Steven L. Black

Steven L. Black


Mr. Black formed Cisterra in 1999 to develop technology campuses on the East Coast, Europe and Canada for Cisco Systems. His present responsibilities include setting the strategic vision for the company and managing its talented group of professionals. Prior to forming Cisterra, Mr. Black served as Chief Development Officer of Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC:NYSE), a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Mr. Black joined Kilroy Realty Corporation through merger with The Allen Group. The combined company is one of California’s preeminent commercial development companies. Mr. Black has also served in a number of other prominent senior management positions within the real estate development industry during the last 30 years. Over the tenure of Mr. Black’s career, he has been involved in the development of approximately 20 million square feet of projects.


Mr. Black also served as Vice Chairman of Hearthstone Realty Advisors, one of the largest institutional investors in the home building sector in the United States.


Mr. Black was a certified public accountant with Deloitte. Mr. Black also founded The Four Graces
winery located in Oregon, which produces high-quality Pinot Noir.


In 2007, Ernst & Young named Cisterra Partners, LLC “Entrepreneur of the Year.” In 2004, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) named Cisterra “Developer of the Year.” A number of Cisterra’s projects have been recognized as “Project of the Year” for their excellence.
A graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in accounting, Mr. Black has been a significant supporter of educational, arts, and environmental organizations and serves as a Fellow with The Aspen Institute, and Advisor to the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego, a John Muir Society Member of the Sierra Club, among others.