Stephen Couig is CEO of Center Street Lending and Manager of Center Street Lending Management. Center Street has originated over $1.1 billion in loans for over 1,500 borrowers since its founding in January 2010. Prior to founding CSLC and CSLM, Stephen was President of Capital Pacific Holdings’ residential development business with annual revenues of $500MM+.
In his 10-year tenure at CPH, Mr. Couig oversaw the acquisition and financing of billions of dollars in residential property. Under his leadership, CPH increased revenues more than 150 percent and profits in excess of 300 percent. CPH was recognized in the industry as a leader in adopting new technologies to improve processes and was voted “One of the 50 Best Companies to Work For” by Professional Builder magazine.
Previously to joining CPH, Stephen was Executive Vice President for Scottsdale, AZ – based Troon Golf, a private company majority-owned by Starwood Capital Group and Goldman Sachs. Stephen successfully acquired Troon’s first six courses, transforming the company into an owner/management organization. Before working with Troon Golf, Stephen worked in Morgan Stanley’s Equity Capital Markets Division, where he focused on business development and syndicate management for real estate companies including REITs and hospitality companies.
Stephen is a graduate of the MBA program at The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a board member of the Southern California Gold Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPOG).