How it Happened

In 1992, Bruce Koniver first encountered Lyle Stern. At that time, Lyle was managing a prominent retailer's expansion on the West Coast of Florida, and Bruce was leasing a lifestyle center. Working together and having the opportunity to view each other in action, the two immediately realized that tremendous synergies existed between them. They soon decided to unite their unique talents, experiences and abilities in the hopes of building a firm that offered clients access to the combined benefits of their diverse backgrounds. Today, the result of that vision - Koniver Stern - is one of the most respected retail real estate combinations in the country.

A fifteen-year veteran of the real estate industry, Lyle Stern is primarily focused on the areas of retail real estate leasing, landlord brokerage and retail development consulting. Lyle has been responsible for representing multinational, national, regional and local tenants such as Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Whole Foods Market, Starbucks Coffee and Mr. Chow.


Our Team

Bruce H. Koniver, Partner

Bruce Koniver brings to the partnership his experience in senior management with Saks Fifth Avenue and Jordan Marsh, as well as an outstanding record in securing and negotiating leases for some of the country's leading retailers. He was with Saks Fifth Avenue for 14 years in senior management positions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Palm Springs and Washington, DC. He was General Manager of Jordan Marsh at the Omni Mall before getting into the shopping center business. He also managed Mayfair in Coconut Grove. His dynamic and positive philosophy has earned him a solid reputation in the retail/real estate community.

Bruce has represented a number of large developers and been responsible for leasing a significant amount of their large upscale retail centers including Forum Development Group’s Forum at Peachtree Parkway (Norcross, GA), Forum at Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA), Sunnyvale Town Center (Sunnyvale, CA) and Forum at Prospect Park (Alpharetta, GA); Cousins Properties’ The Avenue East Cobb (Atlanta, GA), World Golf Village (St. Augustine, FL), The Avenue at Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes, CA); and Taubco’s Vero Fashion Outlets (Vero Beach, FL). Bruce also represents numerous retail tenants including Adolfo Dominguez, Evos, Florida Running Co., Genghis Grill, Giraffas, Pottery Barn, Sports Action, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Wolford and Yo! Sushi.