About Steve Penava

Broker/Owner in Louisville, KY at Penava Properties

Realtor (inactive) in Jacksonville, FL

Steve Penava is a top producing Real Estate Agent and Broker. He was the #1 selling agent at Re/Max Properties East in March 2015, and has closed more than 130 transactions. He has been ranked in the top 10% of all Louisville Realtors.

Steve delivers exceptional customer service and meets each client’s needs with passion and integrity. He is a responsive and trusted partner who strives to make each transaction seamless and stress-free.

As an effective communicator and seasoned negotiator, Steve has the skill, drive and determination needed to close your transaction.

Business / Organizational Leadership Experience

Steve has an executive background. He has held senior leadership positions in finance and supply chain management at Yum! Brands and Kraft, both Fortune 500 companies. While at Yum! Brands, Steve won a Chairman’s Award for outstanding performance.

He also has executive leadership experience at Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS), one of the nation’s largest purchasing cooperatives. While at RSCS, Steve led a team that negotiated contracts for over $1 Billion annually.

Just prior to entering the real estate industry, Steve was Vice President of Supply Chain Management & Quality Assurance at Fazoli’s. He was responsible for a $75MM supply chain covering 90 suppliers, 8 distribution centers, and servicing 215 restaurants.


Steve holds an MBA in Finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. in Economics from Beloit College.

Community Service

Steve currently serves on the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors Finance Committee.