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Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Steve Haddadin portrait in Florida

About

Steve Haddadin is an Entrepreneur who is very passionate about Real Estate. He is the Founder and President/ Broker of King Real Estate Group, a Real Estate Sales brokerage located in Brea, CA. Steve entered the Real Estate industry at the age of 18, he has a diverse base of experience including selling Commercial and Residential properties, Management of Office and Retail properties, Lending, and Development in Orange County and Riverside County. Steve Hadadin offers his clients the benefit of sophisticated analytical skills and is committed to providing the highest quality of real estate services available in the industry. Haddadin has also developed electric car charging stations, with the first one completed in 2020. He is proud to be an early adopter of electric car charging stations.

 Additionally, Haddadin has traveled extensively and was exposed to a diversity of cultures that he brings to his career.  In Middle School, Haddadin received the Nixon Geography Award of Distinction for scoring 33/35 on the Nixon Geography Challenge, and was selected by People to People, a student ambassador program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and was sent to Japan over the summer of 2011.  He lived in Amman, Jordan for 2 years of high school. He has also lived in Columbus, Ohio for 3 years of law school, while he simultaneously traveled to all 50 states, visited every Presidential Library, and completed: the American Whiskey Trail, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, and the B-Line tour. Haddadin is active in the promotion of these tours. In addition, Steve Haddadin has walked up to the top of the World Trade Center via the stairs (104 floors!) with the Tunnels 2 Towers organization for 9/11 heroes.

 

Haddadin, an avid Steak connoisseur, took it upon himself in 2022 to dedicate June 21st, his birthday, as National Wagyu Day.

Also in 2022, Haddadin created the Smokin' Steve Old Fashioned cocktail, to bring out a new experience with old fashioned lovers.

In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, chess, and traveling. Haddadin is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has played the Violin and the Trumpet during his childhood years.


Education

 

Steve Haddadin is a graduate of: California State University, Los Angeles obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate in 2019, California State University, Fullerton College of Business & Economics obtaining a B.A. in Finance in 2018, and Fullerton College obtaining an Associate of Arts in Economics and an Accounting Certificate in 2017. He successfully obtained the following prestigious certifications and designations:

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM®) from the CCIM® Institute, Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) see profile, Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS®) from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) see profile, and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) from the NAR. Steve currently holds a Real Estate Broker License and Mortgage License in the State of California and is an active member of NAR, California Association of Realtors, Pacific West Association of Realtors, IREM Orange County, and CCIM® Institute Greater Southern California.

 

Equipped with the knowledge and skills for success, he has received countless accolades and certifications in the industry. In 2021, Haddadin was inducted into Marquis Who's Who in America listees. Also in 2021, Haddadin was rated in the top 10 in Real Estate by the LA Wire.

Steve Haddadin has always pushed the boundaries of what is possible his entire career, in 2021 he decided to enroll in Capital University Law School as a 2024 JD candidate to expand services to include the legal side of Real Estate for his clients. Steve Haddadin is set to complete graduation on May 19th 2024. 

 

In the Community


Steve Haddadin is driven by serving others. Haddadin has supported causes in his community that date back to 2013, such as public sporting events to raise money for underprivileged communities.

Steve Haddadin is currently an active board member of the Center for Real Estate at the California State University Fullerton College of Business & Economics, he reformed the center by fostering numerous industry relations with organizations such as the CCIM® Institute, ICSC, and IREM. He has connected with and inspired many students interested in Real Estate. Prior to his tenure with the center, he served as the President of the Real Estate Association while he was a matriculated student. Haddadin's influence on the Center for Real Estate is a true testament to what a CSUF Titan is. As you enter into the Titan Promenade, the first study nook is named after Steve Haddadin. See link for location.  In 2023, Haddadin established the Steve Haddadin Student Travel Endowment to support students in attending the ICSC RECon Conference in Las Vegas. Haddadin started this annual trip and led the first delegation of CSUF students to the ICSC conference in 2018 under his role as the Real Estate Association President. This fund is to ensure the continuity of the trip. To contribute to the fund, see link. Alternatively, there is a direct-distribution link rather than growing the initial endowment that distributes market rate returns.

Additionally, Haddadin served as Vice President of Legislative Affairs for IREM Orange County from December 2nd, 2020 to December 2nd, 2021. He discussed the impacts of the new legislation within the real estate industry, identified different issues, coordinated with the council, and coordinated with politicians and legislative advocate groups. 

Steve Haddadin Quotes:

On life:

The greatest joy in life comes from achieving your goals. Especially when the odds are against you.

On investing:

Saving money is like buying food from the store and just leaving it in your fridge. Eventually it will rot. Investing is like planting a garden. With time you will reap the rewards of your seeds. Some seeds won't grow, and some seeds will feed you for a lifetime.

On New Ideas:

Whenever you come forward with a new idea, it is often times faced with fierce opposition. Once you demonstrate success with the idea, those same opposing forces will come forward trying to take credit for your idea. It's important to document your progress.

On leadership:

If your presence scares your team, you're a bad leader. If your presence inspires your team, you're a good leader.

 

On a leader's top duty:

A leader's number one duty is to form a team bond and culture so strong that any political agenda will not influence the team's progress.

On getting things done:

In a room of politically motivated people, aim to be the businessperson that is focused on getting things done.

On networking:

Good networking is expensive. Invest in networking. A good education alone will get your foot in the door.

On Being "Of Value":

It's not what you know, it's who you know is only a half-truth. The people that you want to connect with will be interested in you if you can also provide value to them. It is a two-way street, so you still have to know stuff.

On responsibility:

Often times we are so focused on fulfilling our requirements, that we end up forgetting about our responsibility.

On perseverance:

Whenever you face a new challenge you have 2 choices. Either you find a way out and keep going, or you resort to an escape and justify quitting. That is the line that separates you from where you are today and where you want to be.

On standing out:

If you only do what is considered normal or socially acceptable, you will never know how truly amazing you can be.

On accomplishing goals:

The more that something is looked at as crazy or impossible, the more excited I get about accomplishing it.

On education:

As a student, I did not look for the professors that would give me an easy A. I sought after learning from someone with experience that I could learn practical things from.

On character assessment:

Character assessment is important to understand, it will save you a lot of time and unnecessary conflicts.

On scaling a business:

The key to scaling is not only about mastering a system. It is what you build from the value that you bring to the table.

On National Wagyu Day:

The spirit of National Wagyu Day is special. It welcomes those who are trying Wagyu for the first time and seasoned Wagyu connoisseurs, on Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, to celebrate the delicacy of Wagyu and to learn about its rigorous authentication process. That also means one thing, more time to enjoy Wagyu!

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