Poe has developed over 4200 hotel rooms, 1,500 residential units and over 1 million square feet of commercial and office space around the country, with a heavy concentration in Louisville. His local developments include the Louisville Marriott Downtown, the master-planned RiverPark Place, and the Distil Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel on Whiskey Row. Poe currently has built-to-suit last-mile logistics center under construction on Durrett Lane by the Louisville Regional Airport.
Steve remains active in both the industry and community. He is a board member of the Impetus, Louisville Ballet, Downtown Development Corporation and OneWest Corporation, a nonprofit created out of the 2014 Bingham Fellows Class that is focused on economic development in west Louisville. Steve led the recruitment of OneWest’s 24-member board comprised of residents, community and business leaders from west Louisville, as well as leaders from many of the city’s largest corporations, financial institutions and philanthropic organizations. He commits a tremendous portion of his time to this endeavor and is committed to making real long-term change in an area that has repeatedly suffered from disinvestment and unmet promises.
Steve has also served as a board member of the Louisville Free Public Library, board member and former President of the Louisville Apartment Association, Chairman of the Home of the Innocents Capital Campaign and as a trustee of Louisville Collegiate School, and the University of Louisville.
Poe Companies has received several awards, including the Kentucky 10th Annual Governor’s Economic Leadership Silver Award in 2005, the Silver Anchor Award from Friends of the Waterfront in 2007, and most recently the March of Dimes Real Estate Achievement Award (REACH) in 2016 in honor of making significant professional and philanthropic achievements.