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NOAH LEON | Co-Founder

Noah Leon has intimate knowledge and experience in the South Florida real estate markets, equity and debt markets, and acquisitions and dispositions.  During his career, he has played an active role in coordinating the acquisitions of undervalued assets, and the subsequent repositioning of those assets for their highest and best use.  Often these included distressed assets, where he dealt directly with financial institutions, investors, and government entities to develop a feasible exit strategy.  Noah was also an active participant in various multifamily value-add projects and single-family investments throughout South Florida, where he provided direct oversight, coordinated with all relevant parties, maintained appropriate documentation and insured financial expectations were met and/or exceeded for both investors and himself.   


Noah holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Nova Southeastern University, and it was at NSU that he met Terry Stiles, who became his development mentor, and Steven Guasch, his business partner.  The success of Defined Companies represents a synergy of Steven’s and Noah’s experience, talents and capabilities.


Born and raised in Broward County, Florida, Steven Guasch received his B.A. at Florida Atlantic University in 2012, where he majored in both Finance and International Business & Trade, graduating Cum Laude.  In 2013 Steven joined a Class-A multifamily developer as a Financial Analyst and quickly expanded into his role of Development Manager.  He was responsible for managing the financial feasibility, entitlement, design, acquisition, construction, and disposition of multiple apartment developments across South Florida, Orlando, and Texas, representing a capital investment in excess of $350 million.  His involvement ensured the projects stayed on schedule, on budget and surpassed investor expectations.


To expand his skill set and accelerate his career, Steven attended Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Science in Real Estate Development program and was inducted into the International Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta.  During his experience at NSU, Steven received mentorship from Terry Stiles and met his business partner, Noah Leon.  Steven is actively involved with the University and currently sits on the Advisory Board for the MSRED program.


Steven’s skill set combined with those of his business partner, have proven to be instrumental in the success of Defined Companies.