Steve Master - CEO / President

Steve Master

Steve Master began his investing and development career in January of 1994, developing hundreds of acres of high-end residential estate lots. Mr. Master’s success in this effort derived in large part from in-depth research into county building files dating back into the 1800s. He discovered that many of the lots he was investing in could have their boundaries realigned, in lieu of formal subdividing, because of their arcane legal status. This allowed Mr. Master to overcome zoning changes and other lengthy governmental restrictions to subdividing, and thus made the venture significantly more profitable.

In 2000, Mr. Master created Master Towers which quickly became the largest cell-tower owner and manager in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Master entered this sector after originally being approached by an international telecom provider about building a tower on a property he owned. In response, Mr. Master saw a prime opportunity for vertical real estate investment and instead built and leased out the tower himself. Through contracts, lease option properties, and a strategic acquisition of towers owned by Portland General Electric, Mr. Master grew Master Towers into a 40-tower operation that sold for more than $10 million in 2003. Despite the high barriers to entry in this field, Mr. Master established and grew the venture by navigating the zoning requirements, securing long-term leases, and orchestrating profitable exits.

After selling Master Towers, Mr. Master continued investing by branching off into commercial, office, and mixed-use real estate, focusing on the redevelopment of properties in proven commercial areas. Mr. Master and his affiliates own two completed projects consisting of over 46,000 square feet of retail space. Ground broke for these projects at the height of the real estate boom in 2006.

As commercial real estate continues to rebound, Mr. Master has turned his focus to luxury apartments and student housing developments on and near college campuses that are experiencing year after year enrollment growth. This focus is evident in The Orbit, a completed boutique student housing project near the University of Oregon campus. The Orbit has been 100% leased since its completion. Additional examples of this focus in Eugene are our completed MW2 project which is 100% leased, and the Portland MW8 which will be completed Fall of 2013. Other recent projects include multi-family and luxury living First On Broadway, Park Place Apartments, 110 Broadway and Valley River Station. 

Since 1994, Mr. Master has executed over 20 real estate deals worth approximately $100 million in gross transaction value. Mr. Master continues to innovate by seeking to unlock hidden value from development with clear discipline and sound exit strategies. He has years of experience and contacts with brokers, appraisers, real estate professionals, and other industry players, and therefore he is often the beneficiary of detailed information about possible properties - both on the market and off the market.

Steve Master lives in Portland, Oregon. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid snowboarder. His hobbies also include bike riding and long distance running.

Tim Weiskind - Master Development – President

Tim Weiskind

Tim Weiskind is an expert in the field of residential real estate appraisal with 14 years of successful experience. Mr. Weiskind understands how important trust is in a client/business relationship. He has a track record of integrity, expertise, and satisfaction.

In 1998 he became owner and partner in the firm, Appraisal Research Group. As a State Certified Residential Appraiser, Mr. Weiskind holds the highest level of credential that the state of Oregon issues. Mr. Weiskind has performed over 4,000 appraisals and has overseen the completion of over 10,000 appraisals on a diverse range of properties. His list of clients included the largest international and national banks, local credit unions, mortgage companies, attorneys, and accountants.

In 2010 Mr. Weiskind used his wide range of contacts and extensive experience with appraising real estate to establish Master Development, sister company of Master Capital Management.

As President of Master Development, Mr. Weiskind completed The Orbit, a modern style student housing project on the University of Oregon campus. The Orbit has been 100% leased since its completion. Additional examples of this focus in Eugene are the completed MW2 project which is 100% leased, and the Portland MW8 which will be completed Fall of 2013. Other recent projects include commercial retail, multi-family and luxury living apartments such as First On Broadway, Park Place Apartments, 110 W. Broadway, and Valley River Station.

Mr. Weiskind's clients and business partners value the relationship he has built with them and they recognize his commitment to quality, design, budget, and schedule. Mr. Weiskind has lived in Eugene since 1991 with his wife Paige.