Steve Van Amburgh

Chief Executive Officer

  • 43 years of experience
  • 35 years at KDC

As the CEO of KDC, Steve Van Amburgh manages the firm’s strategic planning while coordinating new business development efforts. He also oversees KDC’s acquisition and development activities. Under his leadership, KDC completed over 154 corporate build-to-suit office and industrial projects valued at over $11 billion and totaling more than 37 million square feet.

Van Amburgh is a veteran of the commercial real estate industry. He joined KDC’s predecessor, The Koll Company, in 1989, assuming control and rebranding the company to KDC in 2001. During his leadership tenure, Van Amburgh moved KDC toward a corporate build-to-suit focus, along with urban mixed-use, data center and industrial development. Van Amburgh also spearheaded regional office expansions to Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.

Under his management, KDC has been named the NAIOP North Texas Developer of the Year six times and received multiple accolades and awards from the Dallas Business Journal and DCEO for completing successful deals. The KDC leader is a respected source for commercial real estate news, lending his expertise to countless conferences and articles.

Van Amburgh is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a member, past president of NAIOP and served on Benchmark Bank’s board of directors. His community focus includes serving on the board of directors with the Highland Park Education Foundation, the Highland Park Presbyterian Foundation and Youth Believing in Change. He is also a member of the Dallas Citizens Council. Van Amburgh has also pulled together industry business partners to develop facilities for non profits organizations in North Texas, including Dallas 24 Hour Club, The Magdalene House, Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, McKinney Family Health Center and Jubilee Park Community Clinic.

Van Amburgh earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Commerce from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. Steve and his wife, Lee Ann, have three adult children and five grandchildren.

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