Steven Rockefeller


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    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10104-6178
    United States

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Steven Clark Rockefeller III has spent the better part of the last decade working on real estate transactions both locally and abroad.  From 2010 to 2015 Steven served as Managing Partner and Board Member for Rose Rock Group, a real estate investment management and development group founded by his family. Leading several initiatives in the US, China, and India, Steven helped expand Rose Rock’s global presence. He was one of the leads in engaging with the local Tianjin government for Rose Rock’s landmark project in Yujiapu. During this time, Steven made over 30 trips to The People’s Republic of China.

As a Founder and Managing Partner of Arete Development Partners, Steven led Arete’s pre-development and capital raising advisory business. From 2014-2016, he originated and conducted the due diligence for over $500M in potential transactions.  Most notably, Steven was responsible for the procurement of pre-development financing for a $21M student housing project in San Marcos, Texas.

Actively involved in the Rockefeller Family Office, Steven spent several years serving as Treasurer.

As a member of Brian Weld’s team, Steven looks forward to expanding Cushman & Wakefield’s services to a variety of business sectors both domestically and internationally and continuing his family’s legacy as a bridge to China.

Professional Affiliations

Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York


Boston College, Bachelor’s degree


• Broadway Kitchens & Baths
• Storefront Music
• Ventura Associates International
• U Marketing
• Wilson RMS
• Blue Ocean Capital Group
• Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
• FGX, Inc.
• CITIC Private Equity Funds
• PrimeOne Insurance Company
• Decheng Capital
• GI RE Acquisitions