Steve Hise

Tax Member


Steve joined Dauby, O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC as the Director of Tax in 2007 bringing over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Steve’s experience includes six years of public accounting where he specialized in audits and cost certifications required by HUD and financial forecasts required to secure investor capital. Steve attended the Indiana University law school and spent two years working for an Indianapolis law firm working on tax matters and security transactions. For sixteen years, Steve was the Chief Financial Officer for an Indianapolis based private equity real estate development group which developed, constructed and operated commercial and residential real estate projects in a multi-state environment. For fifteen years, Steve was the Managing Partner of University Development Group I, LLC which developed, owned and operated a 278 room 4-diamond hotel located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As a Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner, Steve’s previous duties and responsibilities have included negotiating and securing commercial real estate financing, negotiating property management agreements and negotiating purchase and sale agreements for various types of real estate transactions, maintenance of lender relationships, compliance with loan covenants and closing of financing, purchase and sale transactions and tax reporting.

Steve also has extensive experience with accounting and financial reporting systems for commercial and residential real estate development, construction and management and for the hospitality industry.

With 34 years of experience in all aspects of the real estate industry, Steve is able to bring a client and business perspective to assist with resolution of any real estate transaction structuring or tax reporting issues.


B.A., Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University Law School – Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Organizations

-Member, Indiana CPA Society
-Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants