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

Lyle B. Stern, President

Lyle Stern is the President of Koniver Stern Group, a dominant retail leasing and consulting company based in Miami Beach, Florida. Mr. Stern is a more than twenty-year veteran of the real estate leasing profession. Koniver Stern is best known locally for its leading role in developing the upper moderate retail category in South Beach by way of its recruitment of Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Benetton, Starbuck’s Coffee Company, Guess? Jeans, Limited Express, Victoria’s Secret, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, bebe, J. Crew, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and most recently H & M. However, its true focus is the national, regional and local representation of both retail tenants and developers. Koniver Stern was responsible for bringing such world-renowned restaurants as Emeril Lagasse, Mr. Chow and recently Milos, to Miami Beach.

Lyle is frequently asked to speak about commercial real estate and is often quoted in newspapers and trade publications. He has been a member of Ocean Drive Magazine’s “Power List”. Lyle is very involved in the real estate community and Miami Beach. His community involvement has included President-Commercial Real Estate Association of Miami and the Beaches; Member- International Council of Shopping Centers; Past President-Police Athletic League; Board of Directors-Miami Beach Jewish Community Center; Board of Directors-Fraternal Order of Police Associates (FOPA); President-Children’s Craniofacial Association; Pillars Member-Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Founder-“Oliver’s Fund” (in support of children that are deaf/hard of hearing at the University of Miami Debbie School); Board of Directors-Miami Beach Taxpayers Association; Committee Member-Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom and their three children.