Founder & President
As President and Founder of Canﬁeld Development Inc., Steve Erdman has led the ﬁrm’s investment, development and construction operations since founding Canﬁeld Development Inc. and Westside Contractors Inc. over 30 years ago. Steve has been involved in the development of over 7,000 residential units and over $2B of development projects. Since founding the ﬁrm as a sole principal in 1990, Steve has established Canﬁeld Development as one of the premier residential development ﬁrms of Southern California.
Steve began his career in real estate in 1977 at Goldrich and Kest, a company specializing in the development and construction of thousands of housing units and retirement facilities throughout California. In 1983, Steve became a Vice President in charge of Goldrich and Kest’s entire Construction Operations division including all phases of the development process. While at G&K Steve managed large developments of multifamily subsidized apartment projects, high-end and high-rise apartments, condominiums and single-family homes, master planned communities, housing tracts, board and care facilities, convalescent hospitals, hotels, commercial, and large industrial projects. Steve contributions helped grow G&K to one of the largest apartment owners in the state of California.
Steve has a wealth of experience in dealing with many government and public agencies such as HUD, CRA, CHFA, OSHPUD, Los Angeles Housing Department. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University. He is a member of the AIPAC board of Southern California, Advisory board member of American Friends of Tel Aviv University and is a sponsor of the Birth Right Program and numerous other international and local charities.