Steven J Bass is a Partner of Orion Partners where he heads the firm’s real estate business in Japan and serves on investment committees overseeing China and Korea. Steven joined Orion Partners in 2010 and became a Partner in 2012.
Steven has over 18 years’ Asian real estate investment and funds management experience investing across property types, investment strategies, and market cycles. From 2010 to 2015, he led the Ostara Japan 2 fund that ranks as Orion’s top performing real estate fund.
Steven was previously Managing Director at CBRE Global Investors, where he ran Japan investments and served as an investment committee member for the firm's Strategic Partners Asia fund, a value-added real estate fund with $1.2 billion of AUM. Prior to CBRE, he led Tokyo-based investment teams for Macquarie Group and GMAC Commercial Mortgage.
Steven earned a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA and a BA in Economics (honors) from Vassar College. He studied economics at Gakushuin University in Tokyo on a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and is fluent in Japanese.