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

David Spitz, Director Investment Sales

David Spitz joined Koniver Stern Group in 2020 as a Director of Investment Sales specializing in value-add real estate investment sales and exclusive buyer representation. With over 15 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate, David has completed over $300 Million in transactional volume primarily in South Florida with a focus on the high street retail areas of Lincoln Road, Collins Avenue, Design District and Wynwood. Prior to joining Koniver Stern Group, David was the Senior Executive of Investment Sales at DWNTWN Realty Advisors and Whitehall Realty Advisors as well as the Regional Director of Capital & Venture Resources, a real estate debt brokerage representing commercial real estate investment and development companies.

David is a member of ICSC and the Miami Association of Realtors, a graduate of Yeshiva University and serves on the board of directors at the Hebrew Academy of Miami.