Steve Manos is an Advisor at SVN | Insight. His area of specialty is assisting buyers and sellers of industrial buildings and undeveloped land throughout the Inland Empire. His background makes him especially proficient in the government entitlement process. Steve is also pleased to lend his expertise to place tenants in leases.
Steve Manos has a broad depth of experience in various areas of real estate. His real estate career began in 1995 when he went to work for a small mortgage brokerage as a loan processor while he attended UCLA to study Business Economics. In 1996, Steve left college prior to earning a degree to join Pro-One Investments where he became a top producer and manager. In 2000 he acquired his broker’s license and struck off on his own to create a real estate services firm that eventually grew to provide sales, leasing, property management, escrow, and lending services – Manos Real Estate, CalTrust Mortgage, and Alyssa Escrow. Steve acquired an ERA Real Estate franchise from 2003 to 2008. In 2017 Coldwell Banker NRT made an acquisition agreement that merged Steve’s firm with one of their local branches. After the acquisition Steve began to focus exclusively on commercial real estate services and made the decision to join SVN | Insight in 2020.
Steve was raised in the Temecula Valley and has called the area home since 1987. Since 2012 he has served as Mayor and Councilman in the City of Lake Elsinore. Steve is an active participant with local non-profits and charities. He sits on numerous public agencies and is actively driving the public policy of the region. He possesses a unique perspective and valuable understanding of real estates development in the Inland Empire.
Lake Elsinore City Council, Councilman 2012 to present, Mayor 2015 & 2019 Southern California Association of Governments, Director 2016 to present
League of California Cities, Director 2013 to present
Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission, Commissioner 2015 to present (former Chair) Riverside Transit Authority (RTA), Former Authority Member 2019
Riverside County Habitat Conservation Authority, Authority Member 2012-2018, 2020- present Southwest Riverside County Energy Authority, Chair 2018 to present
Memberships & Associations
National Association of Realtors (NAR), Former Director in 2011
California Association of Realtors (CAR), Former Director 2009 to 2012
Inland Valleys Association of Realtors (IVAR), Director 2009 to 2011, President in 2012
2016 Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
2015 Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Under 40
2014 Trulia Top Producer Award