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Steve Rosetta

Vice Chairman

Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego, Inc.

4747 Executive Dr. Ste., 900
San DiegoCA92121

Not many teenagers get a real estate license while they're in high school, but not many high school students share the passion for real estate that Steve Rosetta did...and does.

“My father was a farmer and got into land development when the tax laws changed in the late-'80s and that really got me interested in real estate, seeing how you could create additional value through entitlements and land development,” said Rosetta, a native San Diegan who opened the San Diego office of Cushman & Wakefield in 1996 and is now Vice Chairman and Market Leader for the firm in San Diego County.

“I didn't do much with (his real estate license). When I was in college, I bought and sold a couple of properties, with mixed results. But I learned a lot,” said Rosetta, who earned a master's degree in real estate development at USC and joined Cushman & Wakefield (in downtown L.A.) right out of graduate school. “I've always been focused on the industry.”

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