American Mediation

(310) 208-1111

Steve Manavi, Mediator

Steve is known for his exceptional people skills and his vast understanding of real estate law, as well as his ability to effectively mediate complex cases. Steve is highly sought after for his extensive experience and expertise in strategic negotiation skills and his commitment to achieving positive outcomes for his clients.


Real Estate 

  • Commercial: sales, leasing & financing disputes
  • Residential buyer/seller disputes 
  • Residential leasing disputes 
  • Agent/agent disputes
  • Broker/broker disputes 
  • Broker/agent disputes 


Steve Manavi is a highly respected and accomplished real estate mediator with over 40 years of experience in the industry. He offers a wealth of knowledge and skills as he has experienced  a variety of roles in the real estate field, including salesperson, real estate firm owner-operator, manager of a large prestigious firm for over 25 years, and president of both the Association of Realtors and the MLS.

  • Presiding Officer of the Ethics and Arbitration Committee for the Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
  • Two time president of the Los Angeles Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Ethics Advocate for the Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
  • Past president of the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
  • Member of California Association of Realtors
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Member of Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors 




  • Steve has educated himself in mediation and negotiation, including:

    • Extended Training at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolutions,

    • California Association of Realtors Mediating Disputes arising under the C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement Course. 

Mr. Manavi handles mediations throughout California in person and online.