Cheryl   Steele


Phone: 704.716.0813
Fax: 704.372.2619
Mailing: 301 South College Street ,
Suite 2600 , Charlotte , NC   28202
Linkedin: Cheryl Steele


Cheryl Steele’s practice concentrates on commercial real estate development and finance for office, retail, industrial, single-family, and multi-family projects. Her clients include non-profit developers of affordable housing, local developers and builders of commercial sites, national builders of residential sites, and landlords and tenants of commercial sites.


  • Assistance League of Charlotte, Advisory Board
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy Land Acquisition Committee
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church Benevolent Funding Team and Deacon


  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2011-2019
  • Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2007, 2013-2015
  • 50 Most Influential Women, The Mecklenburg Times
  • Leaders in the Law, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
  • Power of Justice pro bono award, Charlotte Business Leader
  • Top 25 Women in Business, Charlotte Business Journal
  • Legal Elite, Real Estate Law, Business North Carolina

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1987
  • B.S., Business Administration and Political Science, Meredith College, 1983, magna cum laude
  • North Carolina


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Charlotte: Leadership Development Committee (2014), President (2007), Impact Award of the Year (2012) and Past-Presidents Council (2008 to present)
  • Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP Charlotte): Chair of Programs Committee and Chair of Battle of the Bands Committee (2015-2017), Chapter president (2018), Board of directors (2015 to present)
  • Urban Land Institute Charlotte: Past Board Member and Women’s Initiative Committee
  • Home Builders Association of Charlotte: Attorney and Board member (2009-2013)