The Myers Family has been involved in property management and commercial real estate in Springfield since 1886. Myers Commercial Real Estate, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Steve Myers to provide a full range of commercial real estate services to the Central Illinois region. Our company provides the finest in full service commercial real estate property management, leasing and brokerage services.

About Stephen D. Myers

Educational Background

Springfield School District 186 (1967-1980)
University of Missouri (1980-1984) Political Science

Professional Designations

Illinois Licensed Salesperson (1990-1992)

Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker (1992-2012)

Illinois Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker (2012-Present)

Employment History

CentreFirst Management Corp. (1985-1990)

Property management and leasing of multi-family communities and commercial office property in North Texas. Duties included budgeting, tenant relations, maintenance oversight, leasing, etc. for communities as large as 350 units and commercial property in excess of 100,000 square feet.

Edelberg, Shiffman and Myers, Inc. (1990-1998)

Property management for fee managed commercial and residential property. Duties included budgeting, tenant relations, maintenance oversight, leasing and brokerage. The portfolio for ESM included eleven properties in the central Illinois area. During my tenure at ESM, the company realized tremendous growth in income related to management fees and leasing and sales commissions. The client base was expanded to include all of the closely-held commercial Trust property that previously was managed by the city real estate department at Bank One.

Myers Commercial Real Estate, Inc. (1998-Present)

Sole ownership of a sub-chapter “S” Licensed Real Estate Brokerage Corporation. Upon departure from ESM, all owners of fee-managed properties I previously managed for ESM except one 30,000 square foot building contacted me to continue management. The current portfolio includes all of the JP Morgan/Chase closely-held trust property as well as other privately held properties; including the Land of Lincoln Building (Illinois State Comptroller) and the Myers Building. Responsibilities include monthly, quarterly and annual management and accounting reporting in addition to tenant relations, maintenance oversight, leasing and brokerage.


Steve Myers has devoted a great deal of his spare time giving back to the communities throughout Central Illinois.

Downtown Springfield, Inc.

2001-Present National Trust For Historic Preservation Sustaining Member

2005-Present Board of Directors and Board of Trustees

2004-Immediate Past President/Chairman-Business Retention and Expansion

2002-2003 President

1998-2002 Vice-President

1994-Present Parking, Traffic and Safety Council

Downtown Parking, Inc.

2001-Present Board of Directors

2001-Present Chair of the Operations Committee

2008-Present Vice-President

Capital Area Association of Realtors

1992-1995 Community Involvement Committee

1998 and 2007 Vice Chairman Governmental Affairs Committee

1999, 2001 and 2008 Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee

1999-Present (2007, 2016 Chairman) Commercial Real Estate Network

2011-2012 Board Secretary/Treasurer

2012-2013 President-Elect

2013-2014 President

SPARC Endowment Board

1998 Fulfilled the unexpired term of Board member Bill Bruce

ADA Celebration Steering Committee

2001-Present Steering Committee

First United Methodist Church

2000-2002 Finance Committee

Fancy Creek Cemetery Association

2000-Present Secretary of the Board of Directors

Crime Stoppers of Sangamon/Menard Counties

1994-Present Board Member

Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Law Enforcement


Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

1990-1996 Unit Commissioner

1997-1998 Assistant District Commissioner

2001-2006 Council Executive Board

2004-2005 Endowment Chairman

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

2002 Board of Directors (served in the interim between Executive Director’s for DSI)

2014 Member of the Strategic Leadership Council

City of Springfield

2001-2002 Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team Steering Committee

2001 “Vista” Alternatives Contractor Selection Committee

2002 Jury Member for Capitol Avenue Rehabilitation Project

2012-Present Member of the S/DAT Action Committee

2014-Present Member of the North Mansion Block Committee

Mid-Illinois Medical District Commission

Neighborhood Advisory Council representing Downtown Springfield, Inc.

Committee Member for the MIMD Master Plan

Illinois Route 66 Events, Inc.

2002-Present Board of Directors

Springfield Urban League

2003-2008 Board of Directors

2004-2008 Public Relations Committee Chairman

2003-2008 Head Start Policy Council

Security Bank, s.b.

2003-Present Board of Directors

Springfield Art Association

2004-Present Board of Directors

2009-First Vice President


2011-Immediate Past President

Springfield Historic Sites Commission

2004-2016 Board of Directors

2004-2016 Design Review Committee for Façade Rehabilitation


Professional Memberships

1991-Present National Association of Realtors

2000-Present Realtors Commercial Alliance

1991-Present Illinois Association of Realtors

1991-Present Capital Area Association of Realtors

2003-Present Commercial Real Estate Network

Community and Club Memberships

Island Bay Yacht Club