Steve W. Helfrich
Vice President of Business Development Manager
Michigan State, East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Biology
University of California, Berkeley, California
Coursework towards Master of Science in Physiology
National Multifamily Housing Council
Phi Kappa Phi Alumni
As Business Development Manager Mr. Helfrich is responsible for the management, support and supervision of new and strategic relationships for all three CW affiliates. His responsibilities include but are not limited to sourcing new land development and third party General Contracting opportunities, establishing and maintaining key market relationships with industry specific developers, brokers, investors, property management firms and joint venture partners.
Mr. Helfrich joined the organization in 1995 as a project manager for CW’s ColorWorks Construction Services affiliate, responsible for managing and overseeing all on-site project activity, scheduling, budget management and completion. Since then, Mr. Helfrich has progressively assumed increased responsibilities as CW has grown to address new market demands throughout the company’s Southeastern footprint.
Mr. Helfrich’s unique perspective, energy and drive are traits which were honed early on as a member of Michigan State University’s Division 1-A football team and his ten years as a national and international account executive within the medical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. As such his tenures at Glaxo SmithKline, Clariant, and BioSpace.com saw Mr. Helfrich managing accounts and creating new relationships in excess of $30Million US.
Mr. Helfrich has also served as an adjunct professor of Pharmacology & Physiology at the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. His scientific background has allowed for his involvement in environmental challenges, Brownfield Agreements, LEED certification and “Green” building measures.