About CSA Commercial

CSA Commercial was founded in 2001 as a real estate investment, development, and brokerage firm with offices in Milwaukee and Sheboygan. The firm is acutely focused on projects with civic dividends. Whether bringing jobs to a neighborhood, putting a building back into productive use, or employing sustainable design strategies, CSA Commercial creates value and a competitive advantage for the owners, tenants, and communities with which we do business.

Steve Mech

President & Co-Founder

Steve Mech is the President and Co-Founder of CSA Commercial. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University and holds a certificate in Real Estate from the Center for Urban Land Economic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed real estate broker in the State of Wisconsin. In 2010, Mr. Mech was named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” for contributions to his profession and his community.

Brian Taffora

Vice President

Brian Taffora is the Vice President of CSA Commercial.  Prior to joining CSA Commercial in early 2013, Brian held the position of Director of Economic Development for Milwaukee County.  Brian managed the development of County owned assets throughout the County’s 19 Municipalities. Brian also co-founded a state-wide not-for-profit association that worked Wisconsin businesses to advance economic, educational, and social policies required to secure Wisconsin’s future and protect its quality of life. Taffora is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Wisconsin and holds a bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater.

Dan Reinecke

Real Estate Sales and Leasing

Dan Reinecke holds a degree in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Regional Planning and Development. Dan is a seasoned sales professional. He was formerly a regional manager for Generac, a district manager for Milwaukee Tool, and a key accounts manager for Grainger. Dan has a comprehensive knowledge of building operations and efficiencies in distribution.

Ryan J. Schmitt

Real Estate Sales and Leasing

Ryan began his career in commercial real estate as the Manager of Development/Real Estate for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen corporate in the Central US. Ryan also has experience as a commercial appraiser and in retail sales and leasing. Ryan’s primary passions are site selection, financial analysis and completing the due diligence and research necessary to create a strong deal. Ryan received a degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from UT-San Antonio where he was the recipient of the Vogel CCIM Award.

Jack Van Der Weele

Real Estate Sales and Leasing

Jack has been a commercial and residential building inspector for over 26 years. He has an associate degree in construction from Triton College. In 2008, Jack was named inspector of the year. He currently serves on the boards of the International Code Council for Region III, The Wisconsin Boiler Inspector Association, and the Wisconsin Code Officials Alliance.