properties across four states

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

On behalf of a regional conservation organization, negotiated and closed the acquisition of a 1,500 acre farm, which included the creation of a preserve and the sale of several estate-sized parcels, as part of a conservation solution

Represented a group of fifteen commercial tenants in their unified and staged relocation to new space in Philadelphia

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

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

  • The Natural Lands Trust, Incorporated

    Board of Trustees

  • HEADstrong Foundation

    Board of Directors

  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society

    Advisory Board Member

  • 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