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Steve Rogers

Strategic Advisor

Steve Rogers - Strategic Advisor

Formed in 2011, Steve is the managing member of Rogers and Associates, LLC (“RA”). The firm focuses on providing specialized solutions for principals and institutional owners in the real estate industry and board level advisory work on a local and national basis.

Prior to founding RA, Steve led Parkway Properties as President and Chief Executive Officer from its early development through its move to the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) to where it is today as a member of the S&P 600 Small Cap Index with assets under management having nearly two billion dollars in value. Steve provided leadership, policy setting, team building, senior officer development, capital allocation, investor relations and discretionary fund raising for the REIT during his 25 year tenure.

Steve joined Parkway as an asset manager in 1983 supervising the sale, leasing and management of multiple income producing properties. Steve was promoted to Vice President in 1988; Senior Vice President in 1991; President in 1993 and CEO in 1997. In 1993, under Steve’s leadership, the company pursued a focused strategy of office operations, leasing, acquisition and discretionary funds. During this time, Parkway was cited for numerous awards and honors including being named A Great Place to Work five times in the past eight years by the Society of Human Resource Management, NAREIT Leader in Light Award, and the Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence. Additionally, Steve was a member of Parkway’s Board of Directors from 1996 to 2011.

Before joining Parkway, Steve had established his leadership abilities and commitment to excellence. In 1976 he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from the University of Mississippi and went on to complete five years in the U.S. Army. While in the Army he quickly advanced from Lieutenant to Captain, was selected for early command and subsequently commanded an infantry company consisting of 160 officers and enlisted men. Among his military awards are the parachutist badge, Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. Upon completing his military service, he attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration earning his MBA with first year honors in 1983.

His numerous community, political, and business activities include serving on the Board of RREEF America REIT III; Executive-in-Residence, Millsaps College; a Director of First Commercial Bank, a de novo bank in Jackson he helped found; a full member of Urban Land Institute (ULI); Trustee for the Walker Family Trust, a private diversified land and investment company and Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America (AJC). His past positions include serving two terms on the NAREIT Board of Governors, President of the Andrew Jackson Council of Boy Scouts of America, State Chairman for Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Director for Goodwill Industries Executive Committee, Vice Chairman and Trustee for the MS Museum of Art, State Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Fund Raiser, Chairman of the Audit Committee for NAREIT, Board member for Mississippi Council on Economic Education, at large member for the Jackson Convention Complex Commission appointed by the Governor, and the National Advisory Board for the B.B. King Museum.

Steve is married to the former Anne Wells and they have four teenage children. He enjoys traveling with his family, all outdoor activities, hiking, and developing young business leaders.