The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Steve Games

Managing Partner and CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

Steve Games has been a key component in growing three residential real estate firms to among the tops in the market. In 1985 he founded Pickford Realty Inc. in Rancho Santa Fe, which he grew to the dominant brokerage in the submarket. In 1988 he bought one of the original franchises of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates in the next seven years acquired more than two dozen competitors and grew the firm to be the largest in the entire market with more than 5,000 agents. In 2012 he joined forces with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, which since has been the region’s fastest growing firm. In September 2017, Games announced Nyda Jones-Church as Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty president and chief operating officer (COO).

ALMA MATER: Mesa College

PASSION: He is a Vietnam veteran and a proud patriot who started his career marketing to his military connections.

NOTEWORTHY: He had a five-year non-compete clause as part of the sale of Prudential California Realty to HomeServices of America.