Steve Mensinger


Steve Mensinger

President, Mesa Management

Steve Mensinger is an experienced leader in the private, public and nonprofit sector endeavors. Steve is currently the President of Mesa Management; a diversified, privately-held Real Estate Management and Development Company with assets throughout the State. Mesa Management’s portfolio includes apartments, offices, retail and senior living communities. Mesa Management has been a leader in real estate management, redevelopment and entitlement for over 40 years.

Steve Mensinger served on Costa Mesa City Council from January of 2011 to December of 2016. In 2014 he was elected to Mayor of the City of Costa Mesa, California. As a long time private sector executive Steve has applied private sector disciplines to public sector problems. Steve balanced the city budget 6 straight years. During his tenure as Mayor, the City had the largest surplus in the City’s history. Steve’s transparency and fiscal discipline led him to author a state-wide ordinance recognized as an innovation in municipal government. The first innovation was (COIN) which stands for “Civic Openness In Negotiations” the second (CAN) which stands for “City Asset Needs”. With both these ordinances Steve helped to redefine the expectation of City transparency and expectations with the taxpayers of his City. In addition, Steve authored several other ordinances and policies that have helped reshape the City as a whole. These include; Orange County’s first “Small Lot” ordinance and weekly “Meet the Mayor” listening events.

Steve’s professional career spans more than 32 years as a business leader in the real estate industry. Steve worked in executive positions with Arnel Management Company, The Bethany Group, and SunCal Companies.

Beyond his current public service, Steve is deeply committed to many public and community organizations including: the South Coast Apartment Association, Costa Mesa United, OC Vector Control, The South Coast Metro Alliance, Girls Inc., Boy Scouts of America, The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, The Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council, Costa Mesa Pop Warner, Estancia Sports Boosters Club, and Costa Mesa United. Steve is a USC Alumni and member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and is even part of his County’s local draft board.

Steve is married with two sons and is a 32 year Costa Mesa resident. When he is not working in real estate, he enjoys youth sports, hunting, fishing and wood working.

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