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

Larry Soroka, Agent

Larry Soroka has been involved in commercial real estate for over 20 years. He began his career with Iramco Real Estate, where he was involved with the sale of the land at 5th Street and Washington Avenue for the China Grill Building and the sale of 1418 Ocean Drive to Big Time Productions. He joined Koniver Stern Group as Director of Investment Sales in 1999 and has continued to focus on the sale of shopping centers and other investment properties. While with Koniver Stern he has sold multiple shopping centers around South Florida including Flamingo Marketplace in Pembroke Pines, Del Tura Plaza in Ft Myers and the Chuck E Cheese Plaza in Pembroke Pines. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR) and the Realtor Association of Greater Miami & the Beaches (RAMB) and is a member of ICSC.