June 18, 2022
Stephen Tanenbaum is an internationally renowned real estate developer based in both Sãoo Paulo, Brazil and Oklahoma City, USA. He is the son of business mogul, Richard ‘Dick’ Tanenbaum, who founded the real estate empire Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings (GTH).
The talented Tanenbaum’s are a powerful family force. In addition to Richard and Stephen, the matriarch, Glenna, is incredible on the design side and daughter Becky leads the Real Estate Investments division, Tanenbaum Equity Partners.
Stephen is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and has a worldwide reputation as a knowledgeable and passionate innovator in the industrial sector of the real estate development industry.
He earned his degree from The George Washington University in international relations with a focus on Latin America. After graduation, he spent several years developing enterprises in Brazil, including time at Embraer – one of the largest aerospace manufacturers in the world.
Stephen returned to the U.S. in 2005 to join Gardner Tanenbaum where he mastered all aspects of development including design, construction, finance, leasing and management for residential, industrial, and commercial properties.
In 2011, Stephen returned to Brazil, capitalizing on his expertise to manage
international investments and handling institutional capital funds. He joined GTIS Partners to oversee industrial property development and managed millions of square feet of industrial space in Brazil and expanded developments to the US including Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix,Nashville and several other U.S. cities.
Stephen now splits his time between São Paulo and Oklahoma City working as the chief principal of GTH which has developed more than $1.2B worth of property worldwide including 8.2M square feet among multifamily, commercial, and industrial properties.
In addition to his passion for real estate and philanthropic investments, Stephen’s deepest love is for his family. He and his wife Juliana have been married for 15 years and are the proud parents of two very busy children.