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

Kerry Newman, Agent

Graduated from the University of Texas with a Finance/Real Estate degree

He is a 25 year veteran in the Real Estate retail leasing industry and began his career in Los Angeles working with the Epsteen and Associates brokerage firm and founder of the Chain Links Network. He was then hired by Simon Properties in their USA West Coast office to lease urban malls, specialty centers, enclosed malls and entertainment centers. In 1994, Kerry moved to South Florida and consulted with regional developers and represented entertainment and restaurant tenants. He joined Koniver Stern Group in 1997 and has been handling the lease up of such significant retail projects as Ivanhoe Cambridges' Mary Brickell Village, Starwood Urbans' retail assemblage of Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, and representing national tenants such as California Pizza Kitchen, McCormick and Schmick, Red Robin, Artefacto and Natuzzi.