Widely recognized as one of the leading housing policy experts and thought leaders in Canada, Steve is an Ottawa based research consultant. He advises a number of national associations, municipalities and provinces on policy matters and development of comprehensive housing strategies, and assisted CMHC in the development of Canada’s National Housing strategy
Steve has over 35 years of experience in the housing sector, initially in the non-profit sector, local government and with CMHC before establishing Focus Consulting Inc. in 1994. Since then has completed over 180 research reports covering all aspects of housing as well as urban issues.
Since 2013 he has been a senior research fellow at Carleton University Centre for Urban Research and Education, where he teaches a course in housing policy and mentors students as future housing researchers.
In 2013, Steve was recognized for his work in housing research with the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and in 2014 received the CHRA Leadership Award.