Mr. Steven C. Lerner was appointed to the ACCA board by County Executive Dan McCoy in September 2012. He is a Licensed Associate Broker with Vanguard-Fine, LLC where he has been since early 2008. He is responsible for the development of commercial brokerage activity, focusing on retail, office, and light industrial leasing and sales.

Steve has been a recognized and respected professional in the real estate and mortgage banking industries since he joined Roberts Real Estate in 1983. He quickly moved on to multi-family and commercial property sales and held several management positions until moving on to mortgage originations at National Savings Bank followed by commercial Business Development at Cohoes Savings.In 2001 Steve co-founded the First Rate Funding Corporation where, as Executive Vice President, he built a staff of over 20 people, two offices, (Albany and Saratoga), and a closed loan volume of over $150,000,000.

In 2005 he joined the commercial real estate financing firm of Axiom Capital, Inc. where he originated over $40,000,000 in retail, multi-family, office, and light industrial financing. Steve has served on several boards and committees with organizations such as the Center for Disability Services, the Albany Jewish Community Center, and Congregation Beth Emeth. He resides in Albany, New York with his wife Nancy. His two children, Jennifer and Matthew reside in New York City and in Hartford, CT. Steve’s family was the notable proprietors of Lerner’s Delicatessen from the mid-’60s until the early ’80s, with locations in downtown Albany and Stuyvesant Plaza. he graduated from Bryant College in 1975 with a bachelors' degree in Business Administration and a major concentration in Institutional Management.