"Steven Jacobsen has an uncanny ability to analyze the most complex, large-scale development projects and create clear strategies that propel successful action plans. He combines knowledge and understanding - gained from extensive experience - with unmatched professionalism and commitment. Resourceful and creative, Steve is able to discover or innovate his way to unique approaches to otherwise seemingly intractable issues."

-Henry Beer, Founding Partner, Communication Arts, Inc. - Boulder, Colorado

"With Steve Jacobsen, you get a proven leader that combines clear analytical ability, keen instincts and a practical, solutions-oriented mindset. Steve's word is his bond, and he will always tell the truth, even when a client may not want to hear it."

-Jayne Thompson, President & CEO, Jayne Thompson & Associates, Ltd. - Chicago, Illinois

"Having worked with many of the world's leading minds in the retail and brand marketing arena, it's rare to find an individual like Steve. Simply put, he knows how to bring great people and smart ideas together to get the job done the right way. This is a precious quality in today's commodities world where quality is often sacrificed for quantity."

-Dana Arnett, Founding Partner, VSA Partners, Chicago, Illinois

"Having dealt with many of the nations leading developers in the retail arena, it's rare to find an individual like Steve. Simply put, he sees an opportunity and goes after it. He understands what is important and pays attention to the details. He is creative and persistent. Steve has been a good friend of Bass Pro for over 14 years. His "never say die attitude" and his ability to bring talented people to the table is truly a gift. His persistence and ability to grasp what is important has helped create the platform for Bass Pro to expand well beyond the Flagship location in Springfield, Missouri and into Canada".

-Johnny Morris - Founder & CEO Bass Pro Shops

"I worked with Steve over 6 years while conceiving, designing and developing the new CBS2 Broadcast Center in the heart of the city Block 37. His vision, creativity and expertise made it a reality, while all along keeping us on track, focused and enthusiastic fully engaged partners. He is a man of his word and a trusted advisor".

-Joe Ahern, Senior Advisor Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee

"In my 32 years of dealing with municipal development, Steve Jacobsen is the most innovative, hardworking and trustworthy individual I have dealt with. A handshake agreement with Steve is better than a 50-page contract with most."

-Jim Hayner, Village Administrator