Cleveland focuses on real estate investments. Prior to joining StepStone, he was a partner at Clairvue Capital Partners, a real-estate investment manager that integrated with StepStone to establish StepStone Real Estate. At Clairvue, he focused on originating and executing investments in the US and Europe. Before Clairvue, he was a director at Liquid Realty Partners, an investment manager focused on real-estate private equity secondaries. He has also served as a vice-president at Capital Dynamics, a Swiss-based private equity manager, and worked in the debt capital markets divisions of Credit Suisse First Boston and Bank of America. Cleveland has earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina.