Steve Claton brings to his role as President of Universal Protection Service over 18 years of proven leadership experience in the commercial real estate industry.
He has worked in a variety of real estate segments throughout his career, including property operations, acquisitions, development, contract management and security.
Prior to joining Universal, Mr. Claton served as Vice President for The Irvine Company where he held various leadership positions, including the oversight of a 7M sq. ft. Class-A high-rise office portfolio and a 15M sq. ft. mixed-use campus office portfolio located throughout California. He was also responsible for the company’s security, engineering and landscaping disciplines, and led a number of significant property acquisitions totaling over 1.7M sq. ft. and $500M in value.
Mr. Claton has also held management positions at Insignia/ESG and The Shorenstein Company. Mr. Claton was a business major at Cal State Fullerton, is an active member of both BOMA and IREM and holds a current California Real Estate License.
He proudly serves on the board of directors for Community Service Programs, a non-profit charitable organization assisting at-risk families and youths, and is a past Vice President of the Board for the Irvine Transportation Agency.