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Born in [[Detroit]], [[Michigan]], Stevens was educated at [[Choate Rosemary Hall|The Choate School]] (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in [[Wallingford, Connecticut]]. He was about to enter [[Harvard University]] but his father's financial difficulties ended his plan. He attended the [[University of Michigan]] for a year before dropping out. He then worked on a Ford assembly line and at a gas station during the [[Great Depression|Depression]].<ref>{{cite web|last1=Pace|first1=Eric|title=Roger L. Stevens, Real Estate Magnate, Producer and Fund-Raiser, Is Dead at 87|url=https://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/04/arts/roger-l-stevens-real-estate-magnate-producer-and-fund-raiser-is-dead-at-87.html|website=The New York Times|publisher=The New York Times Company|accessdate=14 March 2017}}</ref>
 
In 1934, he joined a Detroit real estate firm. By 1937, before he was 30, his real estate work had made him a small fortune of about $50,000. He led a syndicate (along with [[Ben Tobin]] and Alfred R. Glancy Jr.)<ref>[https://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/16/us/ben-tobin-92-investor-in-hotels-and-in-real-estate.html ''New York Times'': "Ben Tobin, 92, Investor in Hotels And in Real Estate" by Wolfgang Saxon] June 16, 1996</ref> that bought the [[Empire State Building]] in 1951 for $51 million, then a titanic sum; he more than doubled his investment when he sold his interest in the building three years later.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Pace|first1=Eric|title=Roger L. Stevens, Real Estate Magnate, Producer and Fund-Raiser, Is Dead at 87|url=https://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/04/arts/roger-l-stevens-real-estate-magnate-producer-and-fund-raiser-is-dead-at-87.html|website=The New York Times|publisher=The New York Times Company|accessdate=14 March 2017}}</ref>
 
In 1953, together with Alfred R. Glancy Jr., [[Ben Tobin]], and H. Adams Ashforth, he founded [[Unico Properties]] to develop a 10-acre [[University of Washington]] site in central [[Seattle]].<ref name="unicoprop.com">{{cite web|url=https://unicoprop.com/company/|title=About Us - The Company Story - Unico Properties|author=|date=|website=Unico Properties|accessdate=18 October 2018}}</ref><ref name="Bloomberg profile">{{cite web |title=Company Overview of Unico Properties LLC |url=https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4270184 |website=Bloomberg LP |accessdate=18 October 2018}}</ref>