Welcome from the President

John R. Steinbauer
SIOR, President

I am proud to introduce you to Steinbauer Associates, Inc. for although there are a few quality Commercial and Industrial real estate brokers in Miami / South Florida and Lakeland-Polk County / Tampa Bay / Orlando we believe we have the ingredients that make us stand apart and above them all. Steinbauer Associates, Inc. representatives know that real estate is the basis of the free enterprise system and that it is inherently involved in the day to day activities of all people and businesses. Therefore, a decision to buy, sell, lease, develop, or manage real estate is an extremely important decision that will have lasting effects for decision-makers.

Steinbauer Associates, Inc. is structured to provide maximum professional assistance to individuals and corporations involved in retail, office, industrial, commercial, investment, and development land real estate activities. Important real estate is our only business, we like it, and we’re good at it.
You’ll find as numerous others have that we are eager and competent to interpret your needs into the best possible real estate opportunities for you.

Corporate Overview

“The kind of people that work for me are the kind of people that you would hire to work for you”



John R. Steinbauer, SIOR

President, Steinbauer Associates, Inc.

Steinbauer Associates, Inc. with its international headquarters in Miami to service South Florida and with its branch office in Lakeland to service Central Florida is a full service commercial and industrial real estate brokerage firm. John R. Steinbauer, SIOR, President, who has been active in commercial real estate since 1974, founded the firm in 1981 to provide the very highest quality service to buyers and sellers of commercial and industrial real estate in Florida.

Since its inception, Steinbauer Associates, Inc. is continually ranked as one of the top South and Central Florida commercial and industrial real estate brokerage companies. We recognize that the services we provide are important; however, we feel that the people within our company who provide the service are the key ingredient to a smooth transaction. That is why Steinbauer Associates, Inc. sales people’s reputation for superior service is so highly regarded by their peers in the industry.


John R. Steinbauer, SIOR

John is one the leading Commercial and Industrial Brokers in the industry.  For over four decades, John has represented sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, and investors in all phases of real estate services. Because of his years of experience and knowledge of industry and the people in South and Central Florida, coupled with his team of professionals, you know that your best interests are always being served.  John created Steinbauer Associates, Inc. in 1981.  He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Past Chapter President; Miami Association of Realtors and the Beaches, Past President and Chairman.

John is highly respected in his industry, the business and local community. He has served and continues to serve in leadership and volunteer positions in real estate industry associations and in community and charitable organizations.  John has received numerous awards and acclamations for his service not only to the real estate industry but for his charitable and community service.

John’s experience prior to his real estate career was in the role of Executive Director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Operations officer of the United States Junior Chamber.  He has a marketing background as well with companies including Gamble Skogmo; Watkins Products, Valspar Paints, and Gould National Batteries.

John is very active with his community as a member of the Miami Chamber of Commerce; South Florida Touchdown Club Foundation, Inc., President; South Florida Golf Foundation; The Doral PGA Tour Golf Tournament, Past General Chairman; Past Chairman, a past member of the Miami-Dade County Unsafe Structures Board; Miami-Dade School Board Investment Advisory Committee, past member; Minnesota Jaycees, Past State President; member of local community boards and active in Epiphany Catholic Church.

John served in the United States Army and attended the University of Minnesota.  He has four children and eight grandchildren.  John resides in Pinecrest, Florida since 1973.

J.R. Steinbauer, Jr., SIOR
Vice President

J.R. is a Vice President with Steinbauer Associates, Inc. J. R. has specialized in commercial/industrial and office real estate since joining the firm in 1983.

Active with the National Association of Realtors on Local, State, and National leadership levels and a Past President of Realtors Commercial Alliance of the Miami Realtors.  J.R. is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (S.I.O.R.) which is one of the highest memberships that can be achieved in the Commercial Real Estate industry.  There are only 3,300 members in the world which hold this designation.  Currently, he is serving as their chairman of Professional Standards, National Committee as well as the 2019 President S.I.O.R. Florida Chapter.

J.R. is a leader in the South Florida community for many years giving his time and service to the South Florida community.  He has served on the City of Doral’s Police and Parks for Kids board.  He is a Past President of the Junior Orange Bowl Committee, Past President of the Coral Gables Junior Chamber, General Chairman of the PGA Tour WGC – Cadillac Championship at Doral, member of the Doral business community, Tournament Director of the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship, and very active with International Junior golf organizations.

J.R. has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Real Estate / Insurance and a Minor in Economics from Minnesota State University at Mankato. He lives in Doral, Florida.

Jim Steinbauer, SIOR
Vice President

Jim Steinbauer, SIOR has been engaged full time in Commercial, Industrial & Development Land Real Estate Brokerage Business since 1984. Jim is a member of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) where he holds the prestigious designation of Specialist, Industrial and Office Real Estate. Out of the millions of real estate sales people worldwide only about 3,400 have qualified for this designation. For over 37 years, Jim has been one of the top producing commercial real estate salespeople in Florida. His expertise includes the areas of Asset Sales and Acquisitions, Lease Negotiations, Investment Sales, Site Selection, Asset Property Management, Buyer/Tenant Representation, Consultation and Expert Witness services.

Jim is a member of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors where he served as the Florida Chapter President in 2012 and on the Board of Directors from 2009-2013. He is a Realtor member of the Lakeland Realtors and served as President in 2016 and on their BOD from 2011 to 2017. Jim was also instrumental in assisting and coordinating the sale of the associations former Headquarters and the purchase and development of their new headquarters across from Hollis Gardens in Downtown Lakeland. He has been a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Florida Realtors since 1984. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Lakeland South, Florida Farm Bureau and Historic Lake Morton Neighborhood Association where he served as President in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Jim earned a BBA in Marketing from Florida International University in Miami. He played NCAA Division 1 baseball at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville Florida.

Jim and his wife, Jill reside in the Historic Lake Morton area of Downtown Lakeland. They have three adult children, Joe, Jay, and Jamie and three grandsons.

Julie Steinbauer-Leventhal

Julie grew up watching her father, grandfather and uncle continue the success John began in 1981. In fact, on the way to their first concert, JR put up a sign on a property on the way.

After a successful junior golf career, Julie played for Rollins College and was part of their 2015 National Championship team. In addition to cultivating her golf skills, Julie graduated with honors as a Social Entrepreneurship and Business major in 2017. Julie garnished that competitive spirit into her first sales job out of college with Equitable Advisors. Feeling the call to help her community though golf, Julie began working as the Program Coordinator for First Tee — Central Florida where she still teaches golf, helps to run programs, and leads their marketing initiatives. Julie is excited to bring her competitive energy, sales, and marketing experience to her family business.

J. Kyle Vreeland

J. Kyle Vreeland is a highly skilled and successful real estate professional, with a diverse background and expertise in all facets of commercial property acquisition and development. He is a licensed commercial Realtor, developer consultant, grad. architect/designer, general contracting manager, and licensed commercial insurance agent. Kyle’s focus is on commercial development, construction, and sales. His experience spans over $550M in transaction, design, and management.

In 1994-1996, Kyle received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, followed by post-graduate studies in Masters in Architect at the University of South Florida from 2000-2002. He also holds an AA in Architecture from Hillsborough Community College and attended Georgia Southern University in 1990-1992.

As a commercial Realtor, Kyle has been recognized for his accomplishments. In 2011, he was named National Emerging Broker Rookie of the Year for Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate. He has also received multiple awards for his outstanding sales performance, including Top Sales Producer Awards in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2018. In 2014, Kyle was honored with the Lakeland Realtors Presidential Distinction Award, and the following year, he was named Lakeland Realtors Realtor of the Year.